This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 56 classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is organized around basic sociological concepts and connects these concepts to the study of Sociology or our world.
(NOTE: * Denotes readings new to this edition.)
I. THE DISCIPLINE OF SOCIOLOGY. 1. Sociology as a Passion to Understand, Peter L. Berger.
2. The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills.
3. * Max Weber, Social Science, and Sociology, Ronald Fernandez.
4. * Critical Thinking about Statistics, Joel Best.
5. Generalizing, Stereotyping, and Social Science, Joel M. Charon.
6. *Religious Fundamentalism: A Sociology Study, Nancy Tatom Ammerman.
II. THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIOLOGY: HUMANS AS SOCIAL BEINGS. 7. Human Nature, Charles Cooley.
8. Socialization: The Internalization of Society, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann.
9. Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Erving Goffman.
10. Social Identity, Richard Jenkins.
11. The Importance of Primary Groups, Dexter C. Dunphy.
12. Collective Trauma at Buffalo Creek, Kai Erikson.
13. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, Charles Lindholm.
14. Society, Social Control, and the Individual, Peter L. Berger.
III. SOCIAL STRUCTURE. 15. Pathology of Imprisonment, Phillip E. Zimbardo.
16. If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably, Phillip Meyer.
17. The Mai Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience, Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton.
18. Four Modes of Inequality, William M. Dugger.
IV. SOCIAL STRUCTURE: CLASS. 19. The New American Class Structure, Robert Perrucci and Early Wysong.
20. The Children of Affluence, Robert Coles.
21. The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All, Herbert J. Gans.
22. Blue Collar Blues, Bernard Carl Rosen.
23. *The Polarization of Class in the World, Robert Bellah.
V. SOCIAL STRUCTURE: RACE AND ETHNICITY. 24. Occupational Opportunities and Race, Stephen Steinberg.
25. Race and Middle Class Identity in America, Clarence Page.
26. *Latino Lives in a Changing America, Robert Suro.
27. Yellow Face: Asian Americans in Popular Culture, Robert G. Lee.
VI. SOCIAL STRUCTURE: GENDER. 28. The Meaning of Gender, Judith Howard and Jocelyn Hollander.
29. Gender as Structure.
30. *The Working Wife as an Urbanized Peasant, Arlie Russel Hochschild with Anne Machung.
31. The Betrayal of the American Man, Susan Faludi.
VII. CULTURE. 32. Culture: A Sociological View , Howard Becker.
33. The Code of the Street, Elijah Anderson.
34. *American Culture: Individualism and Community, David A. Karp.
35. *Culture and Moral Freedom, Alan Wolfe.
36. *The Culture Dimension of Globalization, Manfred B. Steger.
VIII. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL. 37. The Meaning and Origin of Social Institutions, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann.
38. The Institution of Capitalism, Michael Zweig.
39. *The Rise of Big Business in the United States, Charles Perrow.
40. Jobs and Joblessness in a Technological America, S. Aronowitz and W. DiFazio.
41. The Dominance of the Corporation, Carl Boggs.
42. The Politics of the Contented, John Kenneth Galbraith.
43. *Liberal Democracy and Democratic Culture, Larry Diamond.
IX. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: FAMILIAL, RELIGIOUS, EDUCATIONAL. 44. Family in Transition, Arlene and Jerome Skolnick.
45. Families and Class Placement,, Daniel P. McMurrer and Isabel V. Sawhill.
46. *Religious Fundamentalism and the Family, Nancy Tatom Ammerman.
47. The Meaning of Religion, Emile Durkheim
48. *The Third Disestablishment of Religion in the United States, Phillip Hammond.
49. American Education: Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol.
50. *The Hidden Curriculum in Undergraduate Business Education, Kenneth N. Ehrensal.
X. SOCIAL CHANGE. 51. Class, Social Conflict and Social Change, Karl Marx.
52. Society and Change, Michael Crozier.
53. *Social Movements and Social Change: The Case of the Militia Movement, Lane Crothers.
54. *Islamic Fundamentalism and Social Change, Bernard Lewis.
55. Globalization, Anthony Giddens.