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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Sixth Edition
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408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This new Brief Sixth Edition of David Newman’s text is the streamlined version of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life with the same goal: to be a textbook that, in the author’s words, "reads like a real book." 

Newman shows how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar”—to step back and see organization and predictability in our taken-for-granted personal experiences. He uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction” to help us understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of ourselves; rather, it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals. Instead of surveying every subfield in sociology, this text focuses on the structural features of society, the social construction of the self and identity, and social inequality in the context of social institutions.

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Preface to the Sixth Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I: THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
 
1. Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Sociology and the Individual

 
The Insights of Sociology

 
The Sociological Imagination

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
2. Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
How Individuals Structure Society

 
Social Influence: The Impact of Other People in Our Everyday Lives

 
Societal Influence: The Effect of Social Structure on Our Everyday Lives

 
Three Perspectives on Social Order

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART II: THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
 
3. Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Understanding the Social Construction of Reality

 
Laying the Foundation: The Bases of Reality

 
Building the Walls: Conflict, Power, and Social Institutions

 
Appreciating the Contributions of Sociological Research

 
The Trustworthiness of Social Research

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
4. Building Order: Culture and History
Dimensions of Culture

 
Cultural Expectations and Social Order

 
Cultural Variation and Everyday Experience

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
5. Building Identity: Socialization
Genes, Social Structure, and the Construction of Human Beings

 
Socialization: Becoming You

 
Socialization and Stratification: Growing Up With Inequality

 
Institutions and Socialization

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
6. Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Forming Impressions of Others

 
Managing Impressions

 
Mismanaging Impressions: Spoiled Identities

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
7. Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Life With Others

 
Social Diversity and Intimate Choices

 
Family Life

 
Family and Social Structure

 
Family Challenges

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
8. Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Defining Deviance

 
Explaining Deviant Behavior

 
Linking Power, Deviance, and Social Control

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART III: SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
 
9. The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
Social Structure and Everyday Life

 
Social Dilemmas: Individual Interests and Structural Needs

 
The Structure of Formal Organizations

 
Organizations and Institutions

 
Globalization and Social Institutions

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
10. The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Stratification Systems

 
Sociological Perspectives on Stratification

 
Class Inequality in the United States

 
Global Development and Inequality

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
11. The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity: More Than Just Biology

 
Histories of Oppression and Inequality

 
Racial and Ethnic Relations

 
Global Perspectives on Racism

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
12. The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Sexism at the Personal Level

 
The Ideology of Sexism: Biology as Destiny

 
Institutions and Gender Inequality

 
The Global Devaluation of Women

 
Conclusion

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
13. Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
The Influence of Birth Cohorts

 
Demographic Dynamics

 
Population Trends in the United States

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
 
14. Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
Social Change

 
Social Movements

 
The Sociological Imagination Revisited

 
Conclusion and Farewell

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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