The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings In Sociology

Paperback | January 22, 2007

byEd Ksenych, David Liu

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The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings in Sociology takes a unique approach in using readings to demonstrate how sociology can be used as a conceptual tool for action. The organization of the book is reflective of this particular characterization of sociological inquiry. An important dimension of introducing students to this concept is providing students with some grounding in the theoretical bases of the discipline. To that end For the Pleasure of Inquiry has provided a variety of accessible articles from both classical and contemporary sociological theorists which orient students to significant themes, concepts, and problems in sociological inquiry.The reader is organized around the principle of offering articles that explore the possible transformation of modern society into what is often referred to as a postmodern society, and the increasingly influential global context in which this is occurring. This text will serve as an opportunity for both students and teachers to undertake a shared re-examination of their own experiences, conduct, and embeddedness in the distinctive web of social relations and meanings we call modern society.

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The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings in Sociology takes a unique approach in using readings to demonstrate how sociology can be used as a conceptual tool for action. The organization of the book is reflective of this particular characterization of sociological inquiry. An important dimension of introducing students to this concept is pr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 22, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104747

ISBN - 13:9780176104740

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Table of Contents

I. THE STRANGE WORLD OF THE FAMILIAR: EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE TAKEN-FOR-GRANTED1. Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema2. Ester Reiter, Life in a Fast-Food Factory3. Greta Christina, Are We Having Sex Now or What?4. Jim Turk, The Educational Implications of Our Technological Society5. Germaine Greer, A Child is BornII. THE SOCIOLOGICAL TRADITION: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL WORLD6. William Levin, The Sociological Perspective7. C. Wright Mills, The Promise8. Emile Durkheim, Social and Natural Phenomena and The Origins of Society9. Max Weber, Types of Authority and Characteristics of Bureaucracy10. Karl Marx, Alienated Labour11. Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism12. Michel Foucault, The Body of the Condemned13. Dorothy Smith, Women''s Experience as a Radical Critique of Sociology14. Steve Bruce, Postmodernity?III. BEING AND BECOMING SOCIAL: CULTURE, SELF AND SOCIAL ACTION15. Stephen Richer, The Issue of Educational Opportunity16. Brenda Beagan, Even if I don''t know what I''m doing I can make it look like I know what I''m doing: Becoming a Doctor in the 1990''s17. Saul Geiser, Rituals of Interaction18. Kenneth Gergen, The Dissolution of the Self19. Michael Adams, Separated at Birth20. Allan Gregg, Identity Crisis21. Henry Giroux, Teaching the Cultural with DisneyIV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: ORDERING COLLECTIVE LIFE22. Claude Levi-Strauss, The Family23. Simon Davis, Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects24. Jane Collier, Michelle Z. Rosaldo and Sylvia Yanagisako, Is There a Family?25. Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Time Bind26. Michael Novak, The Natural Religion27. Joshua Meyrowitz, Television: The Shared Arena28. J. S. Frideres, Civic Participation in an Increasingly Complex and DemotivatedWorld29. Anthony Giddens GlobalisationV. CONTESTED TERRAINS: DIFFERENCE, INEQUALITY, CHANGE AND CONTROL30. Carol Gilligan, Woman''s Place In Man''s Life Cycle31. Chris Bruckert, The World of the Professional Stripper32. Tanya Titchkosky, Ordering Choice: Women, Disability and Medical Discourse33. Gregory Mantsios, Media Magic: Making Class Invisible34. Stephen Haseler, The Super-Rich35. Laureen Snider, Relocating Law: Making Corporate Crime Disappear36. John F. Manzo and Monetta M. Bailey, On the Assimilation of Racial Stereotypesamong Black Canadian Young Offenders37. Bob Blauner, Talking Past Each Other: Black and White Languages of Race38. Jean Paul Sartre, Anti-Semite and Jew39. Ian McKay, Realms of Freedom, Realms of Necessity40. Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorldVI. DOING SOCIOLOGY41. Ed Ksenych and David Liu, Observing42. Ed Ksenych and David Liu, Content Analysis43. Lisa J. McIntyre, Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Research