The new Sixth Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life once again invites students into the world of sociological thought. David M. Newman encourages students to think less about the next test and more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives.
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David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, PhD 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David went to DePauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (SAGE, 2014); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (McGraw-Hill, 2012); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (McGraw-Hill, 2009). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of “second chance” narratives in everyday life.
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Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART I THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY Chapter 1 Taking a New Look at a Familiar World Sociology and the Individual The Insights of Sociology The Sociological Imagination Emile Durkheim: A Sociological View of Suicide CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 2 Seeing and Thinking Sociologically How Individuals Structure Society Social Influence: The Impact of Other People in Our Everyday Lives Stanley Milgram: Ordinary People and Cruel Acts Societal Influence: The Effect of Social Structure on Our Everyday Lives Statuses and Roles Groups Organizations Social Institutions Marion Nestle: The Economics and Politics of Food Culture Micro-Macro Connection: Family Privacy Versus Children's Welfare Visual Essay: The Old Ball Game Social Structure in Global Context Three Perspectives on Social Order The Structural-Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective Symbolic Interactionism CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Part II THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY Chapter 3 Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge Understanding the Social Construction of Reality Laying the Foundation: The Bases of Reality Culture and Language Micro-Macro Connection: The Language of War Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Faith and Incorrigible Propositions Building the Walls: Conflict, Power, and Social Institutions The Economics of Reality The Politics of Reality The Medium Is the Message Micro-Macro Connection: Missing From the News Moral Entrepreneurs Visual Essay: Personal Billboards Appreciating the Contributions of Sociological Research The Empirical Nature of Sociological Research Qualitative and Quantitative Research Theories, Variables, and Hypotheses Modes of Research The Trustworthiness of Social Research Laud Humphreys: The Tearoom Trade CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 4 Building Order: Culture and History Dimensions of Culture Material and Nonmaterial Culture Micro-Macro Connection: The Chair Global Culture Subcultures History: The 'Archives' for Everyday Living Cultural Expectations and Social Order Micro-Macro Connection: Can You Hear Me Now? Social Institutions and Cultural Norms Micro-Macro Connection: The 'Right' Emotions Norms and Sanctions In-Groups and Ethnocentrism Cultural Variation and Everyday Experience Health and Illness Sex Visual Essay: Funeral Rituals in the Netherlands CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 5 Building Identity: Socialization Social Structure and the Construction of Human Beings Socialization: Becoming Who We Are The Acquisition of Self Resocialization Spencer Cahill: The Professional Socialization of Funeral Directors The Self in Cultural Context Socialization and Stratification: Growing Up With Inequality Social Class Annette Lareau: Unequal Childhoods<BR&g. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1412928141
Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 6th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1412928141
Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111412928141