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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

13th Edition


January 2020 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David Newman shows students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar”—to step back and see organization and predictability in their personal experiences. Through his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the author has maintained his goal from the first edition:  to write a textbook that “reads like a real book.” Many adopters of this book are fans of Peter Berger's classic works, which helped introduce the idea of "social constructionism" to sociology. Newman uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction,” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals. 

Using vivid prose, current examples, and recent data, the Thirteenth 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 (14 chapters) focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures. 

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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

 
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 political fallout brought about by the 2016 election
    • trends in the global economy 
    • the unsettled nature of race relations and immigration
    • global climate change
    • the continued dramatic growth of digital communication technology
    • the technological erosion of privacy.
  • Updated “Sociologists at Work” and “Micro-Macro Connections” offer the most current examples that connect to broader cultural, institutional, and structural phenomena on a range of topics including, suicide, the vocabulary of war, dual-earner households, clergy sexual abuse, same-sex marriage, the global health divide, biracial identity, residential segregation, racial mistrust of medical research, the cultural appropriation of race, sexual harassment in the military, media images of eating disorders, and the shifting politics of immigration.

  • All graphic exhibits have been updated and some changed from statistical tables to more readable charts and graphs, making trends and relationships more obvious. 

  • New statistical information is drawn from the most recent data from sources such as the United Nations, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Population Reference Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Pew Research Center.

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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