The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise

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If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.
 
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Overview


New Third Edition!

If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.
 
This Third Edition features:
• Updated key references, data, resources, and examples, from global warming, Obama's election, and gay marriage to transgender/cisgender and the Occupy Movement
• A glossary of terms
• The short essays in Chapter 6, framed around the power of sociology, dig beneath easy and popular understandings to reveal what lies beneath
• An additional analysis of how men's violence is made invisible even though most violence is perpetrated by men
• Chapter 7's focus on sociology as a worldview with an analysis of the origins of white privilege 

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"There is no better book to help college students understand the sociological mindset."-Terence J. McGinn, The University of Michigan

"I love The Forest and the Trees. And, honestly, if there was not a new edition, I am not sure how I would teach my introduction to sociology course. My students often comment that it was the best book in a class they have ever read. I cannot sing the praises of The Forest and the Trees enough!"-Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Associate Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Marcos

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439911877
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2014
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Allan G. Johnson is a nationally recognized sociologist, nonfiction author, novelist, and public speaker best known for his work on issues of privilege and oppression, especially in relation to gender and race. He is the author of numerous books, including The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (Temple) and Privilege, Power, and Difference. His work has been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies. Visit him online at www.agjohnson.us and follow his blog at www.agjohnson.wordpress.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing 7
2 Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life 36
3 The Structures of Social Life 79
4 Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place 118
5 Us, It, and Social Interaction 141
6 Living the Practice and the Promise 165
Notes 191
Index 201
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