Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology / Edition 5

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A resounding best seller, this series of classic articles written by key sociologists and social thinkers will compliment any introductory sociology textbook. This reader serves as a foundation where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology. Priced right as a stand-alone and free when bundled with Wadsworth introductory texts, this brief reader is a convenient and painless way to bring the "great thinkers" to your students.

A ... complement to any Introduction to Sociology text, this reader includes a variety of timeless, well-known selections keyed to introductory sociology topics. Fundamental topics can be explored from their foundations up as the ground-breakers who built the discipline are presented. Thinkers such as Mills, Marx, DuBois, and Goffman are included to give you an understanding of where the discipline got its start. Modern-day classics by luminaries such as Kozol and Ritzer will show you where it's going. -Back cover.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495602767
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/5/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 435,557
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Promise of Sociology. C. Wright Mills. 2. Invitation to Sociology. Peter L. Berger. 3. Manifesto of the Communist Party. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. 4. Body Ritual Among Nacirema. Horace Miner. 5. Lynch Law in America Ida B. Wells-Barnett 6. The Self. George Herbert Mead. 7. The Presentation of Self. Erving Goffman. 8. The Normality of Crime. Emile Durkheim 9. On Being Sane in Insane Places. D.L. Rosenhahn 10. The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All. Herbert J. Gans. 11. The Souls of Black Folks. W.E.B. Du Bois. 12. Women and Economics. Charlotte Perkins Gilman 13. The Power Elite. C. Wright Mills. 14. Savage Inequalities. Jonathan Kozol. 15. Division of Labor. Emile Durkheim. 16. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Weber.

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