Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, And Cross-cultural Readings In Sociology, Fourth Canadian Edition by John J. MacionisSeeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, And Cross-cultural Readings In Sociology, Fourth Canadian Edition by John J. Macionis

Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, And Cross-cultural Readings In Sociology, Fourth Canadian…

byJohn J. Macionis, Nijole V. Benokraitis, Peter Urmetzer

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Seeing all sides of sociology issues: classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural.

Seeing Ourselves is the only reader that systematically weaves together three types of articles–classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural–to showcase the many different perspectives sociology offers across a diverse variety of topics. Classic articles provide students with sociological statements of recognized importance and lasting significance. Contemporary readings focus on current sociological issues, controversies, and applications. And, cross-cultural selections offer sociological insights about the striking cultural diversity of Canada and the larger world. Together, these readings summarize significant sociological issues in a way that is both informative and easy to understand for introductory students.

John J. Macionis is professor and distinguished scholar of sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Macionis has authored a number of best-selling sociology textbooks, including ...
Title:Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, And Cross-cultural Readings In Sociology, Fourth Canadian…Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 7.05 × 0.75 inPublished:March 13, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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About the Editors



1. The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills

2. NEW The Promise of a Sociology Degree in Canadian Higher Education by Antony Puddephatt and Randle W. Nelsen

3. Body Ritual among the Nacirema Horace Miner



4. The Case for Value-Free Sociology by Max Weber

5. Defining Features of Canadian Sociology by Bruce Ravelli

6. Arab Women in the Field by Soraya Altorki



7. North America’s Two Distinct Societies by Michael Adams

8. India’s Sacred Cow by Marvin Harris



9. Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

10. Unmarried with Children by Edin and Kefalas

11. The Amish: A Small Society by John A. Hostetler



12. The Self by George Herbert Mead

13. NEW It’s Like They Have Two Parents: Consequences of Inconsistent Socialisation of Inuit Children by Anne S. Douglas

14. Parents’ Socialization of Children in Global Perspective by D. Terri Heath



15. The Presentation of Self by Erving Goffman

16. NEW The Music Ringtone as an Identity Management Device by Christopher J. Schneider



17. Primary Groups by Charles Horton Cooley

18. The Characteristics of Bureaucracy by Max Weber

19. McJobs: McDonaldization and the Workplace by George Ritzer

20. ‘Even If I Didn’t Know What I’m Doing, I Can Make It Look Like I Do’: Becoming a Doctor in Canada by Brenda L. Beagan



21. The Functions of Crime by Emile Durkheim

22. NEW Hunting Humans: A Historical Overview by Elliot Leyton

23. Canadian Cannabis: Marijuana as an Irritant/Problem in Canada-U.S. Relations by Paul Gecelovsky



24. Understanding Sexual Orientation by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin

25. I’ll Scratch Your Back If You’ll Scratch Mine: The Role of Reciprocity, Power and Autonomy in the Strip Club by Jacqueline Lewis

26. Homosexual Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective by J.M. Carrier



27. The Vertical Mosaic: An Analysis of Social Class and Power in Canada by John Porter

28. NEW Discomforting Comfort Foods: Stirring the Pot on Kraft Dinner and Social Inequality in Canada by Melanie Rock, Lynn McIntyre, and Krista Rondeau

29. Introduction to The Canadian Fact Book on Poverty by David P. Ross, Katherine J. Scott, and Peter J. Smith

30. Free Trade and the Third World by Peter Urmetzer



31. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies by Margaret Mead

32. Sk8er Girls: Skateboards, Girlhood, and Feminism in Motion by Shauna Pomerantz, H. Currie, and Deidre M. Kelly

33. Domestic Violence: A Cross-Cultural View by Elaine Leeder



34. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

35. NEW Why is Our Educational System Still Guilty of Whiteness? by Patrina Duhaney



36. NEW Aging in Contemporary Canada by Neena Chappell, Lynn McDonald, and Michael Stones

37. Our Aging World by Frank B. Hobbs and Bonnie L. Damon



38. Alienated Labour by Karl Marx

39. Experiences of Social Class: Learning from Occupational Therapy Students by Brenda Beagan

40. NEW Economics For Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism by Jim Stanford

41. The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills

42. NEW Do you know Left from Right by Peter Urmetzer

43. NEW Is Biotechnology the Answer? The Evidence From NAFTA by Gerardo Otero and Gabriela Pechlaner



44. NEW Canadian Families Today: ‘Bringing Up’ and ‘Growing Up’: Parents, Children, and Family Life by Gillian Ranson

45. Mate Selection and Marriage around the World by Bron B. Ingoldsby

46. NEW The Second Shift: Marriage in the Stalled Revolution by Arlie Rusell Hochschild



47. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber

48. Canada’s Mythical Religious Mosaic: Some Census Findings by Reginald W. Bibby

49. Women and Islam by Jane I. Smith



50. Education and Inequality by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

51. Stubborn Disparities: Explaining Class Inequalities in Schooling by Scott Davies

52. Japanese Mothers as the Best Teachers by Keiko Hirao



53. The Social Structure of Medicine by Talcott Parsons

54. Getting What We Pay For: Myths and Realities About Financing Canada’s Health Care System by Raisa Deber

55. Crack and Prostitution: Gender, Myths, and Experiences by Patricia G. Erickson, Jennifer Butters, Patti McGillicuddy, and Ase Hallgren

56. Disability and Genetics: Affirming the Bare Life by James Overboe



57. The Metropolis and Mental Life by Georg Simmel

58. No Place for Home by Sean Condon

59. Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community by Donald H. Clairmont and Dennis William Magill

60. Let’s Reduce Global Population! By J. Kenneth Smail



61. Why Humanity Faces Ultimate Catastrophe by Thomas Robert Malthus

62. Fool’s Paradise by Ronald Wright

63. NEW How Many Energy Servants Are Supporting Your Lifestyle? By Sarah S. Mosko



64. On the Origins of Social Movements by Jo Freeman

65. NEW Suicide, Canadian Law, and Exit International’s ‘Peaceful Pill’ by Russell D. Ogden



66. The Disenchantment of Modern Life by Max Weber

67. NEW Facebook: Friend or Foe by Daniel Trottier

68. The Price of Modernization: The Case of Brazil’s Kaiapo Indians by Marlise Simons

Editorial Reviews

“I like the arrangement of the text by topic.…I appreciate the fact that Pearson Canada takes the time to update the materials on a regular basis. The text is perfect for my introductory course in terms of topics, authors and theoretical level for undergraduate students.” --Cheryl Gosselin, Bishop’s University "This article is a much needed one for a Social Problems lecture on Social Media. It useful and helpful in alerting students to the problems they can create in allowing so much of the personal to become public. I see the abuse of Social Media as one of the biggest social problems facing our society today and this is indeed a well written and timely article for all. It can also be a great example for introducing Goffman’s theory in an Introductory class. I certainly would assign it." --Pearl Crichton, Concordia University, review of reading 67 “Facebook: Friend or Foe" “I am quite delighted to see this reading as a possible offering in the collection. While it tries to define the various points and orientations within the political spectrum it also gives students an appreciation of the greyness and fluidity of the spectrum. This is super-useful for thinking through especially the applied topics of the collection, particularly the reading’s section on Liberalism.” --Amar Wahab, Nipissing University, review of reading 42 “Do You Know Left From Right?” “Yes, it’s a good reading on the subject of “sociological imagination”, as well “environment and Society”. The topic is relevant to students’ day-to-day life practices and what they can do to make a better society for themselves and the future generations. The article is also short and brief, but very easy to read and understand. It’s also very mind-opening and interesting to read, since the reader can feel connected to the issue.” --Anonymous, review of reading 63 “How Many Energy Servants Are Supporting Your Lifestyle?” “What I especially like is the subject matter—most of my students would relate to Kraft Dinner—and, I always think the most effective sociological pedagogy involves taking a seemingly non-sociological thing (like Kraft Dinner) and showing how it is completely tied into social relations/order/inequality. This would be a sociological writing that the majority of them would be able to follow, and likely stick with, and it is a good choice for the contemporary component of the reader.” --Anonymous, review of reading 28 “Discomforting Comfort Foods: Stirring the Pot on Kraft Dinner and Social Inequality in Canda”