You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist
Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393674187
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 3575
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The bestselling "untextbook" gets students thinking like sociologists

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist
Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393615821
Category: Sociology
Page: 483
View: 2124
DOWNLOAD NOW »


You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist
Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393614282
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 8540
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.

Mapping the Social Landscape

Readings in Sociology
Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506368283
Category: Social Science
Page: 688
View: 1687
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

Honky


Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375727752
Category: Social Science
Page: 207
View: 330
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Readings for Sociology


Author: Garth Massey
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393938845
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
View: 453
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

The Contexts Reader


Author: Douglas Hartmann,Christopher Uggen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912326
Category: Social Science
Page: 550
View: 6703
DOWNLOAD NOW »
At head of title: American Sociological Association.

The Sociology of Work

Introduction
Author: Keith Grint
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745632505
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 5392
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

Introduction to Sociology


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506362648
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
View: 3411
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This Fourth Edition of George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the digital world, and the “McDonaldization” of society. With examples on every page from current events and contemporary research, and stories about “public” sociologists who are engaging with the critical issues of today, the text demonstrates the power of sociology to explain the world, and the diversity of questions that sociologists seek to answer. New to this Edition New “Trending” boxes focus on influential books written by sociologists that have become part of the public conversation about important issues. Replacing “Public Sociology” boxes, these boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter, and feature such authors as: Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton (Paying for the Party) Randol Contreras (The Stick-Up Kids) Matthew Desmond (Evicted) Kimberly Hoang (Dealing in Desire) Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land) Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo) C.J. Pascoe (Dude, You're a Fag) Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina) Allison Pugh (The Tumbleweed Society)Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including Uber, bitcoin, net neutrality, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberactivism. New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including: the 2016 U.S. election Brexit the global growth of ISIS climate change President Trump's proposed Mexican border wall further segmentation of wealthy Americans in the "super rich" transgender people in the U.S. armed forces charter schools the legalization of marijuana the Flint water crisis fourth-wave feminism

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City


Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070385
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 9218
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

The Giver


Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054434068X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 4479
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition
Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393631672
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8830
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

The Real World

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Kerry Ferris,Jill Stein
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393639308
Category: Popular culture
Page: N.A
View: 5085
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Laboratory Life

The Construction of Scientific Facts
Author: Bruno Latour,Steve Woolgar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400820413
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 3832
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.

The Interpretation of Cultures


Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 3358
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

The Starting Gate

Birth Weight and Life Chances
Author: Dalton Conley,Kate Wetteroth Strully,Neil G. Bennett
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520239555
Category: History
Page: 258
View: 8199
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Seven per cent of newborns in the United States weigh in at less than five and a half pounds. In this text the authors argue that the social and biological determinants and consequences of low birth weight have not been adequately explored by social scientists or natural/life scientists.

Society Of The Spectacle


Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
ISBN: 1617508306
Category: Political Science
Page: 90
View: 7961
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 8342
DOWNLOAD NOW »
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life


Author: Erving Goffman
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780844670171
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
View: 8313
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Introduction to Sociology 2e


Author: OpenStax
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781680920062
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7295
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book's conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today's students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface. The images in this textbook are grayscale.