Empirical Approaches to Sociology: A Collection of Classic and Contemporary Readings (5th Revised edition)

Empirical Approaches to Sociology: A Collection of Classic and Contemporary Readings (5th Revised edition)

By: Gregg Lee Carter (author)Paperback

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Empirical Approaches to Sociology is the only introductory level reader to offer a selection of major articles that are rich in research data, yet may be easily understood without advanced math skills. Using primary sources, the book gives readers a chance to see how research findings are interpreted and incorporated into sociological theory.

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About Author

Greg Lee Carter is a Professor of Sociology at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he is the long-time Chair of theDepartment of History & Social Sciences. He earned his B.A. in history and psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology at Columbia University. His writings on contemporary social issues have also appeared in more than a dozen academic journals; among them are the Forum for Applied Research & Public Policy, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Research in Urban Economics, Sociological Focus, Sociological Forum, Sociology Inquiry, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Viewpoints, and The Sociological Quarterly. He is the recipient of the Bryant University "Distinguished Research & Publication Award" and "Excellence in Teaching Award"; the New England Sociological Association's "Sociologist of the Year Award"; and the American Sociological Association's "Outstanding Contributions to Instruction Award" (Sociology and Computers Section). He is former President of the New England Sociological Association and has been an associate editor of Teaching Sociology. He has authored or edited 21 books, including: Analyzing Contemporary Social Issues (Allyn & Bacon, 1996, 2001), Empirical Approaches to Sociology (Macmillan, 1994; Allyn & Bacon, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009), Doing Sociology with Student Chip: Data Happy! (Allyn & Bacon, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009), Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, 2006), Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law (ABC-CLIO, 2002), How to Manage Conflict in the Organization (American Management Association, 1994; Revised Edition, 2005), Learning Research Methods with SPSS (Harcourt Brace, 2001), Perspectives on Current Social Problems (Allyn & Bacon, 1997), The Gun Control Movement (Twayne Publishers, 1997), and Working Women in America: Split Dreams (with Sharlene Hesse-Biber [Oxford University Press, 2000, 2005]). His long-time passion is scuba diving. He especially likes the travel, photography, spearfishing, and adventure that are associated with this sport. He has his Master Scuba Diver certification and averages about 60 dives per year.

Contents

IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part 1: The Problem Of Social Order Part 2: Issues in Sociological Research Part 3: Cultural Explanations of Human Behavior Part 4: Society Part 5: Socialization Part 6: Groups Part 7: Interaction Part 8: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control Part 9: Inequality Part 10: Race and Ethnicity Part 11: Gender Part 12: Social Change and Social Conflict COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: * Denotes new readings Preface About the Editor A Primer on Critical Reading, by Gregg Lee Carter A Primer on Reading and Thinking Critically About Social Problems, by Louis E. Anderson Part 1: The Problem Of Social Order Classic 1. Social Order And Control Via Close Social Ties: The Example Of Suicide, by Emile Durkheim 2. Social Order And Control Via Force: The Example Of The Expropriation Of The English Agricultural Population From The Land, by Karl Marx Contemporary *3. Replicating Suicide in America: Durkheim's 1897 Theory, by K. D. Breault, Lynn Hampton, and Dustin Brown *4. Diversity Fosts Social Isolation, by Robert D. Putnam Part 2: Issues in Sociological Research Classic 5. Attitude Vs. Actions: The Pitfalls Of Quantitative "Survey" Research, by Richard T. LaPiere 6. The Mental Hospital from the Patient's Point Of View: The Pitfalls of Participant-Observation Research, by Raymond M. Weinstein Contemporary 7. The Idea of Contextual Effects, by Gregg Lee Carter Part 3: Cultural Explanations of Human Behavior Classic 8. Ethnocentrism, by William Graham Sumner 9. India's Sacred Cow, by Marvin Harris Contemporary *10. Reducing Ethnocentrism through Intergroup Contact: Summarizing Results From a Meta-analystic Review, by Linda R. Tropp and Thomas F. Pettigrew Part 4: Society Classic 11. The Small-World Problem: The Myth of Mass Society, by Stanley Milgram Contemporary *12. The Small World Problem Revisited, by Judith S. Kleinfeld *13. HIV/AIDS as a Societal Problem: The Fourth Decade, by Joseph J. Lengermann and Roberta B. Hollander *14. The Restructuring of the Health Care System and Its Broad Implications for the United States, by Sam Mirmirani Part 5: Socialization Classic 15. Social Class and Parental Values Emphasized in Childrearing, by Melvin L. Kohn Contemporary *16. Social Class and Childrearing, by Annette Lareau Part 6: Groups Classic 17. Opinions and Group Pressure, by Solomon E. Asch 18. Social Support as a Moderator Of Life Stress, by Sidney Cobb Contemporary *19. Social Groups and Psychological Distress, by John Mirowsky and Catherine E. Ross 20. Single-Parent Families, Blended Families, and the Academic Achievement of Adolescents, by Michael J. Fraleigh Part 7: Interaction Classic 21. Obedience to Authority, by Stanley Milgram 22. Interaction: The Work Women Do, by Pamela M. Fishman Contemporary *23. The Milgram Paradign after 35 Years: Some Things We Now Know About Obedience to Authority, by Thomas Blass *24. The Strength of Internet Ties, by Jeffrey Boase, John B. Horrigan, Barry Wellman, and Lee Rainie *25. Sex, Power, and Communication, by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch and Anita L. Herold Part 8: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control Classic 26. Control Theory and Juvenile Delinquency, by Travis Hirschi 27. On Being Sane In Insane Places, by D. L. Rosenhan Contemporary 28. Trajectories of Change in Criminal Offending: Good Marriages and the Resistance Process, by John H. Laub, Daniel S. Nagin, and Robert J. Sampson *29. Understanding Why Crime Rates Fall: The Example of the 1990s, by Steven D. Levitt Part 9: Inequality Classic 30. Up and Down Opportunity's Ladder, by James Davis Contemporary *31. Does Education Really Make You Smarter?, by Norman H. Nie and Saar D. Golde 32. Social Class and Voting in the United States: A Historical and Cross-national Analysis, by Leonard Beeghley Part 10: Race and Ethnicity Classic 33. Black Ghettoization and Social Mobility, by Norman Fainstein Contemporary *34. When Whites Flock Together: The Social Psychology of White Habitus, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Carla Goar, and David G. Embrick Part 11: Gender Classic 35. Gender Roles and Identification: A Product of Socialization and Genetics, by John Money and Anke A. Ehrhardt Contemporary 36. Socialization and the Production of Gender Inequality: The Influences of Family, School, Peers, and the Media, by Gregg Lee Carter and Sharlene Hesse-Biber Part 12: Social Change and Social Conflict Classic 37. The Success of the Unruly, by William A. Gamson *38. Experiments in Group Conflict, by Muzafer Sherif Contemporary 39. A Cross-Cultural Theory of Political Conflict and Violence, by Marc Howard Ross *40. The Social Logic of Suicide Terrorism: Occupational and Religious Roots, by Robert A. Pape INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780205628094
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780205628094
  • weight: 1070
  • ISBN10: 0205628095
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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