Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

SAGE Publications, 17.01.2018 - 592 Seiten

In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David M. Newman shows students how to see the "unfamiliar in the familiar"—to step back and see organization and predictability in their take-for-granted personal experiences.

With his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the author's goal from the first edition has always been the same: to write a textbook that, in his words, "reads like a real book." Newman uses the metaphors of "architecture" and "construction," to help students understand that society is not something that just exists "out there," independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals.

Using vivid prose, examples from current events, and the latest research findings, this fully updated Twelfth Edition presents a unique and thought-provoking overview of how society is constructed and experienced. Instead of surveying every subfield in sociology, the more streamlined coverage focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.


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PART I The Individual and Society 5 Chapter 1 Taking a New Look at a Familiar World 6 Chapter 2 Seeing and Thinking Sociologically 7 PART ...
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Organizations Social Institutions and Globalization
Social Class
The Consequences of Poverty
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Population Trends
Demographic Dynamics

The Presentation of Self
Managing Impressions
Intimacy and Families
Family Life
Cultural Variation in Intimacy and Family
Social Deviance
Socialization 11 Chapter 6 Supporting Identity The Presentation of Self 12 Chapter 7 Building Social Relationships Intimacy and Families 13 Chapte...
Reconstructing Society
Social Movements
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Social Class and Inequality 17 Chapter 11 The Architecture of Inequality Race and Ethnicity 18 Chapter 12 The Architecture of Inequality Sex and ...

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David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, PhD 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David came to DePauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Brief Edition (Sage, 2017); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (McGraw-Hill, 2017); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (McGraw-Hill, 2009). His most recent book, Redemption or Stigma? The Promise, Practice and Price of Second Chances in American Culture (Lexington Books), is projected to be published in 2019. It examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of “second chance” and “permanent stigma” narratives in everyday life.

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