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Sociology
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Fourteenth Edition

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Sociology (General)

August 2022 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the Fourteenth Edition of 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 take-for-granted personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively 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, this text 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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Preface to the 14th Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I • THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 1 • Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
 
Chapter 2 • Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
 
PART II • THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 3 • Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
 
Chapter 4 • Building Order: Culture and History
 
Chapter 5 • Building Identity: Socialization
 
Chapter 6 • Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
 
Chapter 7 • Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
 
Chapter 8 • Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
 
PART III • SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
 
Chapter 9 • The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
 
Chapter 10 • The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
 
Chapter 11 • The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 12 • The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
 
Chapter 13 • Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
 
Chapter 14 • Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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