The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation by Michael SchwalbeThe Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation by Michael Schwalbe

The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation

byMichael Schwalbe

Paperback | February 16, 2017

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While the usual introductory sociology text emphasizes defining key concepts in the field, the rigidity of this structure creates a need for a text that teaches real-world application of these concepts. The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation prides itself on being an"anti-text," a tool that demonstrates how to recognize and utilize sociological thinking in the real world. The conversational writing encourages discussion - and debate - over ideas that are provocative and personal, and pushes students to think critically about what makes them feel the way theydo. The Sociologically Examined Life draws from examples that are culturally relevant to today's students, and encourages students to apply sociological thinking to their everyday lives and to reflect on their own roles as active players in the social world.
Michael Schwalbe is a Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University.
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Title:The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the ConversationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 16, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190620668

ISBN - 13:9780190620660

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"Schwalbe's conversational style, his constant challenging of students' ideas, his provocative and compelling examples, and astonishing clarity of complex material engages students so fully that their thinking is transformed (to some degree) even if they cannot recognize it immediately. Thereis not much more you could ask for from an introductory text." --Michelle Wolkomir, Centenary College