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You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, InQuizitive and Writing for Sociology Tutorials, 6th Edition

  • Dalton Conley
  • ISBN-10: 0393674177
  • ISBN-13: 9780393674170
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

The bestselling “untextbook” gets students thinking like sociologists

Dalton Conley’s unconventional narrative uses personal anecdotes and current examples to help students understand big ideas. Chapter-opening Paradoxes stimulate sociological thinking. And NEW Practice activities—in text and online—invite readers to “make the familiar strange.” Scholarship and examples have been refreshed throughout, especially in a revamped Gender chapter. A wide array of multimedia and assessment tools include award-winning InQuizitive activities for students’ pre-lecture prep and NEW online activities for post-lecture practice.


  • NEW TOOLS—IN TEXT AND ONLINE—PUT SOCIOLOGICAL THINKING INTO PRACTICE Learning to think sociologically takes practice. Completely NEW Practice activities help students apply concepts as they balance objectivity and empathy. Corresponding advice in the Interactive Instructor’s Guide help instructors make these activities easily assignable. A revised and expanded InQuizitive course with 10% more applied questions, enables students to practice and apply essential concepts. A NEW How to Read Charts and Graphs InQuizitive activity develops data literacy. And NEW Writing for Sociology tutorials provide guided practice to develop key writing skills.

  • FRESH, RELEVANT EXAMPLES—PLUS A REVAMPED GENDER CHAPTER With each new edition, Conley thoroughly updates the text to keep it relevant and reflective of current research and thinking. He has completely refreshed Chapter 8, Gender, with input from leading scholars of gender, sex, and sexuality.

  • SUPPORTS SOCIOLOGICAL THINKING, FROM PARADOX TO PRACTICE A consistent framework highlights the big ideas of the discipline in a lively NEW design that avoids the traditional textbook clutter. Each chapter begins with a Paradox—a big question that helps students “make the familiar strange.” Throughout each chapter Conley incorporates interviews with People whose careers are informed by sociological thinking. Then, a Policy discussion investigates applications of key concepts, and NEW Practice features invite students to put sociological thinking into action.

  • A TEACHING TOOL THAT EVEN NON-TEXTBOOK USERS LOVE Instructors cite three main reasons for not assigning a textbook: 1) they’re expensive; 2) students don’t read them; and 3) they cover material that isn’t addressed in the course. You May Ask Yourself provides an alternative solution to all three concerns.

Table of Contents

Part I: Using Your Sociological Imagination
Chapter 1: The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Methods
Chapter 3: Culture and Media
Chapter 4: Socialization and the Construction of Reality
Chapter 5: Groups and Networks
Chapter 6: Social Control and Deviance

Part II: Fault Lines... Social Division and Inequality
Chapter 7: Stratification
Chapter 8: Gender
Chapter 9: Race
Chapter 10: Poverty
Chapter 11: Health and Society

Part III: Building Blocks: Institutions of Society
Chapter 12: Family
Chapter 13: Education
Chapter 14: Capitalism and the Economy
Chapter 15: Authority and the State
Chapter 16: Religion
Chapter 17: Science, the Environment, and Society
Chapter 18: Collective Action, Social Movements, and Social Change