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The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community / Edition 1

by Kathleen Odell Korgen, Jonathan M. White, Johnathan M. White, Jonathan M. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412936594

ISBN-13: 9781412936590

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community brings the "public sociology" movement into the classroom, as it teaches students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in our democratic society. Through exercises and projects, authors Kathleen Korgen and Jonathan White encourage students to practice the application

Overview

The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community brings the "public sociology" movement into the classroom, as it teaches students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in our democratic society. Through exercises and projects, authors Kathleen Korgen and Jonathan White encourage students to practice the application of these tools in order to get both hands-on training in sociology and experience with civic engagement in their communities.

Key Features:

  • Connects the classroom to the community: Chapters relate the key topics covered in Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems courses to civic engagement exercises.
  • Provides fun, interesting, and easy ways to learn the tools of sociology: Each chapter contains both hands-on data collection exercises (e.g. surveys, interviews, observations), and library-based research.
  • Offers a global perspective: Each chapter contains at least one international example on the subject area, connecting students to the global, as well as local and national communities.
  • Illustrates how students can influence society: An "Engaged Sociologist" section highlights a sociologist or sociology student working on an issue presented in the chapter.
  • Entices students to become more active, effective citizens: The book suggests specific actions students can take in their community such as throwing a fundraiser, participating in "actions" via the web, organizing a forum on campus, etc.
  • Intended Audience:

    This is an excellent, low-cost supplemental as well as an effective brief stand-alone core text for a variety of undergraduate courses in Introductory Sociology such as Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Applied Sociology, and more.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781412936590
    Publisher:
    SAGE Publications
    Publication date:
    11/28/2006
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    208
    Product dimensions:
    5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

    Table of Contents


    Preface     vii
    Acknowledgments     ix
    The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Between Sociology, Democracy, and Civic Engagement     1
    Founders and Foundations of Sociology: Theory     13
    How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Sociological Methods     27
    Creating Civic Engagement Versus Creating Apathy: Culture     43
    Learning How to Act in Society: Socialization     57
    Social Institutions: Family and Economy     73
    Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion     91
    Deviant Behavior and Social Movements     107
    Big Money Doesn't Always Win: Stratification     123
    Sex, Gender, and Power     141
    What Does a "Typical American" Look Like Today?: Race and Ethnicity     159
    The Engaged Sociologist in Action     175
    Index     189
    About the Authors     195

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