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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

12th Edition
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February 2018 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David M. Newman shows students how to see the "unfamiliar in the familiar"—to step back and see organization and predictability in their take-for-granted personal experiences.

With his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the author's goal from the first edition has always been the same: to write a textbook that, in his words, "reads like a real book." Newman uses the metaphors of "architecture" and "construction," to help students understand that society is not something that just exists "out there," independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals.

Using vivid prose, examples from current events, and the latest research findings, this fully updated Twelfth Edition presents a unique and thought-provoking overview of how society is constructed and experienced. Instead of surveying every subfield in sociology, the more streamlined coverage focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I. THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 1. Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Sociology and the Individual  
The Insights of Sociology  
The Sociological Imagination  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 2. Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
How Individuals Structure Society  
Social Influence: The Impact of Other People in Our Everyday Lives  
Societal Influence: The Effect of Social Structure on Our Everyday Lives  
Three Perspectives on Social Order  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
PART II. THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 3. Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Understanding the Social Construction of Reality  
Laying the Foundation: The Bases of Reality  
Building the Walls: Conflict, Power, and Social Institutions  
Appreciating the Contributions of Sociological Research  
The Trustworthiness of Social Research  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 4. Building Order: Culture and History
Dimensions of Culture  
Cultural Expectations and Social Order  
Cultural Variation and Everyday Experience  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 5. Building Identity: Socialization
Genes, Social Structure, and the Construction of Human Beings  
Socialization: Becoming You  
Socialization and Stratification: Growing Up With Inequality  
Institutions and Socialization  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 6. Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Forming Impressions of Others  
Managing Impressions  
Mismanaging Impressions: Spoiled Identities  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 7. Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Life With Others  
Social Diversity and Intimate Choices  
Family Life  
Family and Social Structure  
Family Challenges  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 8. Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Defining Deviance  
Explaining Deviant Behavior  
Linking Power, Deviance, and Social Control  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
PART III. SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
 
Chapter 9. The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
Social Structure and Everyday Life  
Social Dilemmas: Individual Interests and Structural Needs  
The Structure of Formal Organizations  
Organizations and Institutions  
Globalization and Social Institutions  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 10. The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Stratification Systems  
Sociological Perspectives on Stratification  
Class Inequality in the United States  
Global Development and Inequality  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 11. The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity: More Than Just Biology  
Histories of Oppression and Inequality  
Racial and Ethnic Relations  
Global Perspectives on Racism  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 12. The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Sexism at the Personal Level  
The Ideology of Sexism: Biology as Destiny  
Institutions and Gender Inequality  
The Global Devaluation of Women  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 13. Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
The Influence of Birth Cohorts  
Demographic Dynamics  
Population Trends in the United States  
Conclusion  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Chapter 14. Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
Social Change  
Social Movements  
The Sociological Imagination Revisited  
Conclusion and Farewell  
Your Turn  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Fully updated to address recent developments that have had an impact on sociological thought and everyday social life, such as:
    • the 2016 election
    • trends in the global economy
    • the fatal encounters between police and unarmed people of color
    • the continuing, dramatic growth of social networking sites and other communication technology
  • Visual Essays now incorporate a series of discussion questions, making them more suitable for assignments or classroom discussions.
  • Updated “Sociologists at Work” and “Micro-Macro Connections” offer the most current examples that connect to broader cultural, institutional, and structural phenomena on topics such as:
    • suicide
    • family privacy
    • smartphone usage
    • clergy sexual abuse
    • the impact of antidepressants
    • same-sex marriage
    • the global health divide
    • interracial identity
    • sexual harassment in the military
    • the shifting politics of immigration
  • New discussions on how clothing effects the way we think, the mismatch between the perceptions and reality of wealth inequality, cultural appropriation of race and ethnicity, and online privacy.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Personal vignettes engage students and show them how sociology affects everyday life.
  • Research features expose students to the importance and application of social science research.
  • “Micro-Macro Connection” boxes demonstrate how individual experiences connect to broader cultural, institutional, and structural phenomena.
  • Chapter-ending learning aids, including summaries, “Your Turn” exercises, highlights, and key terms, help readers master important concepts.
  • For students considering medical careers and preparing for the MCAT exam, the book contains many substantive examples from medicine and health care, including: jargon used by medical professionals, the medicalization of deviance, impression management by hospital physicians, “back stage” conversation among doctors and nurses, the medical and social penalties for obesity, gender inequality in health care, U.S. health care reform, and global public health issues. 



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