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.

Readings for Sociology

Author: Garth Massey
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393938840
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Social Science

The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

Seeing Ourselves

Author: Nijole Vaicaitis Benokraitis
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.

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Deborah Carr
ISBN: 0393639452
Release Date: 2018-07
Genre: Social Science

Authored by four leading scholars and teachers, Introduction to Sociology provides an authoritative introduction to basic concepts, major theories, and current research in a streamlined, easy-to-navigate format. A consistent four-part chapter structure makes the reading manageable without sacrificing coverage, while InQuizitive, Norton's award-winning adaptive learning platform, helps ensure students are mastering the content. At the end of every chapter, a discussion of unanswered questions highlights the power of the sociological imagination to help us better understand our complex society.

Life in Society

Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205494153
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Education

This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to "Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach," Eighth Edition. There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter, "The Sociology of Human Sexuality." Readings New To This Edition The Hmong Meet the Melting Pot / Anne Fadiman Diary of a Homeless Man / John R. Coleman Fraternities and Rape Culture / A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All / Herbert J. Gans How the Jews Became White Folks / Karen Brodkin College Athletes and Role Conflict / Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration / Farai Chideya

Essentials of Sociology

Author: Richard P. Appelbaum
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393674088
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on up-to-the-minute examples, cutting-edge research, and the most current data, Essentials of Sociology powerfully illustrates how a sociological imagination can make us more thoughtful members of our social world, better citizens, and more effective future workers. (NEW) "Employing Your Sociological Imagination" features highlight the practical value of sociology to a wide range of careers. Extensive pedagogy and innovative media help students not only succeed in the course, but also develop the skills necessary for life beyond college.

The Contexts Reader

Author: Syed Ali
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393639657
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Political Science

An updated collection of the best articles from the award-winning magazine

Ways of Social Change

Author: Garth M. Massey
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 1506306624
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Garth Massey discusses the main narrative of contemporary social change and teaches the critical thinking skills needed to make sense of the changing world in the 21st Century in Ways of Social Change, Second Edition. It is organized around five major drivers of social change: science and technology, social movements, corporate power, government actions, and war. In contrast to other titles, which emphasize theories of social change, this book focuses more on describing and analyzing changes that are taking place in global society. The Second Edition features several exciting changes: the overall length of the books has been reduced by 15% while many of the boxes in Ch. 2 about research methodologies have been cut back, eliminated, or integrated back into the main narrative. The book contains new or updated material on income distribution, scientific and technological innovations, and the power of large coroporations including a new section in the last chapter called Visions of the Future, Predictions, and the Limits of Predition and new discussion questions and activities for all chapters.

Society in Focus

Author: William E. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442255982
Release Date: 2016-04-20
Genre: Social Science

Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues.

The Real World

Author: Kerry Ferris
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393639304
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Popular culture

You May Ask Yourself

Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393674185
Release Date: 2019
Genre: Social Science

The bestselling "untextbook" gets students thinking like sociologists

Exploring Social Life

Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205633064
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Social Science

This brief and economical reader, edited by James M. Henslin, is especially designed to be used as a companion to "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach." There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter, "The Sociology of Human Sexuality." Readings New to This Edition "Hooking Up on the Internet" by Helen M. Lawson and Kira Leck"Becoming a Hit Man" by Ken Levi"Job on the Line" by William M. Adler"Invisible Man" by Lawrence Otis Graham"Social Class and Childrearing" by Annette Lareau"Still Separate, Still Unequal" by Jonathan Kozol"Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration" by Farai Chideya Order separately or valuepack with "Essentials of ""Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach," Eighth Edition for $5 net. Valuepack ISBN: 0-205-

The Meaning of Sociology

Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0135157862
Release Date: 2008-03
Genre: Social Science

This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 56 classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is organized around basic sociological concepts and connects these concepts to the study of Sociology or our world.

Essentials of Sociology

Author: David B. Brinkerhoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133630395
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Social Science

Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Race Ethnicity Gender and Class

Author: Joseph F. Healey
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412987318
Release Date: 2011-11-04
Genre: Social Science

Joseph F. Healey’s Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, Sixth Edition builds upon the bestselling status of the prior editions, praised for the author’s writing style and the various effective pedagogical features that ensure students engage with core concepts in a meaningful way. With many updates and revisions, this edition once again uses sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the United States with consistency and clarity. Chapter-ending current debates based on the writings of prominent scholars spark classroom discussion on important issues, and first-person accounts, “Narrative Portraits,” are threaded throughout the text to bring life to a variety of topics.