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Sociological Snapshots 5
Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life

Fifth Edition
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July 2008 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
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

useful contexts but a heavy USA bias, which might be misleading to UK students

Mr Mark Burns
Uniform Public Services, Loughborough College
December 4, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Part 1 - Culture

Part 3 - The Group Experience

Part 5 - Deviance


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