The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology / Edition 4

The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology / Edition 4

by Lisa J. McIntyre
     
 

The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to

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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073380032
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Part 1The Sociological Imagination
1The Promise1
2How History and Sociology Can Help Today's Families7
3Hernando Washington18
Part 2The Research Craft
4Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects: A Study of Personal Advertisements29
5Hate in the Suburbs: The Rise of the Skinhead Counterculture36
6Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Research45
7If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably55
Part 3Culture
8Queer Customs66
9Body Ritual Among the Nacirema72
10The Young, the Rich, and the Famous: Individualism as an American Cultural Value77
11Rule Enforcement Without Visible Means: Christmas Gift Giving in Middletown84
12The Code of the Streets93
13The Rules of Sympathy102
Part 4Social Structure
14The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life110
15The Pathology of Imprisonment119
16Marked: Women in the Workplace124
17"Getting" and "Making" a Tip131
18Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead: Morticians and Funeral Directors139
Part 5Social Institutions and Socialization
19Hidden Lessons156
20Elite Boarding Schools: Curricula as Cultural Capital167
21The Nurture and Admonition of the Lord: Raising Children176
22New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers190
23Management by Stress: The Reorganization of Work Hits Home in the 1990s202
24Anybody's Son Will Do211
25Suspended Identity: Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison223
Part 6Deviance and Social Control
26The Normality of Crime235
27The Saints and the Roughnecks237
28On Being Sane in Insane Places249
29Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?257
30Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating270
31Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White-Collar Crime276
Part 7Inequality
32The Land of Opportunity285
33Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis295
34The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All304
35The Job Ghetto310
36Confessions of a Nice Negro, or Why I Shaved My Head313
37The Model Minority Myth: Asian Americans Confront Growing Backlash321
38Tales Out of Medical School326

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