Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317882022
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Social Science

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology introduces the reader to sociological issues, theories and debates, providing extracts of primary source material, from both classical and contemporary theorists. Theorists are examined within their historical and sociological framework and the text provides an analysis of developments in sociological thought and research. The text is divided into four main sections: Part One, Origins and Concepts, surveys the history of the discipline of sociology and examines key themes which have influenced sociological theorising and investigation, in particular, social control, culture and socialisation. Parts Two and Four, Sociological Theories and Sociological Research, include a number of readings from the founding theorists and investigators, including Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Charles Booth, and also include more recent theoretical writing and research approaches. The focus on theory and research is extended by a selection of readings centred around the theme of Differences and Inequalities (Part Three); these readings provide students with examples of work from an area where sociological theorising and research has been widely applied.

Families and Society

Author: Scott Coltrane
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534591302
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

This reader is designed to promote a sociological understanding of families, while at the same time demonstrating the diversity and complexity of contemporary family life. The different parts or sections of the reader are designed to "map" onto most sociology of the family textbooks and course syllabi.

Social Science

Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816631271
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

It is argued that the conception of social science emerging today is one that involves a synthesis of radical constructivism and critical realism. The crucial challenge facing social science is a question of its public role: growing reflexivity in society has implications for the social production of knowledge and is bringing into question the separation of expert systems from other forms of knowledge.

Seeing Ourselves

Author: Nijole Vaicaitis Benokraitis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0132819007
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Canada

Seeing all sides of sociology issues: classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural. Seeing Ourselves is the only reader that systematically weaves together three types of articles-classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural-to showcase the many different perspectives sociology offers across a diverse variety of topics. Classic articles provide students with sociological statements of recognized importance and lasting significance. Contemporary readings focus on current sociological issues, controversies, and applications. And, cross-cultural selections offer sociological insights about the striking cultural diversity of Canada and the larger world. Together, these readings summarize significant sociological issues in a way that is both informative and easy to understand for introductory students.

Conflict Order and Action

Author: Edward Ksenych
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 155130192X
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This engaging collection of classic and contemporary readings is designed to complement introductory sociology texts by offering students a lively variety of examples of the practice of sociological inquiry. The authors bring together selections of seminal sociological thought, current North American formulations of the sociological imagination, as well as applications of sociology to contemporary topics and issues with a Canadian focus. The aim of the reader is to provide selections that are compelling, relatively accessible, and reflect the diversity of theoretical approaches and methodologies that constitute sociological inquiry within the limitations of having an affordable book. It provides rich supplementary resource material for the main topics usually taken up in introductory courses: the sociological perspective, culture, action and interaction, socialisation, work and the economy, social inequality, gender relations, family, deviance and social control, and social change. In addition, the reader is an excellent resource for courses with fieldwork assignments. It provides a section on selected field projects that can be done in a one or two semester course, and contains articles that can serve as examples of each project.

Family Stress

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761926127
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

An anthology of 23 major articles from family stress literature that provides academics and students with an accessible, coherent compilation of writings by past, present and emerging family stress scholars. The book includes classic and current writings from multi-disciplinary streams of work in family social science, social work, nursing, family sociology, family therapy, and family psychology. The chapters address the increasingly diverse and complex family situations of stress and crisis and provide a new generation of family stress scholars with convenient access to a sampling of articles by past and present researchers, theorists, and clinicians. The editor has written chapter introductions that encourage students, researchers, and practitioners to expand their own thinking about the concepts and models of family stress and coping to guide the development of future work in this field.

Empirical Approaches to Sociology

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205628095
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

The primary source readings in this book give students a chance to see how empirical data from research studies is interpreted and incorporated into sociological theory. This reader is ideal for introductory or social problems courses. The 40 essays provide a broad overview of the field and represent a range of theoretical perspectives. Readings all contain extensive data, both quantitative and qualitative; the quantitative data is easily interpreted without regression analysis or other advanced math skills.

Mapping the Social Landscape

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 150636828X
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Social Science

Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author: Scott Appelrouth
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761927938
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

This unique hybrid of text and readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core classical and contemporary theorists with an historical as well as theoretical framework for understanding them. This novel approach provides students the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. No other theory text combines such "student-friendly" explanation and analysis with original theoretical works.

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Author: Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483300993
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Social Science

Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

Author: Kimberly McGann
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483378718
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Social Science

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.

Everyday Sociology Reader

Author: Karen Sternheimer
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393934292
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

A lively mix of traditional readings, blog posts, and activities to help students connect sociology to their own lives.

The Sociology of Organizations

Author: Michael J Handel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761987665
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

For the first time, a single volume offers a comprehensive selection of primary readings and companion overview essays on the sociology of organizations. These readings and essays provide incisive and guided coverage of the subjects normally included in a one-semester sociology of organizations course. The Sociology of Organizations covers the full range of theoretical perspectives and substantive topics through readings that are either classics in the field or widely discussed and debated "new classics." Scholars and students in the fields of sociology, management, organizational behavior, and organizational psychology and those within political science and economics who are interested in how organizations function will find this work a welcome, invaluable resource.

Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology

Author: Wadsworth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111783716
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Genre: Social Science

This series of classic articles written by key sociologists will complement any introductory sociology textbook serving as a touchstone, where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.