The Human Experience: Readings from Sociology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The 72 readings in The Human Experience are drawn from an eclectic, interdisciplinary range of popular and scholarly choices to survey the core concepts that make up sociology's fundamental insights. The collection includes chapters on topics that are rarely found in standard introductory readers: the social construction of reality; the thoughts of classic social theorists; social organization of the private realm of thoughts and feelings; and changing social relationships. To make them more accessible to readers, many of the readings are notably short. Every reading is accompanied by annotations or signposts in the margins, written by the text author, that explain, comment, or expand upon key points. Can be used independently, or is an ideal companion volume for Curra¿s The Human Experience: Insights from Sociology (Allyn & Bacon, 2003.)
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Table of Contents
1. Doing Sociology.
What Is Sociology?, by Alex Inkeles.
The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills.
Sociology, by Steve Bruce.
Science, Sociology, and Space Invaders, Parts 1 and 2, by Lloyd Stires and Phillip J. Klass.
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists, by Joel Best.
2. Groups, Societies, and Social Relationships.
What is Society? by Earl R. Babbie.
Networks in the Global Village: Life in Contemporary Communities, by Barry Wellman.
Social Structure, by Charles Crothers.
Sources of the New Institutionalism, by Victor Nee.
Food, Food Fights, and Group Boundaries, by John Curra.
3. The Cultural Context.
Mirror for Man, by Clyde Kluckhohn.
Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times, by Marvin Harris.
Culture: A Sociological View, by Howard S. Becker.
Sniglets, by Rich Hall and Friends.
Nutty Norms, by Barbara Seuling.
4. The Social Construction of Reality.
The Social Construction of Reality, by Peter I. Berger and Thomas Luckmann.
Ever Wonder Why?, by Douglas B. Smith.
A Watched Pot: How We Experience Time, by Michael G. Flaherty.
Cultural Concept of Ideal Appearance, by John Curra.
The Survivors of the F-227, by James M. Henslin.
5. Classic Thoughts about the Human Experience.
System of Positive Polity, by Auguste Comte.
The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
The Rules of the Sociological Method, by Emile Durkheim.
Mind, Self, and Society: From the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist, by George H. Mead.
Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology, by Max Weber.
6. Distinctively Human.
East Side Story: The Origin of Humankind, by Yves Coppens.
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, by Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey.
The Social Cage: Human Nature and the Evolution of Society, by Alexandra Maryanski and Jonathan H. Turner.
Animal Cognition Versus Animal Thinking: The Anthropomorphic Error, by Hank Davis.
Uniquely Human: The Evolution of Speech, Thought, and Selfless Behavior, by Philip Lieberman.
The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain, by Terrence W. Deacon.
7. Socialization: Becoming a Society in Miniature.
Symbols and the Triadic Nature of Meaning, by George H. Mead.
Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology, by John P. Hewitt.
Social Psychology, by Alfred R. Lindesmith, Anselm L. Strauss, and Norman K. Denzin.
Piaget's Theory of Child Development and Its Implications, by Robbie Case.
The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together, by Eleanor E. Maccoby.
8. Social Stratification and Global Inequality.
Changing Income Inequalities Within and Between Nations: New Evidence, by Brian Goesling
Global Inequalities, by York W. Bradshaw and Michael Wallace.
A Nation Divided: Diversity, Inequality, and Community in American Society, by Henry A. Walker, Phyllis Moen, and Donna Dempster-McClain.
Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel.
Getting Ahead: Economic and Social Mobility in America, by Daniel P. McMurrer and Isabel V. Sawhill.
Gendered Society, by Michael S. Kimmel.
9. The Social Reality of Crime and Deviance.
The Relativity of Deviance, by John Curra.
The Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime, by Henry H. Brownstein.
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice, by Jeffrey Reimer.
Reflections on Crime and Criminology at the Millennium, by Elliott Currie.
Making Us Crazy: DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders, by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk.
10. Close Connections: Family, Friends, and Community.
To Have and to Hold: Marriage, the Baby Boom, and Social Change, by Jessica Weiss.
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work, by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam.
On Friendship, by Ray Pahl.
Loose Connections: Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities, by Robert Wuthnow.
Who is my Neighbor? Social Affinity in a Modern World, by James A. Vela-McConnell.
11. The Private Realm.
Social Mindscapes; An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology, by Eviatar Zerubavel.
Emotions and Naming the Process, by Alfred R. Lindesmith, Anselm L. Strauss, Norman K. Denzin.
The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feelings, by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
The Emotional Self: A Sociocultural Exploration, by Deborah Lupton.
Momentous Events, Vivid Memories, David B. Pillemer.
12. Sociocultural Change.
How Societies Change, by Daniel Chirot.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond.
Runaway World, by Anthony Giddens.
A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change, by Stanley Lieberson.
Illusions of Prosperity: America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity, by Joel Blau.
Postmodernism is not what you Think, by Charles Lemert.
Rambo and the Dalai Lama; The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival, by Gordon Fellman.