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The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community, 6th Edition

  • Jonathan M. White
  • ISBN-10: 1506347460
  • ISBN-13: 9781506347462
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

This concise text carries the public sociology movement into the introductory sociology classroom. While teaching students to think sociologically and to develop a sociological eye, it also demonstrates how sociology can be used as a tool for improving society. As they explains the discipline's basic theories and concepts, the authors provide many examples of "engaged" sociologists who are working to solve some of society's most intractable problems. Through a number of exercises and projects in every chapter, students are encouraged to become engaged in their own communities. The authors put their own commitment to public sociology into action by donating 10% of their royalties to a non-profit organization that works to alleviate social injustice.

About the Author

Jonathan M. White

Jonathan M. White, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate to Service Learning at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization, human rights, and public sociology. Dr. White has received numerous teaching and humanitarian awards. He is the Founding Director of Sports for Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors for Free the Children, Peace Through Youth, the Graduation Pledge Alliance, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center ofMaine. Dr.White also has served as Director and Coordinator for Youth Ambassadors for Peace, a project aimed at helping war-affected youth. He has authored articles in the fields of inequality and globalization, and is currently writing a book entitled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America. Dr. White lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of 13 nieces and nephews.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Among Sociology, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Chapter 2: Founders and Foundations of Sociology: Theory
Chapter 3: How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Sociological Methods
Chapter 4: Creating Civic Engagement Versus Creating Apathy: Culture
Chapter 5: Learning How to Act in Society: Socialization
Chapter 6: Deviant Behavior and Social Movements
Chapter 7: Big Money Doesn’t Always Win: Stratification and Social Class
Chapter 8: What Does a “Typical American” Look Like Today? Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 9: Sex, Gender, and Power
Chapter 10: Social Institutions: Family and Economy
Chapter 11: Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion
Chapter 12: The Engaged Sociologist in Action