Controversies In Canadian Sociology

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byReza Nakhaie

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Controversies in Canadian Sociology is the only Introductory Sociology reader that exposes students to excitement and heated debates on the fundamental issues, concepts and theories prevalent in sociology. The point-counterpoint method, as presented in this textbook, gives students access to a clear and concise rebuttal of existing knowledge in order to evaluate the arguments on their merits, and to develop critical imagination which is pertinent to sociological endeavour.

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Controversies in Canadian Sociology is the only Introductory Sociology reader that exposes students to excitement and heated debates on the fundamental issues, concepts and theories prevalent in sociology. The point-counterpoint method, as presented in this textbook, gives students access to a clear and concise rebuttal of existing kn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.56 inPublished:December 27, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104682

ISBN - 13:9780176104689

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PrefaceIntroduction to SociologyUnit 1: CultureIntroduction: Canadian - American Cultural Differences and Similarities 1. Michael P. Carroll, "Who Owns Democracy? Explaining the long-running debates over Canadian/American value differences"2. James Curtis and Edward Grabb, "Rejoinder to "Who Owns Democracy?"Unit 2: SocializationIntroduction: Socialization and Importance of Education1. Douglas E. Baer and Ronald D. Lambert, "Socialization into dominant vs. counter ideology among university-educated Canadians?2. Serge Guimond and Douglas L. Palmer, "The politics of Canadian social scientists: A comment on Baer and Lambert"Unit 3: Gender RelationsIntroduction: Feminist Theory and Gender Relations 1. Janet Saltzman Chafetz, "Bridging feminist theory and research methodology" 2. Alexis J. Walker, "Methods, theory, and the practice of feminist research: a response to Janet Chafetz?Unit 4: CrimeIntroduction: Deviance, Crime and Racial Profiling1. Scot Wortley and Julian Tanner, ?Data, denials, and confusion: The Racial Profiling Debate in Toronto?2. Thomas Gabor, ?Inflammatory Rhetoric on Racial Profiling Can Undermine Police Services?Unit 5: FamilyIntroduction: Family and Responsible Fathering1. William J. Doherty, Edward F. Kouneski and Martha F. Erickson, "Responsible fathering: an overview and conceptual framework"2. Alexis J. Walker and Lori A. McGraw, "Who is responsible for responsible fathering?"Unit 6: Social InequalityIntroduction: Social Inequality, Causes and Consequences 1. Paul Anisef, Fredrick D. Ashbury and Anton H. Turrittin, "Differential effects of university and community college education on occupational status attainment in Ontario"2. Neil Guppy, "Does school matter: An invited comment on Anisef, Ashbury, and Turrittin''s "Differential effects of university and community college education on occupational status attainment in Ontario" "Unit 7: EducationIntroduction: Education and Students Response1. Michael Delucchi and William L. Smith, ?A Postmodern Explanation of Student Consumerism in Higher Education?2. Anne F. Eisenberg, ?Education in the Marketplace: Conflicting Arenas? Response to ?A Postmodern Explanation of Student Consumerism in Higher Education?Unit 8: Race and Ethnic RelationsIntroduction: Race and Ethnic Relations and Power Elites1. R. Ogmundson and J. McLaughlin, "Trends in the ethnic origins of Canadian elites: the decline of the BRITS?"2. M. Reza Nakhaie, ?Vertical mosaic among the Elites: The New Imagery Revisited? Unit 9: HealthIntroduction: Neoliberalism and Health and Illness1. David Coburn, ?Income inequality, social cohesion and the health status of populations: the role of neo-liberalism?2. Richard G. Wilkinson, ?Deeper than ?neo-liberalism. A reply to David Coburn?Unit 10: PoliticsIntroduction: State, Civic Engagement and Politics1. C.J. Pattie and R.J. Johnston, ?Civic Literacy and Falling Electoral Turnout: The United Kingdom 1992-1997?2. M. Reza Nakhaie, ?Newspaper readership and Federal Electoral Participation in Canada?Unit 11: TheoryIntroduction: Modern Sociological Theories Meet their Postmodern Critics 1. David Cheal, ?Authority and incredulity: Sociology between modernism and postmodernism? 2. Bonnie Fox, ?Comment on ?Authority and incredulity?Unit 12: MethodsIntroduction: Positivism and Sociological Research Methods1. Bernard Baldus, ?Positivisms twilight?? 2. Gerhard Lenski, ?Positivisms future - and sociologys?BibiliographyGlossary