Down to Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings

Down to Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings

Introductory Readings

by James M HenslinJames M. Henslin Henslin and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2007

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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.
ISBN:
9781416536208
Category:
Politics & government
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
14th Edition
Pages:
624
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x38mm
Weight:
0.64kg

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