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Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings

Eleventh Edition
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December 2018 | 374 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings underscores the "architecture" of social life—how we, as social beings, are always building and rebuilding our social environment. This anthology 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. Each set of readings, organized around a specific theme, is preceded by an introduction that provides a sociological context and followed by a set of discussion questions.

The new Eleventh Edition includes several new readings that convey the best in critical contemporary sociology with an eye toward current social issues such as women's incarceration, immigration issues in families, transgender experiences, links between poverty, race and crime, social class and achievement, government corruption, college and dating life, teen sexuality, LGBTQ social movements, and Black lives matter.

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PART I. THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 1: Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
“The Sociological Imagination” C. Wright Mills
“The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience” Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton
“Hernando Washington” Lisa McIntyre
 
Chapter 2: Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
“The (Mis)Education of Monica and Karen" Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Culture of Fear Barry Glassner
The Social Context of Hoarding Megan Shaeffer
 
PART II. THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 3: Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
“Concepts, Indicators and Reality” Earl Babbie
“From Policy to Prisoners to People: A “Soft Mixed Methods” Approach to Studying Transgender Prisoners” Valerie Jenness
“Scientific Thinking” Peter Nardi
 
Chapter 4: Building Order: Culture and History
"Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" Miner
“Country Masculinity" Matthew Desmond
“From Hippie to Hip-Hop: Street Vending in Vancouver, BC” Amy Hanser
 
Chapter 5: Building Identity: Socialization
“Life as the Maid’s Daughter" Mary Romero
“Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field” Hilary Levey Friedman
“Working the 'Code'” Nikki Jones
 
Chapter 6: Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
“The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Selections” Erving Goffman
“’I Am a Girl but Feel Like a Boy’: Young Transgender Men Online” Arlene Stein
“Blue Chip Blacks: Managing Race in Public Spaces” Karyn R. Lacy
 
Chapter 7: Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family
“The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” Stephanie Coontz
“Gay Parenthood and the End of Paternity as We Knew It” Judith Stacey
“Life & Love Outside the Citizenship Binary: The Lived Experiences of Mixed Status Couples in the United States” April Schueths
 
Chapter 8: Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
“Imprisoned Black Women in Popular Media” Cheryle D. Snead-Greene and Michael D. Royster
“Overcoming the Obscene in Evangelical Sex Websites” Kelsy Burke
“Fat Shame to Fat Pride: Fat Women’s Sexual and Dating Experiences” Jeannine A. Gailey
 
PART III. SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
 
Chapter 9: The Structure of Society: Organizations and Social Institutions
“Cool Stores, Bad Jobs” Yasemin Besen-Cassino
“Separate and Unequal Justice” Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
“Anybody’s Son Will Do” Gwynne Dyer
 
Chapter 10: The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class Inequality
Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America Vivyan Adair
“Marrying Across Class Lines” Jessi Streib
“Becoming a Geek Girl: Race, Inequality and the Social Geography of Childhood” France Winddance Twine and Lauren Alfrey
 
Chapter 11: The Architecture of Stratification: Race and Ethnicity
“Optional Ethnicities” Mary C. Waters
“Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood” Shaeleya Miller
 
Chapter 12: The Architecture of Stratification: Sex and Gender
“Still a Man’s World: Men Who Do ‘Women’s Work’” Christine L. Williams
“Synthesized Masculinities- The Mechanics of Manhood Among Delinquent Boys” Victor Rios and Rachel Sarabia
“Parents’ Constructions of Teen Sexuality” Sinikka Elliott
 
Chapter 13: Global Dynamics and Population Demographic Trends
“Love & Gold” Arlie Russell Hochschild
“Embodied Experiences of Older Lesbians” Kathleen F. Slevin
“The Algorithmic Rise of the Alt-Right” Jessie Daniels
 
Chapter 14: The Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
“Challenging Power Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White Working Class Women” Celene Krauss
“Black Lives Matter: Toward a Modern Practice of Mass Struggle” Russell Rickford
“Racism In America: To be Continued…” Abby Ferber
An Intersectional Queer Liberation Movement for “Trickle-Up” Social Justice” Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis
 
Credits
France Twine, Lauren Alfrey
“Becoming a Geek Girl”
Joseph DeFilippis
“An Intersectional Queer Liberation Movement for ‘Trickle-Up’ Social Justice”
Abby Ferber
“Racism In America: To be Continued….”

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Key features

 NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • New readings from top sociologists written specifically for this edition showcase the importance of the sociological perspective in understanding current social issues. New contributors include:
    • Lisa McIntyre, Valerie Jenness, April Scheuth, Arlene Stein, Cheryle D. Snead-Greene, Kelsy Burke, France Winddance Twine and Lauren Alfrey, Shaeleya Miller, Sinikka Elliott, Jessie Daniels, and Joseph DeFilippis
  • A new emphasis on intersectionality is a key aspect of contemporary sociology and especially important to current students.
  • A new emphasis on social movements and issues offers contemporary relevance to experiences of students.
  • The engaging writing style focuses on the understanding that students are public citizens seeking new information and perspectives for grappling with issues of our times.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Introductions to each chapter provide a sociological context for those readings and reflection points that can be used for comparing and contrasting readings.
  • Each selection is followed by “Thinking About the Readings,” a set of questions for writing assignments or classroom discussion.
  • Many selections are drawn from contemporary research, illustrating the ways in which social researchers combine theories and empirical studies to gain a better understanding of social patterns and processes.



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