Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings (2nd Edition)

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Download Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings (2nd Edition) written by Catherine Corrigall-Brown in PDF format. This book is under the category Sociology and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 0199031088; 0199031134/9780199031085/ 9780199031139. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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book-author

Catherine Corrigall-Brown

publisher

Oxford University Press; 2nd Edition

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PDF

pages

464 pages

language

English

isbn10

0199031088; 0199031134

isbn13

9780199031085/ 9780199031139


Book Description

Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings 2nd Edition (PDF) is an innovative and fresh introduction to the field of sociology that uniquely features carefully curated readings incorporated into every chapter. This fully revised 2nd edition is packed with current examples; lively discussions; and thought-provoking activities that will kindle students’ sociological imaginations.

The only textbook that introduces university students to main sociological concepts through integrated primary source readings. Offering an innovative and fresh take on the discipline; Imagining Sociology 2e is the first introductory sociology ebook of its kind in Canada. The digital textbook introduces college students to the fundamentals of the discipline – from processes of socialization; to core institutions; to social inequality; to social change – but it is unique in that it features carefully curated sociological readings integrated into each chapter.

These classic and contemporary readings illuminate the theories and concepts under discussion; help students learn more about the roots of the discipline and current findings; and give readers a valuable opportunity to see sociology in action. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and includes more Canadian content; new readings; and updated examples from popular culture and recent events. Using an accessible and lively writing style; expert author Catherine Corrigall-Brown also encourages active engagement throughout the textbook; prompting students to reflect critically on ideas and readings while also presenting activities that help readers connect sociological theories and concepts to their everyday lives. Insightful and original; this engaging introduction Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings 2e offers an applied focus that is designed to bring sociology to life – and is sure to spark the student’s sociological imagination!

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book-author

Catherine Corrigall-Brown

publisher

Oxford University Press; 2nd Edition

file-type

PDF

pages

464 pages

language

English

isbn10

0199031088; 0199031134

isbn13

9780199031085/ 9780199031139

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover
Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
Publisher’s Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Dedication Page
Part I: Understanding Society
1: The Sociological Imagination
Introduction
The Sociological Imagination
Reading: From The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills
Activity: The History and Biography of Higher Education in Canada
Three Core Foci of Sociology
Social Inequality
Social Institutions
Social Change
Three Core Aims of Sociology
Émile Durkheim and the Study of Suicide
Activity: Suicide in Canada
Research Methods: How Do Sociologists Study Society?
Reading: “Toward a Sociology of the Reconciliation of Conflicting Desires,” by Susan O’Donell and David Perley
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
2: Socialization: Becoming a Member of Society
Introduction
The Individual and Society
Reading: “Review of Albert Schaeffle, Bau und Leben des Sozialen Körpers: Erster Band,” by Émile Durkheim
Socialization
Activity: How Do Toys Socialize Us?
Aging and Socialization
The Performance of Social Roles
Reading: “The Presentation of Self,” by Erving Goffman
Activity: Performing the Self Online
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
3: Deviance, Law, and Crime
Introduction
What Is Deviance?
Social Construction
The Social Construction of Deviance
Activity: The Changing Social Construction of Deviance
Why Are People Deviant?
Individual Explanations of Deviance and Crime
Social Explanations of Deviance and Crime
Reading: “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” by D.L. Rosenhan
The Power of the Situation
Crime Rates
Crime Rates by Group
Activity: Calculating Crime Rates
Reading: “Canada’s Prisons Are the New Residential Schools,” by Nancy Macdonald
Punishment
Reading: “The Body of the Condemned,” by Michel Foucault
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
Part II: Social Inequality
4: Social Inequality and Social Class
Introduction
Karl Marx and Social Class
Class Struggles
Reading: “Manifesto of the Communist Party,” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Class Consciousness
Max Weber and Social Status
Activity: Social Status Markers
Income Inequality in Canada
Reading: “Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” by Barbara Ehrenreich
Poverty
Activity: Creating Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICOs)
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
5: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigenous Peoples
Introduction
Race and Ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity as Social Constructions
Activity: Defining and Calculating Racial Groups
Reading: “Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?” by Mary C. Waters
The Consequences of Social Constructions
Indigenous People in Canada
Reading: From “Re-envisioning Resurgence: Indigenous Pathways to Decolonization and Sustainable Self-Determination,” by Jeff Corntassel
Prejudice and Discrimination
Immigration
Multiculturalism
Activity: Canadian Citizenship Test
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
6: Gender at the Intersections
Introduction
Sex and Gender
Gender as a Social Construction
Activity: Performing Gender in Music
Gender and Institutions
Gender and Sports
Gender and Work
Gender and Politics
Activity: Gender Associations
Reading: “The Rise and Stall of Canada’s Gender-Equity Revolution,” by Neil Guppy and Nicole Luongo
Feminism and Feminist Theory
Intersectionality
Sexuality
Reading: “The Invention of Heterosexuality,” by Johnathan Ned Katz
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
Part III: The Role of Institutions
7: The Media
Introduction
Language
Reading: “Racism in the English Language,” by Robert B. Moore
Media
Corporate Concentration and the Media
Reading: From The Power Elite, by C. Wright Mills
Effects of Media Concentration
Reading: “Cultural Schemas for Racial Identity in Canadian Television Advertising,” by Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho
New Media and Social Media
Activity: The Reality of Reality TV
Violence in the Media
Media Literacy
Activity: Using Media Literacy with Alcohol and Tobacco Ads
Alternative Media
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
8: The Family and Intimate Relationships
Introduction
What Is the Family?
Activity: Comedy and the TV Family
Larger Social Changes That Affect the Family
Reading: “Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships,” by Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer
Activity: Increasing or Decreasing Fertility in Quebec and China
Theorizing the Family
Reading: “Modern Romance,” by Aziz Ansari and Erik Klinenberg
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
9: Education
Introduction
The Schooled Society
The Functions of Education
Socialization
Selection
Legitimation
Activity: How Can We Measure the “College or University Experience”?
Reading: “A Matter of Degrees,” by William Beaver
Education and Social Inequality
Education and Social Class
Education and Gender
Reading: “The Not-So-Pink Ivory Tower,” by Ann Mullen
Activity: Critically Analyzing School Curriculum
Education, Cultural Capital, and Social Capital
The Consequences of Degrees
Education around the World
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
10: Work and Rationalization
Introduction
The Rationalized World
Reading: “The ‘McDonaldization’ of Society,” by George Ritzer
Activity: The Commodification of Love
The Division of Labour in Society
Scientific Management
The Alienation of Labour
Changes in Work in Canada
Precarious Employment
Emotional Labour
Reading: “Feeling Management: From Private to Commercial Uses,” by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Activity: Training Employees for Emotional Labour
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
11: Health
What Is Health?
The Sociology of Health
Social Determinants of Health
Activity: The Freshman 15 and Binge Drinking: Health as a Personal Trouble or Public Issue
Health Inequality
Class
Global Health Inequality
Education
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Obesity: Intersectionality in Health Inequalities
Reading: “The Health Gap,” by Michael Marmot
Health Care Systems around the World
Health Policy
Reading: “The Downsides and Dangers of ‘Cheque Day,'” by Lindsey Richardson
Disability
Activity: Accessibility in Everyday Life
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
12: Globalization and Global Inequality
Introduction
What Is Globalization?
Understanding Globalization
Modernization Theory
Activity: The Ecological Footprint
World Systems Theory
Activity: Commodity Chains and Global Inequality
Reading: “The Uses of Global Poverty: How Economic Inequality Benefits the West,” by Daina Stukuls Eglitis
World Society Theory
Global Inequality
Activity: Micro-financing and Global Inequality
Reading: “The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee,” by Nicki Lisa Cole and Keith Brown
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
Part IV: Social Change
13: Change through Policy and the Law
Introduction
How Does Society Reproduce Itself?
The Routes to Social Change
The Rise of the State
The Welfare State
The Welfare State in Canada
The Welfare State and Social Inequality
Social Policy: Universal and Means-Tested Programs
Reparation Programs
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Reading: TRC Principles of Reconciliation and “The Canadian Reconciliation Landscape: Current Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and Non-Indigenous Canadians”
Activity: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
How the State Involves the Public
Challenges Facing the Modern State
Reading: “Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital,” by Robert D. Putnam
Activity: Civil Society on Campus and among the Young
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
14: Social Movements
Introduction
Social Movements
Reading: “Facebook Feminism: Social Media, Blogs, and New Technologies of Contemporary U.S. Feminism,” by Alison Dahl Crossley
The Collective Action Problem
Trends in Social Movement Participation
Explaining Social Movement Participation
Ideology
Resources
Biographical Availability
Social Ties and Identity
Political Context/Critical Events
Consequences of Participation
The Media and Social Movements
Selection and Description Bias
Activity: Media Images of Protest —The Oka Crisis and Black Lives Matter
Reading: “On Idle No More,” by Angela Semple
Success in Social Movements
Public Sociology and Using Our Sociological Imagination
Activity: Using Our Sociological Imagination for Social Change
Summary
Key Terms
For Further Reading
References
Glossary
Index

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