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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About the Author
Sociology and the Individual
Chapter 2 Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
Your Turn
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 ...
Family Life
Cultural Variation in Intimacy and Family
Family Challenges
Social Deviance
How Former Mental Patients Struggle
Social Deviance 14 PART III Social Structure Institutions and Everyday Life
Organizations Social Institutions and Globalization
Globalization and Social Institutions

Culture and History Knowledge
Your Turn
Cultural Expectations and Social Order
Social Institutions and Cultural Norms
Would You Buy THAT? How Culture
The Making of
Your Turn
Socialization 11 Chapter 6 Supporting Identity The Presentation of Self 12 Chapter 7 Building Social Relationships Intimacy and Families
Key Terms
Race and and Inequality
The Consequences of Poverty
Global Development and Inequality
Sex and Gender Ethnicity
Demographic Dynamics
Chapter Highlights
Population Trends 20 Chapter 14 Architects of Change Reconstructing Society 21 Glossary

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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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