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Understanding Everyday Life

Understanding Everyday Life

  • Author: Tony Bennett,Diane Watson
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631233084
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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By focusing on familiar sites and scenes – the home, the pub, the street – this text introduces students to contemporary debates about the social organisation of everyday life. Introduces debates about the sociology of everyday life in an accessible, student-friendly manner. Covers major topics in the sociology of daily life from the private sphere through to work, consumption and the community. Shows how the perspectives of sociology, cultural studies and feminism can shed new light on everyday life. Employs a wide range of richly-worked examples to illustrate the debates. Forms part of a four-book series on sociology and society. For more information about this book and the Sociology & Society series, visit the accompanying website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ou

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

  • Author: Josee Johnston,Kate Cairns,Shyon Baumann
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317690672
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 476
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The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.

The Sociological Imagination

The Sociological Imagination

  • Author: C. Wright Mills
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195133730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.

Understanding Everyday Life

Understanding Everyday Life

Toward the Reconstruction of Sociological Knowledge

  • Author: Jack D. Douglas
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780710070661
  • Category: Ethnomethodology
  • Page: 358
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Culture and Everyday Life

Culture and Everyday Life

  • Author: Andy Bennett
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761963905
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 207
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Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Andy Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic thinking about mass culture has changed, from critical accounts of early mass cultural theorists to radical postmodernist critiques of mass cultural accounts and to 'the cultural turn', which explored how various social identities are culturally constructed.

Sociology

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

  • Author: David M. Newman
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506305458
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Eleventh Edition, David M. Newman continues to show 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 since the first edition has been the same: to write a textbook that “reads like a real book.” Newman uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction,” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of them; it is a human creation that is planned, formed, maintained, or altered by individuals. Using vivid prose, current examples, and fresh data, this text 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.

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

  • Author: Erving Goffman
  • Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780844670171
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

  • Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351801503
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 250
  • View: 1982
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This volume explores the emotions that are intricately woven into the texture of everyday life and experience. A contribution to the literature on the sociology of emotions, it focuses on the role of emotions as being integral to daily life, broadening our understanding by examining both ‘core’ emotions and those that are often overlooked or omitted from more conventional studies. Bringing together theoretical and empirical studies from scholars across a range of subjects, including sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, politics and cognitive science, this international collection centres on the ‘everyday-ness’ of emotional experience.

Understanding Society through Popular Music

Understanding Society through Popular Music

  • Author: Joeseph A. Kotarba
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135127573
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 192
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Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, the second edition of Understanding Society through Popular Music uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life to their study of sociology. The new edition has been updated with cutting edge thinking on and current examples of subcultures, politics, and technology.

Understanding Modern Sociology

Understanding Modern Sociology

  • Author: Wes Sharrock,John A Hughes,Peter J. Martin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761957072
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.

Surveillance Society

Surveillance Society

  • Author: Lyon
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335232159
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 189
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This book gives an overview of current research on and developments in surveillance, including closed circuit TV and biometrics, illustrated by empirical examples. Such proliferating surveillance is encountered especially in the modern city, with its watchful cameras and the demand for plastic card ID and eligibility checks. People depend on it for security, convenience, and efficiency.

Sociology

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

  • Author: David M. Newman
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506345840
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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Adapted from David M. Newman’s best-selling Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, this briefer, streamlined version continues to show students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar,” inspiring them to think critically about their own lives and social contexts. As in the full text, the author’s approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes make the Brief Edition a text that “reads like a real book.” It uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, formed, maintained, or altered by individuals. Rather than surveying every subfield in sociology, the Brief Edition focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.

Gender and Everyday Life

Gender and Everyday Life

  • Author: Mary Holmes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134098324
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just biological organisms, but as people shaped by their everyday social world. Examining how gender has been understood and lived in the past; and how it is understood and done differently by different cultures and groups within cultures; Mary Holmes considers the strengths and limitations of different ways of thinking and learning to ‘do’ gender. Key sociological and feminist ideas about gender are covered from Christine Pisan to Mary Wollstonecraft; and from symbolic interactionism to second wave feminism through to the work of Judith Butler. Gender and Everyday Life illustrates gender with a range of familiar and contemporary examples: everything from nineteenth century fashions in China and Britain, to discussions of what Barbie can tell us about gender in America, to the lives of working women in Japan. This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.

Sociological Snapshots 5

Sociological Snapshots 5

Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life

  • Author: Jack Levin
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412956498
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 235
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Sociological Snapshots 5 is designed to help students understand and appreciate the sociological perspective. In a simple and entertaining style, this book links everyday experiences to foundational concepts and concerns and helps them analyse data about social reality. The book serves as a springboard to more abstract thinking about society and will encourage student interest in learning more about the field of sociology through the use of short, informal essays.

Reason of Sociology

Reason of Sociology

George Simmel and Beyond

  • Author: Kauko Pietila
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412930901
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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Published in association with the ISA, and part of the SAGE Studies in International Sociology series, this is a passionate and stimulating exploration of how the work of Georg Simmel can help revitalise and focus the aims of sociology today.

The Social Construction of Reality

The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

  • Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453215468
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 219
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The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

Society Explained

Society Explained

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: Nathan Rousseau
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442207124
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Society Explained introduces students to key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book covers subjects ranging from the individual in society to marriage and family. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the sociological imagination.

Structure and Agency in Everyday Life

Structure and Agency in Everyday Life

An Introduction to Social Psychology

  • Author: Gil Richard Musolf
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742525283
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 353
  • View: 357
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Structure and Agency in Everyday Life outlines the major concepts of interactionism through its leading theoreticians, from William James to Erving Goffman, to contemporary writers. The text underscores the dynamic relationship between the structures or social forces of constraint and humans' ability to act self-reflexively and constitute meaning in their lives through everyday action. The major foci of interactionism-emotions, deviance, childhood socialization, gender, the negotiated order, and the self are covered in-depth. The text presents a history of the interactionist perspective.

Sociology For Dummies

Sociology For Dummies

  • Author: Nasar Meer,Jay Gabler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119991847
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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Sociology For Dummies helps you understand the complex field of sociology, serving as the ideal study guide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already participating in a course. Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up to speed on this widely studied topic in no time. Sociology For Dummies, UK Edition: Provides a general overview of what sociology is as well as an in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories. Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its importance to everyday life Features an in-depth look at social movements and political sociology Helps you discover how to conduct sociological research Offers advice and tips for thinking about the world in an objective way

The Sociology of the Individual

The Sociology of the Individual

Relating Self and Society

  • Author: Athanasia Chalari
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473987679
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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What it socialization? What is interaction? What do we mean by identity? How can we explain the notion of self? What do we mean by intra-action? The Sociology of the Individual is an innovative and though-provoking sociological exploration of how the ideas of the individual and society relate. Expertly combining conceptual depth with clarity of style, Athanasia Chalari: explains the key sociological and psychological theories related to the investigation of the social and the personal analyses the ways that both sociology and psychology can contribute to a more complete understanding and theorising of everyday life uses a mix of international cases and everyday examples to encourage critical reflection. The Sociology of the Individual is an essential read for upper level undergraduates or postgraduates looking for a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the connection between the social world and the inner life of the individual. Perfect for modules exploring the sociology of the self, self and society, and self and identity.