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Sociological snapshots 5 : seeing social structure and change in everyday life

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2008.
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A collection of short, informal and contemporary essays that start students on the road to thinking sociologically.

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Levin, Jack, 1941-
Sociological snapshots 5.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008008556
(OCoLC)191924764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Levin
ISBN: 9781441655172 1441655174 9781412956499 1412956498
OCLC Number: 642207868
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Contents: THE SOCIOLOGICAL EYE Just How Powerful Is a Role? Better Late Than Never Heartburn and Modern Times FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social StructurePART I. Culture INTRODUCTION The Immaculate Americans Baby Boomers The Demise of Bystander Apathy Elevator Culture Making Monsters into Celebrities (with James Alan Fox) FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About CulturePART II. Socialization INTRODUCTION Can Hate Be Healed? (with Arnold Arluke) Teaching Students They Are Not at the Center Confessions of a Soap Opera Addict Violence in City Schools (with Heather Beth Johnson) Sticks and Stones May Break . . . Adult Socialization Can Be Murder FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About SocializationPART III. The Group Experience INTRODUCTION College Fraternities: A Counteracting Force on Campus The Appeal of Cults Reunion, American Style The Consequences of Coalitions Children of the Organization Men Thwarting the Bullies FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About the Group ExperiencePART IV. Institutions INTRODUCTION Who's Minding the Kids? Let the System Do It! Americans Are Moving to the Margins of Society Dirty Work FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About InstitutionsPART V. Deviance INTRODUCTION Fat Chance in a Slim World You Must Get Ill First; Then You Recover Is the Death Penalty Only a Vehicle for Revenge? Animal Cruelty and Human Violence (with Arnold Arluke) America's Youngsters Are Responsible for Church Burnings Keeping Children Safe from Sex Crimes FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About DeviancePART VI. Social Inequality INTRODUCTION The Economic Escalator An Apple Pie and an Open Mind Profiling Terrorists (with Deborah Ramirez) Gender Inequality Across Cultures Give Us Still Your Masses The Stigma of Aging FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social InequalityPART VII. Social Change INTRODUCTION The Boomerang Effect in Planning Social Change Fads Keeping an Eye and a Camera on College Students Riding the Rumor Mill Highway to Hell? Enquiring Times Terror American Style FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social ChangeINTO THE FUTUREReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Jack Levin.

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