Traditional introductory topics grounded in the stuff of daily life! The authors' goal in this volume is to present students with a conceptual framework--based on symbolic interactionism--that can be used to expose and explain the patterned regularities that underlie everyday social experiences. Sociology's value lies in its ability to provide fresh insights into events and situations that people might take for granted. Each chapter of this highly regarded text shows that there are underlying patterns to everyday life and that these patterns become obvious only when we begin to look very hard at everyday phenomena and then apply sociological concepts to them.
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Outstanding features of this highly regarded volume include: extremely clear and well written; not only presents, but also uses, sociological concepts; shows how the language of sociology can be used to clarify and understand social experiences; offers one perspective throughout the entire book for coherence; gives summary outlines to alert readers to the key themes developed in each chapter; highlights important concepts in boldface, with definitions at the end of each chapter. Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Emerson, Contemporary Field Research: A Collection of Readings, Second Edition (ISBN 1577661850) and Lofland, A World of Strangers: Order and Action in Urban Public Space (ISBN 0881331368).
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Book Description F E Peacock Publishers, Inc, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0875813178