Sociological Snapshots 5: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life (5th Revised edition)

Sociological Snapshots 5: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life (5th Revised edition)

By: Jack Levin (editor)Paperback

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Sociological Snapshots 5 is designed to help students understand and appreciate the sociological perspective. In a simple and entertaining style, this book links everyday experiences to foundational concepts and concerns and helps them analyse data about social reality. The book serves as a springboard to more abstract thinking about society and will encourage student interest in learning more about the field of sociology through the use of short, informal essays.

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About Author

Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict and teaches the sociology of violence and hate. He has authored or co-authored 31 books, including Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers-Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. He has published more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and more than 150 columns in major newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Sunday London Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Crime and Delinquency from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). Levin has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the National Organization of Hostage Negotiators, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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 Structure PART 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 Culture PART 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 Socialization PART 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 Experience PART 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 Institutions PART 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 Deviance PART 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 Inequality PART 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 Change INTO THE FUTURE References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412956499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412956499
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1412956498
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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