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Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life

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In fifteen years, Charles Lemert's Social Things has become a much-loved modern classic among teachers, students, and many other readers for introducing the sociological imagination through lively, memorable stories and interpretations. This fifth edition is fresh: the history of sociology section is updated to incorporate new discussions of the way sociological ideas have spread into numerous other fields to inform the new post-disciplinary social theory; the book now includes original yet practically vivid presentations of globalization, queer theory, critical race theory, and much else; and an entirely new chapter, "Global Things on a Fragile Planet," addresses the environmental crises that challenge our global world. Lemert focuses on man-made disasters like the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in 2010 and natural tragedies like the 2011 earthquakes and tsunami in Japan in which the fragility of organized human life and the sociological incompetence of many social structures are dramatically illustrated.

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About the Author

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Charles Lemert is University Professor and John C. Andrus Professor of Social Theory Emeritus at Wesleyan University and senior fellow of the Center for Comparative Research at Yale University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Why Niebuhr Matters, The Structural Lie, Globalization: A Reader (edited with Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chafee, and Eric Hsu), and The New Individualism (with Anthony Elliott).

Table of Contents

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Preface to the Fifth Edition

Introduction

The Sociological Life

Chapter 1: Imagining Social Things, Competently

Chapter 2: Personal Courage and Practical Sociologies

Chapter 3: Practicing the Discipline of Social Things

Sociology

Chapter 4: Sociology and Lost Worlds of A New World Order: 1848 - 1920

Chapter 5: Sociology Becomes a Science of Structures: 1920 - 1960

Chapter 6: Sociology Reaches Out Into the World: 1968 - 2000s

Social Things

Chapter 7: The Mysterious Power of Social Structures

Chapter 8: The Lively Subjects of Dead Structures

Chapter 9: Well-Measured Lives in a World of Differences

Global Things

Chapter 10: Global Methods

Chapter 11: Global Things on a Fragile Planet

Chapter 12: Living against the Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442211636
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Social Science : Methodology
Author:
Lemert, Charles
Subject:
Social Science : Social Classes
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
August 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
13-17
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Age Level:
18-22

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