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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412936590
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan M. White, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate to Service Learning at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization, human rights, and public sociology.

Dr. White has received numerous teaching and humanitarian awards. He is the Founding Director of Sports for Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors for Free the Children, Peace Through Youth, the Graduation Pledge Alliance, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center ofMaine. Dr.White also has served as Director and Coordinator for Youth Ambassadors for Peace, a project aimed at helping war-affected youth. He has authored articles in the fields of inequality and globalization, and is currently writing a book entitled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America.

Dr. White lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of 13 nieces and nephews.

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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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