Synopses & Reviews
Excellence and Innovation for Teaching Introductory Sociology
I am a sociology teacher first and foremost. So I set out to write a book that is as helpful to the craft of teaching sociology as possible. You will not find a gargantuan summary of every sociological concept, topic, and theory here. Instead, I chose to limit the focus, allowing for a deeper, more thorough, and hopefully more useful analysis of key ideas in the discipline. The book revolves around a sustained theme??the reciprocal relationship between the individual and society?? and continually shows the reader his or her active role as creator and shaper of society. I examine the crucial links between people??'s common, everyday experiences and the broader structural features of their social worlds. Along the way I use a personal style of writing that I think will appeal to students and instructors alike.
David M. Newman
Features and Benefits of This Outstanding Fourth Edition Updated examples, statistical information, and graphics have been included, making this new edition current and accessible.
Many examples from current news headlines have been incorporated. New statistical data, much of which has been drawn from the most recent 2000 Census, have been added. All of the graphics have been updated, many changing from statistical tables to more readable charts, making trends and relationships more obvious. New andimproved visual essays provide a larger, enhanced visual component.
The new visual images in this edition paint detailed, informative sociological portraits. Douglas Harper, one of the foremost visual sociologists in the world today, produced several unique, vivid, and provocative visual essays for this new edition. These essays provide students a wonderful opportunity to see many of the concepts and ideas included in the text and will help them to become much more visually astute observers of and participants in their social worlds. New micro-macro connections and research features help generate classroom discussion.
New features included in this edition focus on such diverse topics as the sociological importance of chairs, ex-mental patients, virtual communities, social class differences in Internet access, the politics of multicultural identity, and racial profiling. Features updated from the previous edition include: trends in teen suicide, media censorship, the toy industry??'s role in gender socialization, the cultural impact of anti-depressant drugs, the U.S. health care system, racism in professional sports, sexual harassment in the military, the shifting politics of immigration, and environmental justice. Increased focus on globalization and technology.
This new edition contains many more cross-cultural examples and discussions of globalization, showing students how their lives are linked to, and affected by, our increasingly global society. The inclusion of more examplesand analyses of new innovations in information and communication technology illustrate how these technologies have changed the way we live our everyday lives.
Also Available A companion anthology, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings, Fourth Edition, has been designed and edited to accompany David Newman??'s text. More information, including a table of contents, is included on the following pages. Teaching Resources and an Annotated Bibliography for Teaching Sociology, superbly researched and crafted, is available for use with the Fourth Edition of David Newman??'s text and companion anthology. Test materials, synopses of articles, additional suggested exercises, literary and visual resources, and entries for this unique annotated bibliography were created with input and suggestions from a nationwide group of dedicated introductory teachers. Visit the Pine Forge Press web site at http: //www.pineforge.com/newman4study/ to browse through the accompanying study site for David Newman??'s book. Included on the site are do-it-yourself reviews and tests for students, web activities designed to enhance learning, a bulletin board where students and teachers can post messages, and a resource file containing web sites and additional helpful information.
The Seventh edition of David Newman??'s Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life once again invites students into the world of sociological thought. Sociology encourages students to think less about the next test and more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives.
In addition to updated coverage and fresh examples, this edition features revamped Micro-Macro Connections that have been even further honed to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society.
DISCOUNTED BUNDLE SAVES YOUR STUDENTS MONEY This book is available bundled with Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition (bundle ISBN: 978-1-4129-6151-6)
When I first started teaching, I looked through tons of textbooks (and have repeated the process a couple of times since then). I have never found another textbook that I like as much as your book. I feel like it does the best job of showing students how to incorporate sociology into their own lives of any text I have seen. I also think your book does an excellent job of explaining symbolic interactionism and helping students understand the differences between the three theoretical perspectives. -Heather Shay, Instructor and Ph.D. Student in SociologyThe Seventh Edition of David Newman s Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life invites students to delve into the fascinating world of sociological thought. Encouraging students to think more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives, this edition features updated coverage and fresh examples, including revamped micro-macro connections to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society.
New to the Seventh Edition
Presents new and updated coverage throughout, including new sections on Muslim-Americans, global warming, and sexual orientationFeatures Newman s signature compelling writing style with slightly briefer chapters and integrated global content in each for a better fit with today s courses Provides a more robust research methods section with innovative discussions of spuriousness in research, reading a research article correctly, and more, plus a new Doing Social Research feature Offers new examples from the myriad U.S. subcultures to engage students with examples that are relevant to their lives Features new and updated Micro-Macro Connections, including technology and erosion of privacy, the global health divide, and more, to help students make the link between their daily lives and the architecture of society Includes fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout the text, along with new exhibits and impactful visual essays
Instructor s Resources on CD-Rom are available to qualified instructors. Contact SAGE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.818.7243 to request a copy.Student study siteat www.pineforge.com/newman7study
Intended AudienceThis core text is designed for students enrolled in Introduction to Sociology and Principles of Sociology courses in departments of sociology.