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
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|Edition description:||3rd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Life, Practice, and Promise
1 The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing
2 Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life
3 The Structures of Social Life
4 Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place
5 Us, It, and Social Interaction
6 Things Are Not What They Seem
7 Sociology as Worldview: Where White Privilege Came From
Epilogue: Who Are We Really?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sure to be a beginning to a new sociological perspective, also very readable.