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You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the "big ideas" of the discipline, and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. Conley employs a "non-textbook" strategy of explaining complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, and integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the text.


The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like a sociologist.

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Dalton Conley is Dean for the Social Sciences, as well as University Professor at New York University. He holds faculty appointments in NYU's Sociology Department, School of Medicine, and the Wagner School of Public Service. 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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W. W. Norton & Company
Sociology - General
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