Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings / Edition 10 available in Paperback
The articles in this carefully edited anthology for introductory sociology demonstrate the significance of sociology in everyday life, and show that what seems “obvious” is often not-so-obvious when subjected to sociological analysis.
As with prevision editions, Sociology (reader): Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Tenth Edition by David M. Newman, Jodi O’Brien, and Michelle L. Robertson includes a range of styles and examples that reflect common experiences and phenomena; important social issues and problems; the relationship between the individual and society; and a sociological perspective on specific historic events. One overarching theme, represented by the metaphor of “architecture” in the title, is that as social beings, we are constantly building and rebuilding our social environments. Many readings are based on research done in the past five years, and others are sociological classics.
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About the Author
David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, Ph D 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David came to De Pauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Brief Edition (Sage, 2017); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Mc Graw-Hill, 2017); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (Mc Graw-Hill, 2009). His most recent book, Redemption or Stigma? The Promise, Practice and Price of Second Chances in American Culture (Lexington Books), is projected to be published in 2019. It examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of “second chance” and “permanent stigma” narratives in everyday life.
Jodi O’Brien is Professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Seattle University. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society and co-editor of the “Contemporary Sociological Perspectives” book series. Her books include The Production of Reality, Social Prisms, and Everyday Inequalities. Her courses and research focus on difference, power and discrimination, and religion and sexuality.
Michelle Robertson (Ph D, Washington State University) is Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Edward’s University. In addition to the introductory course, she teaches courses in research, statistics, theory, sport, masculinities, family, and social inequality. She won a teaching award at Washington State University and does research on classroom incivility.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Individual and SocietyChapter 1: Taking a New Look at a Familiar World “The Sociological Imagination” by C. Wright Mills “Invitation to Sociology” by Peter Berger “The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience” by Herbert Kelman and V. Lee HamiltonChapter 2: Seeing and Thinking Sociologically “The Metropolis and Mental Life” by Georg Simmel “Culture of Fear” by Barry Glassner “The (Mis)Education of Monica and Karen” by Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. ArmstrongPart II: The Construction of Self and SocietyChapter 3: Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge “Concepts, Indicators, and Reality” by Earl Babbie “Measuring Same-Sex Relationships” by Nancy Bates and Theresa J. De MaioChapter 4: Building Order: Culture and History “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner “The Melting Pot” by Anne Fadiman “Mc Donald’s in Hong Kong” by James L. WatsonChapter 5: Building Identity: Socialization “Life as the Maid’s Daughter” by Mary Romero “Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field” by Hilary Levey Friedman “Working the 'Code'” by Nikki JonesChapter 6: Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Selections” by Erving Goffman ”Blue Chip Blacks: Managing Race in Public Spaces” by Karyn R. Lacy “The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity" by David GrazianChapter 7: Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” by Stephanie Coontz “Gay Parenthood and the End of Paternity as We Knew It" by Judith Stacey “Covenant Marriage: Reflexivity and Retrenchment in the Politics of Intimacy” by Dwight FeeChapter 8: Constructing Difference: Social Deviance “Watching the Canary” by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres “Healing (Disorderly) Desire: Medical-Therapeutic Regulation of Sexuality” by P.J. Mc Gann “Patients, ‘Potheads,’ and Dying to Get High” by Wendy ChapkisPart III: Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday LifeChapter 9: The Structure of Society: Organizations and Social Institutions “These Dark Satanic Mills” by William Greider “The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland” by John Van Maanen “Cool Stores, Bad Jobs” by Yasemin Besen-CassinoChapter 10: The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class Inequality “Making Class Invisible” by Gregory Mantsios “Branded With Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America” by Vivyan Adair “The People of Wal-Mart” by Nicholas Copeland and Christine LabuskiChapter 11: The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity “Racial and Ethnic Formation” by Michael Omi and Howard Winant “Optional Ethnicities” by Mary C. Waters “Jeremy Lin’s Model Minority Problem” by Maxwell LeungChapter 12: The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender “Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood” by Bart Landry “Still a Man’s World: Men Who Do 'Women's Work'” by Christine L. Williams ”New Biomedical Technologies, New Scripts, New Gender”” by Eve ShapiroChapter 13: Global Dynamics and Population Demographic Trends “India’s Reproductive Assembly Line” by Sharmila Rudrappa “Love and Gold” by Arlie Russell Hochschild “Age-Segregation in Later Life: An Examination of Personal Networks” by Peter Uhlenberg and Jenny de Jong GierveldChapter 14: The Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society “'Aqui Estamos y No Vamos!' Global Capital and Immigrant Rights” by William I. Robinson ”The Seattle Solidarity Network: A New Approach to Working Class Social Movements” by Walter Winslow “Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women” by Celene Krauss