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The Engaged Sociologist
Connecting the Classroom to the Community

Sixth Edition


280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 
Preface: A Note From the Authors to the Students Reading This Book
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Among Sociology, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
The Two Core Commitments of Sociology  
The Sociological Imagination  
Sociology and the Critical Consumption of Information  
Sociology and Democracy  
Sociologist in Action: The Social Justice League at Bridgewater State University  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 2. Founders and Foundations of Sociology: Theory
Karl Marx  
Max Weber  
Émile Durkheim  
George Herbert Mead  
Jane Addams  
W. E. B. Du Bois  
Theory and Society  
Sociologist in Action: Brian J. Reed  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 3. How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Sociological Methods
The Three Questions  
The “Now What?” Question  
The “So What?” Question  
The “How Do You Know?” Question  
Objective Research  
Sociologist in Action: Joan Mandle  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 4. Creating Civic Engagement Versus Creating Apathy: Culture
Subcultures  
Countercultures  
Recognizing Cultural Patterns  
Civic Engagement on Campus  
Social Networking Sites and Civic Engagement  
A Growing Ideological Divide Between Republicans and Democrats  
Sociologist in Action: Amy Lubitow  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 5. Learning How to Act in Society: Socialization
The Looking-Glass Self  
The Generalized Other  
The Id, the Superego, and the Ego  
Primary Socializing Agents  
Sociologists in Action: Donna Yang, Christian Agurto, Michelle Benavides, Brianne Glogowski, Deziree Martinez, and Michele Van Hook  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 6. Deviant Behavior and Social Movements
Functionalism and Deviance  
Conflict Theory and Deviance  
Symbolic Interactionism and Deviance  
Deviance and Organizing for Change  
Organizing for Environmental Change  
Sociologist in Action: Ellis Jones  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 7. Big Money Doesn’t Always Win: Stratification and Social Class
Theories of Social Stratification  
Social Class  
Social Class and Political Representation  
The Power of Organized People  
Sociologist in Action: Frances Fox Piven  
Sociologist in Action: Adrian Chevraux-Fitzhugh  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 8. What Does a “Typical American” Look Like Today? Race and Ethnicity
Immigration and Race/Ethnicity  
The Social Construction of Race  
The Color-Blind Ideology  
Racism Is a Global Issue  
Sociologist in Action: Michael Cermak  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 9. Sex, Gender, and Power
The Social Construction of Gender  
Gender Socialization and Sex Roles  
Gender Roles  
Gender Roles and Power  
Social Inequalities  
Political Inequalities  
Economic Inequalities  
Sociologist in Action: Melissa Sheridan Embser-Herbert  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 10. Social Institutions: Family and Economy
The Family  
The Economic System  
Sociologist in Action: Alan Ashbaugh  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 11. Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion
Educational Institutions  
Government  
Religious Institutions  
The Relationships Among Educational, Governmental, and Religious Institutions  
Sociologist in Action: Tim Woods  
Discussion Questions  
Suggestions for Specific Actions  
 
Chapter 12. The Engaged Sociologist in Action
Step 1: Research Preparation  
Step 2: Obtain Your Data  
Step 3: Do Something About It  
Sociologist in Action: You!  
Conclusion  
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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