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.

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.

Sociology

Author: Jumana F. Khalifeh
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 0757594778
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Social Science


Philosophies of social science

Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: UCSC:32106018771995
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Philosophy

“This book will certainly prove to be a useful resource and reference point … a good addition to anyone’s bookshelf.” Network "This is a superb collection, expertly presented. The overall conception seems splendid, giving an excellent sense of the issues... The selection and length of the readings is admirably judged, with both the classic texts and the few unpublished pieces making just the right points." William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex "... an indispensable book for all of us in philosophy and the social sciences who teach and care about the shape of social knowledge in the future." Steven Seidman, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York Albany "For a comprehensive account of the ways in which world transformations affect claims to social scientific knowledge, one need look no further than Gerard Delanty and Piet Strydom's Philosophies of Social Science. ...this collection captures nicely the increasingly engaged political nature of the philosophy of social science. Debates about pragmatism, feminism and postmodernism are particularly well represented" The Australian What is social science? How does it differ from the other sciences? What is the meaning of method in social science? What is the nature and limits of scientific knowledge? This collection of over sixty extracts from classic works on the philosophy of social science provides an essential textbook and a landmark reference in the field. It highlights the work of some of the most influential authors who have shaped social science. The texts explore the question of truth, the meaning of scientific knowledge, the nature of methodology and the relation of science to society, including edited extracts from both classic and contemporary works by authors such as Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, Alfred Schutz, Max Horkheimer, Jurgen Habermas, Alvin Gouldner, Karl-Otto Apel, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Dorothy Smith, Donna Haraway, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida and Claude Levi-Strauss. The readings are representative of the major schools of thought, including European and American trends in particular as well as approaches that are often excluded from mainstream traditions. From a teaching and learning perspective the volume is strengthened by extensive introductions to each of the six sections, as well as a general introduction to the reader as a whole. These introductions contextualise the readings and offer succinct summaries of them. This volume is the definitive companion to the study of the philosophy of social science, taught within undergraduate or postgraduate courses in sociology and the social sciences.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deviant Behavior

Author: Delos H. Kelly
Publisher: Worth Publishers
ISBN: 0312119410
Release Date: 1995-08-15
Genre: Social Science

Illustrative introductions and 44 classic and contemporary readings explain theories and current debates.

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412944731
Release Date: 2008-02-29
Genre: Social Science

This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more “user friendly” for the undergraduate student. This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

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.

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.

The Sociology of Healthcare

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137266545
Release Date: 2008-03-28
Genre: Medical

A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.