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Sociology Re-Wired


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This innovative series is for all readers interested in books that provide frameworks for making sense of the complexities of contemporary social life.  Each book in this series uses a sociological lens to provide current critical and analytical perspectives on significant social issues, patterns and trends. The series consists of books that integrate the best ideas in sociological thought with an aim toward public education and engagement.  These books are designed for use in the classroom as well as for scholars and socially curious general readers.

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All Media Are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media

All Media Are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrew M. Lindner, Stephen R. Barnard
April 10, 2020

From TV to smartphone apps to movies to newspapers, mass media are nearly omnipresent in contemporary life and act as a powerful social institution. In this introduction to media sociology, Lindner and Barnard encourage readers to think critically about the power of big media companies, state-media...

The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre

The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon
March 27, 2020

The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre presents the first book-length study of "Chitlin Circuit" theatre, the most popular and controversial form of black theatre to exist outside the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. Through historical and...

The New Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

The New Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Marcus A. Hunter
July 24, 2018

The New Black Sociologists follows in the footsteps of 1974’s pioneering text Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, by tracing the organization of its forbearer in key thematic ways. This new collection of essays revisit the legacies of significant Black scholars including...

Caged Women: Incarceration, Representation, & Media

Caged Women: Incarceration, Representation, & Media

1st Edition

Shirley A. Jackson, Laurie L. Gordy
June 13, 2018

The Netflix series Orange is the New Black has drawn widespread attention to many of the dysfunctions of prisons and the impact prisons have on those who live and work behind the prison gates. This anthology deepens this public awareness through scholarship on the television program and by...

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Assisted Dying, Capital Punishment, and Torture

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Assisted Dying, Capital Punishment, and Torture

3rd Edition

Sheldon Ekland-Olson
October 26, 2017

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? looks at several of the most contentious issues in many societies. The book asks, whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time, and who makes those decisions? This book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which...

Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results

Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results

3rd Edition

Thomas J. Linneman
October 18, 2017

With a clear and engaging writing style and strong examples from the real world, this text covers current statistical techniques at an introductory level and emphasizes the clear presentation of results to a variety of audiences, making the course more useful to students and their careers....

Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships

Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships

1st Edition

Carrie Yodanis, Sean Lauer
September 19, 2016

In Getting Married, Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer examine the social rules and expectations that shape our most personal relationships. How do couples get together? How do people act when they’re married? What happens when they’re not? Public factors influence our private relationships. From...

Social Theory Re-Wired: New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Social Theory Re-Wired: New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

2nd Edition

Wesley Longhofer, Daniel Winchester
April 18, 2016

This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the...

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games

1st Edition

David Karen, Robert E. Washington
March 10, 2015

Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the...

Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

2nd Edition

Eve Shapiro
February 02, 2015

The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies...

Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World

Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World

1st Edition

Syed Ali, Doug Hartmann
January 22, 2015

Written in engaging and approachable prose, Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World covers the bulk of material a student needs to get a good sense of the empirical and theoretical trends in the field of migration studies, while being short enough that professors can easily...

Life and Death Decisions: The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies

Life and Death Decisions: The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies

2nd Edition

Sheldon Ekland-Olson
November 12, 2014

Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely...

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