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Life In Society: Readings for Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 4th edition

  • Jim M. Henslin

Published by Pearson (March 29th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

4th edition

Life In Society: Readings for Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach

ISBN-13: 9780205780419

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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to his Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach texts.

Table of contents

*new to this edition

Part I  The Sociological Perspective

1 The Sociological Perspective

Invitation to Sociology, by Peter L. Berger


2 Culture

The Fierce People, by Napoleon Chagnon


3 Socialization

Anybody's Son Will Do, by Gwynne Dyer


4 Social Structure and Social Interaction

Hooking Up on the Internet, by Helene M. Lawson and Kira Leck*


5 How Sociologists do Research

Inside Organized Racism, by Kathleen M. Blee

Part II  Social Groups and Social Control

6 Societies to Social Networks

Working in a Chicken Factory, by Steve Striffler*


7 Bureaucracies and Formal Organizations

Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead, by William Thompson


8 Deviance and Social Control

Becoming a Hit Man, by Ken Levi*

Part III  Social Inequality

9 Global Stratification

Job on the Line, by William M. Adler


10 Social Class in the United States

The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All, by Herbert J. Gans


11 Inequalities of Gender

Because She Looks Like a Child, by Kevin Bales*


12 Inequalities of Race-Ethnicity

My Secret Life as a Black Man, by Anthony Walton*


13 Inequalities of Age

But This Is My Mother!" Elders in Nursing Homes, by Cynthia Loucks

Part IV Social Institutions

14 The Economy

McDonald's in Hong Kong, by James L. Watson*


15 Politics

The Power Elite, by C Wright Mills


16 Marriage and Family

Family in Transition, by Arlene S. Skolnick and Jerome H. Skolnick*


17 Education

College Athletes and Role Conflict, by Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler


18 Religion

India's Sacred Cow, by Marvin Harris


19 Medicine

Just Another Routine Emergency, by Daniel F. Chambliss

Part V Soc

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