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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology / Edition 2

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology / Edition 2

by Kimberly J. McGann
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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781544300436
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kimberly J. McGann (Ph.D., SUNY-Buffalo) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., where she regularly teaches introduction to sociology, marriage and families, race and ethnicity, and mass media and popular culture.

Table of Contents

Part I: Thinking Sociologically
The Sociological Imagination - C. Wright Mills
Invitation to Sociology - Peter L. Berger
The Restroom and Equal Opportunity - Harvey Molotch
An Introduction to McDonaldization - George Ritzer
Dammed Lies and Statistics - Joel Best
Part II: Culture, Socialization, and Interaction
Body Rituals Among the Nacirema - Horace Miner
Islands of Meaning - Eviatar Zerubavel
The Presentation of Self in Everday Life - Erving Goffman
Anybody’s Son Will Do - Gwynne Dyer
Part III: Constructing Deviance and Normality
On Being Sane in Insane Places - David L. Rosenhan
The Rise of Viagra - Meika Loe
Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating - Emily E. LaBeff, Robert E. Clark, Valerie J. Haines, and George M. Diekhoff
The Way We Weren’t: The Myth and Reality of the “Traditional” Family - Stephanie Coontz
Part IV: Gender
Doing Gender - Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman
Marked: Women in the Workplace - Deborah Tannen
The Boy Code - William Pollack
Part V: Race
Racial Formations - Michael Omi and Howard Winant
How to Talk Nasty about Blacks without Sounding "Racist" - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
The Code of the Streets - Elijah Anderson
Part VI: Social Class
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All - Herbert J. Gans
Unequal Childhoods - Annette Lareau
Preparing for Power: Curriculum and Cultural Power - Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Caroline Persell

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