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Annual Editions: Sociology

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Provides access to a range of articles from some of the respected magazines, newspapers, and journals. This book includes: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and, a brief overview for each section.


Annual Editions: Sociology, 11/12 Preface Correlation Guide Topic Guide Internet References UNIT 1: Culture Unit Overview Part A. American Culture and Cultural Change 1. Understanding American Worldview, J. LaVelle Ingram, Life in the USA, 2007 J. LaVelle Ingram created this article to explain to immigrants the peculiar worldview of the country they are adopting. It is contrasted with other worldviews and explains some important cultural differences between societies. 2. The Atrophy of Social Life, D. Stanley Eitzen, Society, September/October 2004 Social interaction "is the basic building block of intimate relationships, small groups, formal organizations, communities, and societies." Therefore, Stanley Eitzen is concerned about numerous social trends that he reports hinder or even eliminate social interaction, and that indicate a growing isolation as individuals become increasingly separated from their neighbors, their co-workers, and even their family members. 3. The Myth of the "Culture of Poverty," Paul Gorski, Educational Leadership, April 2008 The culture of poverty myth accuses the poor of having beliefs, values, and behaviors that prevent them from achieving. Thus their failure is their fault. This myth must be challenged. Most poor people do have the work ethic, value education, and other characteristics which contradict the culture of poverty myth. Opportunity structures play a big role in poverty. 4. Islam in America, Bobby Ghosh, Nation, August 30, 2010 America prides itself on its diversity but that is changing with respect to Muslims. Bobby Ghosh presents painful stories of intolerance and hatred against American Muslims, and reviews the arguments against Islam and some of the widely held erroneous beliefs that poisons feelings toward them. The article also sketches the history of intolerance in America. Part B. Value Issues 5. The Denial of Virtue, Amitai Etzioni, Society, 2008 Many economists and social commentators deny that people act virtuously. The infinite episodes of virtuous behavior are interpreted as rational, self interested behavior, or due to genetical wiring. Amitai Etzioni argues that moral values do affect human behavior, so life involves more than self interest, and that sociology is a valid social science. 6. Diversity within Unity: A New Approach to Immigrants and Minorities, The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials, edited by Amitai Etzioni, Andrew Volmert, and Elanit Rothschild, Rowan & Littlefield, 2004 This statement, signed by many communitarians, seeks to assuage the increasing fear of impacts of immigration. It favors diversity of cultures within unity on shared core values. 7. The Dubious Value of Value-Neutrality, Stephen H. Balch, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 16, 2006 Stephen Balch questions whether we should be value-neutral. Since all education serves many purposes besides imparting information, it can not be and should not be value-neutral. Universities should be open to all points of view, promote critical thinking, and favor views that are best supported by data and logical arguments. UNIT 2: Socialization and Social Control Unit Overview Part A. Influences on Personality and Behavior 8. Worth Every Penny, Jim Giles, New Scientist, November 24, 2007 Jim Giles proposes a very sensible idea that many consider radical. He proposes that people be rewarded for doing what is beneficial to society. He would pay people for doing good. Believe it or not, this is a revolutionary idea. 9. The New Sex Scorecard, Hara Estroff Marano, Psychology Today, July/August 2003 As everyone knows, men and women are different. Recent research has greatly increased our understanding of these differences and Hara Estroff Marano reviews these differences including mental, sexual, health, emotional, and psychological. Part B. Crime, Law Enforcement, and Social Control 10. Fighting Crime: An Economist's View, John J. Donohue, Milken Institute Review, First Quarter 2005 It is amazing what conclusions we would come to about crime and punishment if we used economic logic as John

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Titre: Annual Editions: Sociology
Code EAN: 9780078050732
ISBN: 978-0-07-805073-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Dushkin Pub
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 249
Poids: 476g
Taille: H272mm x B208mm x T13mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: 2011-2012.