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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

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February 2020 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David Newman shows students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar”—to step back and see organization and predictability in their personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the author’s goal from the first edition has been the same: to write a textbook that “reads like a real book.” Many adopters of this book are fans of Peter Berger's classic works, which helped introduce the idea of "social constructionism" to sociology. Newman uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction,” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals. 

Using vivid prose, current examples, and fresh data, the Thirteenth Edition presents a unique and thought-provoking overview of how society is constructed and experienced. Instead of surveying every subfield in sociology, the more streamlined coverage (14 chapters) focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures. 

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PART 1: The Individual and Society
 
Chapter 1: Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Sociology and the Individual

 
The Insights of Sociology

 
The Sociological Imagination

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 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 Perspective on Social Order

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART 2: The Construction of Self and Society
 
Chapter 3: Building Reality: The Social Constriction 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

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 4: Building Order: Culture and History
Dimensions of Culture

 
Culture Expectations and Social Order

 
Culture Variation and Everyday Experiences

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

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

 
Socialization: Becoming You

 
Growing Up With Inequality

 
Institutions and Socialization

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

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

 
Managing Impressions

 
Mismanaging Impressions: Spoiled Identities

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 7: Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family
Life With Others

 
Social Diversity and Intimate Choices

 
Family Life

 
Family and Social Structure

 
Family Challenges

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 8: Constructing Differences: Social Deviance
Defining Deviance

 
Explaining Deviant Behavior

 
Linking Power, Deviance and Social Control

 
Conclusion

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 
 
PART 3: Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday Life
 
Chapter 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

 
Your Turn

 
Chapter Highlights

 
Key Terms

 

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