Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition
James M. Henslin
Simon and Schuster, Feb 13, 2007 - Social Science - 588 pages
For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure.
The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.
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THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
What Is Sociology? Comparing Sociology and
The Promise C Wright Mills
DOING SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
How Sociologists Do Research James M Henslin
Would You Hire an ExConvict? Devah Pager
Doing Research with Streetcorner Crack Dealers
The Saints and the Roughnecks William J Chambliss
The Pathology of Imprisonment Philip G Zimbardo
What is normal?
The Importance of Being Beautiful Sidney Katz
Fraternities and Rape on Campus Patricia Yancey Martin
Showing My Color Clarence Page
The Racist Mind Raphael Ezekiel
THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL LIFE
Doing Fieldwork Among the Yanomamö
The Sounds of Silence Edward T Hall Mildred R Hall
Sympathy in Everyday Life Candace Clark
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Erving Goffman
SOCIALIZATION AND GENDER
Reflections of a Sociologist
Lessons Learned in School
Sexuality and Gender in Childrens Daily Worlds
But What Do You Mean? Women and
SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE
Religion and Morality in Weight Loss Groups
The Sociology of
The Lives of Homeless Women Elliot Liebow
Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead
DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Becoming a Hit Man Ken Levi
The Poor Pay All Herbert J Gans
Moving Up from the Working Class Joan M Morris
The U S Upper Class Stephen Higley
The American Family Stephanie Coontz
Giving Birth the American Way Robbie E DavisFloyd
Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp Harry L Gracey
Indias Sacred Cow Marvin Harris
Police Accounts of Normal Force Jennifer Hunt
Anybodys Son Will Do Gwynne Dyer
Resisting social change
Women in the Military Laura L Miller
Caught Between the Ages William Van Dusen Wishard
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