The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings In Sociology by Ed KsenychThe Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings In Sociology by Ed Ksenych

The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings In Sociology

byEd Ksenych, David Liu

Paperback | January 22, 2007

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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.
Ed Ksenych is a faculty member at George Brown College. He teaches in the degree stream at GBC and has also taught at Centennial and Ryerson. He has published other books with Canadian Scholar¿s Press. He and David have worked together for many years.David Liu is a faculty member at Harrisburg College in Pennsylvania, he also teaches...
Title:The Pleasure of Inquiry: Readings In SociologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 22, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. THE STRANGE WORLD OF THE FAMILIAR: EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE TAKEN-FOR-GRANTED 1. Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema 2. Ester Reiter, Life in a Fast-Food Factory 3. Greta Christina, Are We Having Sex Now or What? 4. Jim Turk, The Educational Implications of Our Technological Society 5. Germaine Greer, A Child is Born II. THE SOCIOLOGICAL TRADITION: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL WORLD 6. William Levin, The Sociological Perspective 7. C. Wright Mills, The Promise 8. Emile Durkheim, Social and Natural Phenomena and The Origins of Society 9. Max Weber, Types of Authority and Characteristics of Bureaucracy 10. Karl Marx, Alienated Labour 11. Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism 12. Michel Foucault, The Body of the Condemned 13. Dorothy Smith, Women''s Experience as a Radical Critique of Sociology 14. Steve Bruce, Postmodernity? III. BEING AND BECOMING SOCIAL: CULTURE, SELF AND SOCIAL ACTION 15. Stephen Richer, The Issue of Educational Opportunity 16. 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''s 17. Saul Geiser, Rituals of Interaction 18. Kenneth Gergen, The Dissolution of the Self 19. Michael Adams, Separated at Birth 20. Allan Gregg, Identity Crisis 21. Henry Giroux, Teaching the Cultural with Disney IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: ORDERING COLLECTIVE LIFE 22. Claude Levi-Strauss, The Family 23. Simon Davis, Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects 24. Jane Collier, Michelle Z. Rosaldo and Sylvia Yanagisako, Is There a Family? 25. Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Time Bind 26. Michael Novak, The Natural Religion 27. Joshua Meyrowitz, Television: The Shared Arena 28. J. S. Frideres, Civic Participation in an Increasingly Complex and Demotivated World 29. Anthony Giddens Globalisation V. CONTESTED TERRAINS: DIFFERENCE, INEQUALITY, CHANGE AND CONTROL 30. Carol Gilligan, Woman''s Place In Man''s Life Cycle 31. Chris Bruckert, The World of the Professional Stripper 32. Tanya Titchkosky, Ordering Choice: Women, Disability and Medical Discourse 33. Gregory Mantsios, Media Magic: Making Class Invisible 34. Stephen Haseler, The Super-Rich 35. Laureen Snider, Relocating Law: Making Corporate Crime Disappear 36. John F. Manzo and Monetta M. Bailey, On the Assimilation of Racial Stereotypes among Black Canadian Young Offenders 37. Bob Blauner, Talking Past Each Other: Black and White Languages of Race 38. Jean Paul Sartre, Anti-Semite and Jew 39. Ian McKay, Realms of Freedom, Realms of Necessity 40. Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld VI. DOING SOCIOLOGY 41. Ed Ksenych and David Liu, Observing 42. Ed Ksenych and David Liu, Content Analysis 43. Lisa J. McIntyre, Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Research