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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Fourteenth Edition
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August 2022 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the Fourteenth Edition of 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 take-for-granted personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively anecdotes, the author’s goal from the first edition has been the same: 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 fresh data, this text 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 to the 14th Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I • THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 1 • Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
 
Chapter 2 • Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
 
PART II • THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 3 • Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
 
Chapter 4 • Building Order: Culture and History
 
Chapter 5 • Building Identity: Socialization
 
Chapter 6 • Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
 
Chapter 7 • Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
 
Chapter 8 • Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
 
PART III • SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
 
Chapter 9 • The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
 
Chapter 10 • The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
 
Chapter 11 • The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 12 • The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
 
Chapter 13 • Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
 
Chapter 14 • Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available as a digital option in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • Fully updated to address recent developments that have had an impact on sociological thought and everyday social life, such as:
    • the global coronavirus pandemic, which has caused millions of deaths worldwide and touched the lives of nearly every person on the planet.
    • disruptions in the economy indicated by employment rates, hiring and wage trends, home foreclosures, and personal spending patterns.
    • new incidents of racially or ethnically connected violence.
    • debates over immigration and the southern U.S. border.
    • new scientific evidence about the rate of global climate change.
  • 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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