Down to earth sociology: introductory readings
Down to Earth Sociology, Ninth Edition, continues to open new windows onto the complex social realities that shape our world as it provides a firm foundation for exploring the discipline of sociology and the dynamic principles underlying society itself. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the Ninth Edition includes a number of exceptional new readings: Deborah Tannen on the differing communication styles of men and women; George Ritzer on the "McDonaldization" of society; Arthur J. Vidich and Joseph Bensman on resistance to social change; James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin on the animal rights movement; Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer on fraternities and rape on campus, and Arturo Madrid on changes in racial-ethnic relations. Together with thirteen essential new articles, classic contributions from C. Wright Mills, Elliot Liebow, Arlie Hochschild, Jonathan Kozol, among many others, emphasize participant observation - which gives students a sense of "being there" by using expert firsthand reporting. Henslin's forty-seven selections highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, sports, and religion, to the contemporary crises of violent crime, poverty, homelessness, and AIDS. Down to Earth Sociology includes a unique Correlation Chart that ties every article to related chapters in the thirty-eight most widely used introductory textbooks.