Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life
Author: David M. Newman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506305458
Category: Social Science
Page: 568
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In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Eleventh Edition, David M. Newman continues to show 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 since the first edition has been the same: to write a textbook that “reads like a real book.” Newman uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction,” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of them; it is a human creation that is planned, formed, 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 focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition
Author: David M. Newman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506345840
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Adapted from David M. Newman’s best-selling Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, this briefer, streamlined version continues to show students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar,” inspiring them to think critically about their own lives and social contexts. As in the full text, the author’s approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes make the Brief Edition a text that “reads like a real book.” It 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, formed, maintained, or altered by individuals. Rather than surveying every subfield in sociology, the Brief Edition focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.

Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings


Author: David M. Newman,Jodi A. O'Brien,Michelle L. Robertson
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506350219
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology


Author: Kimberly McGann
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483378713
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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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.

This Book Is Not Required


Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
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This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World


Author: Alan R Kemp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317348982
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts.

Sociology

A Biosocial Introduction
Author: Rosemary L. Hopcroft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317251792
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 364
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In an era of human genome research, environmental challenges, new reproductive technologies, and more, students can benefit from an introductory sociology text that is a biologically informed. This innovative text integrates mainstream sociological research in all areas of sociology with a scientifically-informed model of an evolved, biological human actor. This text allows students to better understand their emotional, social, and institutional worlds. It also illustrates how biological understanding naturally enhances the sociological approach. This grounding of sociology in a biosocial conception of the individual actor is coupled with a comparative approach, as human biology is universal and often reveals itself as variations on themes across human cultures. Tables, Figures, Photos, and the author's concise and remarkably lively style make this a truly enjoyable book to read and teach.

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems?


Author: James A. Crone
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 141299358X
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Updated with recent issues such as the national debate on health care reform, this Second Edition of How Can We Solve Our Social Problems? gives students a sense of hope by demonstrating specific, realistic steps we can take to solve some of the most pervasive social problems in America today. Author James Crone maintains a sense of sociological objectivity throughout and helps students realize that we can take steps to solve such key social problems as poverty, racial and ethnic inequality, unequal education, and environmental issues. The book's first two chapters define "social problem,," provide a theoretical background, discuss the daunting barriers we face in attempting to solve social problems, and demonstrate how sociology can help.

Black Men Can't Shoot (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Scott N. Brooks
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459605608
Category:
Page: 368
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The myth of the natural black athlete is widespread, though it's usually only talked about when a sports commentator or celebrity embarrasses himself by bringing it up in public. Those gaffes are swiftly decried as racist, but apart from their link to the long history of ugly racial stereotypes about black people - especially men - they are also harmful because they obscure very real, hard-fought accomplishments. As Black Men Can't Shoot demonstrates, such successes on the basketball court don't just happen because of natural gifts - instead, they grow out of the long, tough, and unpredictable process of becoming a known player. Scott N. Brooks spent four years coaching summer league basketball in Philadelphia. And what he saw, heard, and felt working with the young black men on his team tells us much about how some kids are able to make the extraordinary journey from the ghetto to the NCAA. To show how good players make the transition to greatness, Brooks tells the story of two young men, Jermaine and Ray, following them through their high school years and chronicling their breakthroughs and frustrations on the court as well as their troubles at home. We witness them negotiating the pitfalls of forging a career and a path out of poverty, we see their triumphs and setbacks, and we hear from the network of people - their families, the neighborhood elders, and Coach Brooks himself - invested in their fates. Black Men Can't Shoot has all the hallmarks of a classic sports book, with a climactic championship game and a suspenseful ending as we wait to find out if Jermaine and Ray will be recruited. Brooks's moving coming-of-age story counters the belief that basketball only exploits kids and lures them into following empty dreams - and shows us that by playing ball, some of these young black men have already begun their education even before they get to college.

Architecture of the Everyday


Author: Deborah Berke,Steven Harris
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616891203
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Ordinary. Banal. Quotidian. These words are rarely used to praise architecture, but in fact they represent the interest of a growing number of architects looking to the everyday to escape the ever-quickening cycles of consumption and fashion that have reduced architecture to a series of stylistic fads. Architecture of the Everyday makes a plea for an architecture that is emphatically un-monumental, anti-heroic, and unconcerned with formal extravagance. Edited by Deborah Berke and Steven Harris, this collection of writings, photo-essays, and projects describes an architecture that draws strength from its simplicity, use of common materials, and relationship to other fields of study. Topics range from a website that explores the politics of domesticity, to a transformation of the sidewalk in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, to a discussion of the work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Contributors include Margaret Crawford, Peggy Deamer, Deborah Fausch, Ben Gianni and Mark Robbins, Joan Ockman, Ernest Pascucci, Alan Plattus, and Mary-Ann Ray. Deborah Berke and Steven Harris are currently associate professors of architecture at Yale University, and have their own practices in New York City.

Social Policy for Effective Practice

A Strengths Approach
Author: Rosemary Kennedy Chapin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131539796X
Category: Social Science
Page: 760
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For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Each chapter builds on the knowledge foundation provided in previous chapters to equip students with skills necessary for effective policy practice. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com

Music Listening Today, Cengage Advantage Edition


Author: Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965736
Category: Music
Page: 432
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Charles Hoffer's MUSIC LISTENING TODAY: ADVANTAGE EDITION, 5th Edition develops student's listening skills while teaching them to appreciate the different styles, forms, and genres of music. The text provides dozens of familiar and lesser-known musical selections, all carefully chosen for their ability to get students interested in listening to all kinds of music. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Management, Loose-Leaf Version


Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305969308
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 50
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Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Religions of Asia


Author: John Y. Fenton,Norvin Hein,Frank E. Reynolds,Alan L. Miller,Niels C. Nielsen,Grace G. Burford
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312057534
Category: Religion
Page: 238
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This comprehensive survey of the religions of India and the Far East offers writings by noted scholars; coverage of the role of religion in everyday life; information on what it is like to be an adherant to each religion; and discussion of religion's influence on gender roles.

Handbook of Rural Studies


Author: Paul Cloke,Terry Marsden,Patrick Mooney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973324
Category: Science
Page: 511
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'This is a unique interpretation of rural issues that will become essential reference for students, scholars, politicians, developers and rural activists...' - Imre Kovach, President, European Society for Rural Sociology, Research director, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest

BUNDLE

Newman: Sociology, Brief 2e + Ritzer: the Mcdonaldization of Society 6
Author: George F. Ritzer,David M. Newman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781412995030
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Our bundle prices are lower than the prices of most other introductory Sociology texts alone! In this Second Brief Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David M. Newman takes students inside today's pressing sociological issues and shows them how the compelling events on their minds today-such as the current economic recession and the Obama presidency-relate to enduring sociological concepts. As one of the most eye-opening and popular sociology books of all time, The McDonaldization of Society 6 demonstrates the power of the sociological imagination to todayâ¬"s readers in a way that few other books have, linking theory to contemporary pop-culture examples that resonate with 21st-century students. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

A Pluralist Perspective
Author: Donatella Della Porta,Michael Keating
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139474596
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

Society Of The Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
ISBN: 1617508306
Category: Political Science
Page: 90
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: George Lipsitz
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592134955
Category: History
Page: 312
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A widely influential book--revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century.