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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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Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World

Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World

2nd Edition

Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl L Radeloff
August 05, 2014

Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response...

Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Tammy L. Anderson
January 28, 2014

In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she...

Religion in Today's World: Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives

Religion in Today's World: Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives

1st Edition

Melissa M. Wilcox
December 06, 2013

Religion is a major force in contemporary society. It is also one of the least understood social and political influences on individuals and communities. In this innovative collection of original essays and classic readings, experts explore the significance of contemporary religiosity: as a source...

Surviving Dictatorship: A Work of Visual Sociology

Surviving Dictatorship: A Work of Visual Sociology

1st Edition

Jacqueline Adams
March 07, 2012

Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture: A Sociology of the Senses

The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture: A Sociology of the Senses

1st Edition

Phillip Vannini, Dennis Waskul, Simon Gottschalk
August 08, 2011

The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture is the definitive guide to the sociological and anthropological study of the senses. Vannini, Waskul, and Gottschalk provide a comprehensive map of the social and cultural significance of the senses that is woven in a thorough analytical review of classical,...

Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

1st Edition

Kerry O. Ferris, Scott R. Harris
December 20, 2010

The sociology of fame and celebrity is at the cutting edge of current scholarship in a number of different areas of study. Stargazing highlights the interactional dynamics of celebrity and fame in contemporary society, including the thoughts and feelings of stars on the red carpet, the thrills and...

Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do

Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do

1st Edition

Sarah Fenstermaker, Nikki Jones
November 08, 2010

Published social science rarely gives real attention to the actual doing of research, making the process appear magical, or at least self-evident and simple. This book is intended to right the balance by illuminating the craft and the choices made as the research process unfolds for the sociologist...

Surviving the Holocaust: A Life Course Perspective

Surviving the Holocaust: A Life Course Perspective

1st Edition

Ronald Berger
July 06, 2010

Surviving the Holocaust is a compelling sociological account of two brothers who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.  One brother, the author’s father, endured several concentration camps, including the infamous camp at Auschwitz, as well as a horrific winter death march; while the...

The Internet and Social Inequalities

The Internet and Social Inequalities

1st Edition

James C. Witte, Susan E. Mannon
December 21, 2009

Ideal for use as a core or secondary text in lower division social inequalities or social problems courses, this book explains how the changing nature and uses of the Internet not only mirror today’s social inequalities, but also are at the heart of how stratification is now taking place.  A...

The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland

The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland

1st Edition

Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, Kathryn Hausbeck
December 15, 2009

The State of Sex is a study of Nevada’s brothels that situates the nation's only legal brothel industry in the political economy of contemporary tourism. Nevada is part of the "new American heartland," as its pastimes, people, and politics have become more central to the nation. The rise of a...

Watching TV Is Not Required: Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking

Watching TV Is Not Required: Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking

1st Edition

Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson
October 21, 2009

This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social...

Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations

Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations

1st Edition

Douglas A. Brownridge
January 15, 2009

Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping...

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