Synopses & Reviews
The best choice for showing how sociology can illuminate the real-life issues confronting your students. The authors combine classic theories of sociology with contemporary research to show readers how sociological explanations can give us insights into our own lives, as well as reveal the connections between our experiences and the wider social world.
Reveals the surprising links between everyday life and global social change.
About the Author
Anthony Giddens, the former director of the London School of Economics and a current member of the House of Lords, is a world-renowned social theorist who has written over forty books. He has written on just about every major topic in sociology and is known for his work on modernization theory and globalization.
Mitchell Duneier is an award-winning urban ethnographer at Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is most famous for his book Sidewalk, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Duneier's research focuses on the urban poor and other groups in the margins of society.Richard P. Appelbaum, the MacArthur chair of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won several awards for his teaching and works mainly on globalization and labor issues. Appelbaum is the coauthor of Behind the Label.Deborah Carr is a demographer, active teacher, and chair of the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her work focuses on aging, gender, health, and the family. Carr's latest book, Making Up with Mom, examines how the differences between generations' work and family experiences affect women's psychological well-being.