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Readings for Sociology, 9th Edition

  • Garth Massey
  • Timothy O'Brien
  • ISBN-10: 0393674312
  • ISBN-13: 9780393674316
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

With selections from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts, Readings for Sociology reveals the complexities of our social world and offers insights into sociological analysis. Readings for Sociology is comprehensive in scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics in the introductory course to help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. New selections by well-known writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pico Iyer, and Arlie Hochschild explore growing inequality and frayed racial, gender, and class relations since the Great Recession.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Study of Sociology
1. Peter L. Berger, Sociology as an Individual Pastime (from Invitation to Sociology)
2. C. Wright Mills, Personal Experiences and Public Issues (from The Sociological Imagination)
3. Garrett Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons
4. Georg Simmel, The Stranger
5. Devah Pager, Mark of a Criminal Record
6. Joel Best, Telling the Truth about Damned Lies and Statistics
7. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguishing Features of Black Feminist Thought
8. Allan M. Brandt, Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Part 2: Culture and Society
9. Lisa Wade, American Hookup: Deep in the Fog (from American Hookup: The New Culture
of Sex on Campus)
10. James L. Watson, McDonald’s in Hong Kong: Consumerism, Dietary Change and the Rise of
a Children’s Culture (from Golden Arches East)
11. Elijah Anderson, The Code of the Streets
12. John A. Hostetler, From Amish Society
13. Michael Pollan, America’s National Eating Disorder (from The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A
Natural History of Four Meals)
14. Pico Iyer, The Beauty of the Package

Part 3: Growing Up Social
15. Michael A. Messner, Boyhood, Organized Sports and the Construction of Masculinities
16. Annette Lareau, Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth
17. Rachel Sherman, The Anxieties of Affluence (from Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of
18. Julie Bettie, Women without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of
Class Identity

Part 4: Social Interaction and Identity
19. Erving Goffman, On Face-Work
20. David A. Snow and Leon Anderson, Salvaging the Self
21. Arlie Russell Hochschild, No Country for White Men
22. Julia Twigg, The Body and Bathing: Help with Personal Care at Home
23. Mary C. Waters, Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?

Part 5: Social Inequality and Organizations
24. Mathew Stewart, The Birth of a New American Aristocracy
25. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Manifest of the Communist Party
26. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America (from
Racism without Racists)
27. William Julius Wilson, The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males (from More than
Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City)
28. Lisa Dodson, Employing Parents Who Can’t Make a Living (from The Moral Underground:
How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy)
29. Greta Foff Paules, “Getting” and “Making” a Tip (from Dishing It Out: Power and
Resistance among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant)
30. D. Stanley Eitzen, Upward Mobility Through Sport?
31. Herbert J. Glans, Use of the Underclass in America

Part 6: Social Control and Organizational Power
32. Michel Foucault, Panopticism (from Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison)
33. Clifford D. Shearing and Phillip C. Stenning, From the Panopticon to Disney World: The
Development of Discipline
34. Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration
35. Patrick Sharkey, The End of Warrior Policing (from Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime
Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence)
36. George Ritzer, The McDonald’s System (from The McDonaldization of Society)
37. Christine L. Williams, The Social Organization of Toy Stores (from Inside Toyland:
Working, Shopping, and Social Inequality)
38. Joe R. Feagin and Robert Parker, The Rise and Fall of Mass Rail Transit (from Building
American Cities: The Urban Real Estate Game)
39. James C. Scott, Scott’s Law of Anarchist Calisthenics (from Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six
Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play)

Part 7: Social Institutions: Family and Religion
40 Stephanie Coontz, The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love (from Marriage, a History)
41. Carol B. Stack, Domestic Networks (from All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black
42. Max Weber, From The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism
43. Rhys H. Williams, Politicized Evangelicalism and Secular Elites: Creating a Moral Other
(from Evangelicals and Democracy in America; Volume II: Religion and Politics)
Part 8: Social Change
44. Michael Burawoy, Public Sociologies: Contradictions, Dilemmas and Possibilities
45. Paula England, The Gender Revolution: Unequal and Stalled
46. Miller McPherson, Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Matthew Brashears, The Ties that Bind Are
47. Farah Stockman, Work Freed Her, Then It Moved to Mexico
48. Eliza Griswold, Undermined: A Local Activist Fights for the Future of Coal Country
49. George Packer, Change the World