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You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist, 2nd ed.by Dalton Conley
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'Rather than bombarding students with lots of statistics, You May Ask Yourselfemphasizes the \"big ideas\" of the discipline and encourages students to ask meaningful questions. Faculty love Conley\'s \"non-textbook\" strategy of explaining complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling. For the Second Edition, Conley amplified the book\'s emphasis on thinking like a sociologist by interviewing other social scientists when they discuss how they approached a topic or research question. Conley integrates quotes from the interviews throughout the book (and online) to make the new edition even more lively and to reinforce how sociologists use contemporary research methods to question conventional wisdom.'
'Dalton Conley gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook.\n
'The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist.\n
'You May Ask Yourself emphasizes the “big ideas” of the discipline, and encourages students to question what they\'ve taken for granted most of their lives. Author Dalton Conley captures students with his conversational style, explaining complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, and integrating coverage of social inequality throughout the textbook. His irreverent approach to textbook writing has won praise from students and instructors alike.'
About the Author
Dalton Conleyis Chair of the Sociology Department at New York University. In 2005, Conley became the first sociologist to win the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award, which honors an outstanding young U.S. scientist or engineer. He writes for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Slate, and Forbes. He is the author of Honky(2001) and The Pecking Order: A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become(2004). His other books include Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America(1999), The Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances(2003), and Elsewhere, U.S.A.(2009).
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