Synopses & Reviews
provides students with engaging selections that reveal the complexities of our social world and offer insights into sociological analysis. Garth Massey includes selections from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts. All of the selections help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. While is comprehensive in its scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics in the introductory course, its emphasis is particularly on social inequality and race, class, and gender.
The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.
About the Author
Garth Massey (PhD, Indiana University--Bloomington) is Professor Emeritus of International Studies at the University of Wyoming, where he was Director of International Studies and Professor of Sociology, and taught courses in political economy and social change, research methods and social theory, social inequality and stratification, and the sociology of work. After retiring from the University of Wyoming in 2008, Massey moved to Portland, and currently teaches at Portland State University. In addition to editing Readings for Sociology, he is the author of Ways of Social Change, a textbook on social change from Sage Publications. His interests in comparative sociology led him to live and do research in Eastern Europe, East Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.