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Readings for Sociology / Edition 6

Readings for Sociology / Edition 6

by Garth Massey
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These engaging selections reveal the complexities of our social world and offer students insights into sociological analysis. Organized thematically, this comprehensive collection covers all the standard topics in the introductory course. All of the selections help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. While Readings for Sociology is comprehensive in its scope, it particularly emphasizes social inequality and race, class, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900393932446
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2008
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Garth Massey (PhD, Indiana University—Bloomington) is Professor Emeritus of International Studies at the University of Wyoming, where he was Director of International Studies and Professor of Sociology, and taught courses in political economy and social change, research methods and social theory, social inequality and stratification, and the sociology of work. After retiring from the University of Wyoming in 2008, Massey moved to Portland, and currently teaches at Portland State University. In addition to editing Readings for Sociology, he is the author of Ways of Social Change, a textbook on social change from Sage Publications. His interests in comparative sociology led him to live and do research in Eastern Europe, East Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

To the Instructor xvii

Part 1 The Study of Sociology

1 Sociology as an Individual Pastime (from Invitation to Sociology) Peter L. Berger 3

2 From The Sociological Imagination C. Wright Mills 13

3 What Makes Sociology Different? (from The Rules of Sociological Method) Emile Durkheim 19

4 Public Sociologies: Contradictions, Dilemmas, and Possibilities Michael Burawoy 27

5 The My Lai Massacre: A Crime of Obedience? (from Crimes of Obedience: Toward a Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility) Herbert C. Kelman V. Lee Hamilton 34

6 Telling the Truth about Damned Lies and Statistics Joel Best 53

7 Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Allan M. Brandt 60

Part 2 Culture and Society

8 From Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh Robert Goldman Stephen Parson 75

9 McDonald's in Hong Kong: Consumerism, Dietary Change, and the Rise of a Children's Culture (from Golden Arches East) James L. Watson 85

10 A Look Behind the Veil Elizabeth W. Fernea Robert A. Fernea 97

11 The Code of the Street Elijah Anderson 104

12 Deviance and Liminality (from Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties) Beth Montemurro 117

Part 3 Social Interaction and Identity

13 On Face-Work Erving Goffman 127

14 Civility and Order: Adult Social Control of Children in Public Places (from Alone Together) Christine Horne Mary Kris McIlwaine Kristie A. Taylor 138

15 The Body and Bathing: Help with Personal Care at Home Julia Twigg 151

16 Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities Michael A. Messner 167

17 Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and thePresence/Absence of Class Identity Julie Bettie 184

18 My Secret Life as a Black Man Anthony Walton 198

19 Love and Race Caught in the Public Eye Heidi Ardizzone Earl Lewis 204

20 Go North, Young Man Richard Rodriguez 210

21 Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only? Mary C. Waters 217

Part 4 Social Inequality and Labor

22 Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Barbara Ehrenreich 229

23 Manifesto of the Communist Party Karl Marx Friedrich Engels 249

24 Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line William E. Thompson 259

25 "Getting" and "Making" a Tip (from Dishing It Out: Power and Resistance among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant) Greta Foff Paules 269

26 Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth (from Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life) Annette Lareau 278

27 Upward Mobility Through Sport? D. Stanley Eitzen 288

28 From Maid in the USA Mary Romero 296

29 The Saints and the Roughnecks William J. Chambliss 312

30 From When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor William Julius Wilson 326

31 Uses of the Underclass in America Herbert J. Gans 332

Part 5 Social Control and Organizational Power

32 From the Panopticon to Disney World Clifford D. Shearing Phillip C. Stenning 347

33 From Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison Lorna A. Rhodes 353

34 Police Accounts of Normal Force Jennifer Hunt 366

35 The Rise and Fall of Mass Rail Transit (from Building American Cities: The Urban Real Estate Game) Joe R. Feagin Robert Parker 382

36 America's National Eating Disorder (from The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals) Michael Pollan 389

37 Size Does Count, at Least for French Fries: Minnesota's Straight River (from Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters) Robert Glennon 393

38 The Foundations of Third World Poverty (from Promises Not Kept: The Betrayal of Social Change in the Third World) John Isbister 401

Part 6 Social Institutions

39 From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber 411

40 Love, Arranged Marriage, and the Indian Social Structure Giri Raj Gupta 419

41 Shared Paternity Kim A. McDonald 430

42 Domestic Networks (from All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community) Carol B. Stack 435

43 Marriage, Culture and Law (from Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law) Kathleen E. Hull 440

44 The Emotional Geography of Work and Family Life (from The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work) Arlie Russell Hochschild 452

45 The McDonald's System (from The McDonaldization of Society) George Ritzer 466

46 Religious Community and American Individualism (from Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life) Robert N. Bellah Richard Madsen William M. Sullivan Ann Swidler Steven M. Tipton 473

47 From Amish Society John A. Hostetler 482

Part 7 Social Change

48 Job on the Line William M. Adler 491

49 Grassroots Activism: Mothers of East Los Angeles Mary Pardo 503

50 House Bound: Women's Agency in White Separatist Movements Jennifer Fluri Lorraine Dowler 513

51 The Cuban Diet Bill McKibbin 531

Credits 543

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