Sociology: Windows on Society: An Anthology

Paperback | February 21, 2005

byRobert H. Lauer, Jeanette C. Lauer

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The seventh edition of Lauer and Lauer's best-selling anthology Sociology: Windows On Society has been significantly updated with fifteen new selections. The book continues to draw on both contemporary sources and the classical literature of sociology to explore the nature of social life, withan emphasis on issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and inequality. The editors have chosen articles that challenge preconceived notions and conventional wisdom while also demonstrating the distinctive power of the sociological viewpoint. The units are divided into parts to show how the selections fit into the topics covered in the introductory course. Majorconcepts are highlighted and explained in the introductions to the units, parts, and in each selection. Review questions and application projects encourage students to get involved in the learning process and help them better understand social research and methods. Related websites have been addedto each selection so that students can pursue additional research on their own or as part of an assignment. Also new to this edition is a subject index. New selections in the seventh edition address such topics as: * The issue of equality in marriage compared across thirteen nations * How culture influences the sexuality of Asian Americans * Why some men are regular customers of strip clubs * Socializing problems of interracial couples * Why poverty is a structural, not a personal, problem * Everyday sexism * The economic differences between Republicans and Democrats * The issue of national security versus civil liberties * How technology affects interpersonal relationships * Violence and suffering among prostitutes * How social movements affect social policy A completely revised, comprehensive Instructor's Resource Guide/Testing Program is available. It includes "Suggestions for Classroom Use," which have been added to each selection. These offer ideas for integrating the materials into lectures and/or using the materials for discussion or small-groupexercises.

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The seventh edition of Lauer and Lauer's best-selling anthology Sociology: Windows On Society has been significantly updated with fifteen new selections. The book continues to draw on both contemporary sources and the classical literature of sociology to explore the nature of social life, withan emphasis on issues of gender, race/ethni...

Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer are both at Alliant International University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 6.89 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:February 21, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this editionUnit I: The Sociological EnterprisePart One: The Sociological Perspective1. The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright MillsPart Two: Studying Social Phenomena2. Getting It Done: Notes on Student Fritters, Stan Bernstein3. Egoistic Suicide, Emile Durkheim4. "It's Awful! It's Terrible! It's . . . Never Mind!", Steven A. HolmesPart Three: Micro and Macro* 5. Who Believes in Equality in Marriage and Family Life?, Malathi L. Apparala, Alan Reifman, and Joyce MunschUnit II: Culture, Socialization, and Social InteractionPart One: Culture6. India's Sacred Cow, Marvin Harris7. Cosmetic Surgery: Beauty as Commodity, Debra Gimlin* 8. Culture and Asian Americans' Sexuality, Sumie OkazakiPart Two: Becoming a Social Creature9. As the Twig Is Bent: Children Reared in Feminist Households, Barbara J. Risman and Kristen Myers10. How Television Shapes Children's Gender Roles, Susan D. Witt* 11. 'Just Trying to Relax': Masculinity, Masculinizing Practices, and Strip Club Regulars, Katherine FrankPart Three: Social Interaction12. Gender and Culture Differences in Touching, Rosemarie Dibiase and Jaime Gunnoe* 13. The Social Life of Interracial Couples, Dan K. Hibbler and Kimberly J. ShinewUnit III: InequalityPart One: The Nature of Inequality14. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels* 15. American Poverty as a Structural Failing, Mark R. Rank, Hong-Sik Yoon, and Thomas A. Hirschl16. America's Shame: Women and Children in Shelter, Barbara ArrighiPart Two: Racial/Ethnic Inequality* 17. Women of Color in Academe: Living With Multiple Marginality, Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner18. Policies of Prejudice, Gregory Squires19. Cowboys and Indians: Perceptions of Western Films Among American Indians and Anglos, JoEllen ShivelyPart Three: Gender Inequality20. How Unhappy Are Women Doctors?, Robert Lowes21. How Women Experience Battering: The Process of Victimization, Kathleen Ferraro and John Johnson* 22. Everyday Sexism, Janet K. Swim, Lauri L. Hyers, Laurie L. Cohen, and Melissa J. FergusonPart Four: International Inequality23. Sweatshop Barbie: Exploitation of Third World Labor, Anton FoekUnit IV: Social InstitutionsPart One: The Family24. Home Work Time, Marilyn Snell25. The Transformation of Family Life, Lillian Rubin* 26. The Death of 'Til Death Us Do Part': Pair-Bonding Transformed, William M. PinsofPart Two: Government and Politics* 27. In Economic Policy, How Much Does It Matter Which Party Governs?, Robert Blendon, John Benson, Mollyann Brodie, Drew Altman, and Kathleen Weldon* 28. National Security Versus Civil Liberties, Nancy V. BakerPart Three: The Economy29. Alienation in Work, Karl Marx30. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber* 31. Underemployment in America, Leif Jensen and Tim SlackPart Four: Education32. Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol33. At School, A Cruel Culture, Darcia Harris BowmanPart Five: Religion34. A Forgotten People in Our Midst, Donald W. HuffmanPart Six: Health Care35. Unhealthy Partnership: How Managed Care Wrecks Mental Health for Kids, Joshua Sharfstein36. Preserving a Vital and Valued Self in the Face of AIDS, Kent SandstromPart Seven: Technology and Society* 37. Technology and the Initiation of Interpersonal Relationships, Jeffrey S. McQuillen38. The Impact of Mobile Communications, James E. Katz and Philip AspdenUnit V: Social ProcessesPart One: Deviance* 39. Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Prostitutes, Roberto J. Valera, Robin G. Sawyer, and Glenn R. Schiraldi40. Islands in the Street: Urban Gangs as Economic Organizations, Martin Sanchez Jankowski41. The Razor Blade in the Apple: The Social Construction of Urban Legends, Joel Best and Gerald T. HoriuchiPart Two: Social Change42. Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement, Dwight Conquergood43. Plain Living: Deciding to Move Down, Trudy Bush* 44. Do Social Movements Make Any Difference?, David S. Meyer