Celebrity Culture by Noah Berlatsky (Editor)Essayist Landon Y. Jones reports that there are too many celebrities and not enough heroes, while essayist David Cox states that celebrity culture is natural and beneficial to society. Several other essays debate issues across four chapters for readers. They will evaluate whether celebrity culture is harmful, whether it is beneficial, how it impacts particular groups, and whether or not it is changing and how. Give your readers a balanced view of the many issues relating to our celebrity-laden culture.
Call Number: HM621 .C45 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-18
Deported : Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism by Tanya Maria Golash-BozaWinner, 2016 Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association Latino/a Section The intimate stories of 147 deportees that exposes the racialized and gendered dimensions of mass deportations in the U.S. The United States currently is deporting more people than ever before: 4 million people have been deported since 1997 -twice as many as all people deported prior to 1996. There is a disturbing pattern in the population deported: 97% of deportees are sent to Latin America or the Caribbean, and 88%...
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-12-11
Encyclopedia of Social Problems by Vincent N. Parrillo (Editor)From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level. The goal of the Encyclopedia of Social Problems is to provide a premier reference tool...
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Publication Date: 2008-05-22
Family Separation and the U. S. -Mexico Border Crisis by Laurie Collier HillstromThis volume provides an authoritative, evenhanded overview of the Trump administration's family separation and child detention policies at the U.S.-Mexico border--and the impact of those policies and actions on children, their parents, border security, and U.S. politics. The 21st Century Turning Points series is a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today. Each volume provides readers with a clear, authoritative, and unbiased understanding of a single issue or event that is driving national debate about our...
Call Number: JV6483 .H555 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-23
Key Concepts in Sociology by Peter H. Braham"A glossary of key concepts was just the sort of thing I needed when I was a sociology student. Peter Braham has written a lively, comprehensive guide to the most important concepts in our discipline. It will become an essential student resource."- David Silverman, Goldsmith′s and King′s College, University of London"A triumphant tour de force... will be a useful, even essential tool for students and faculty. It is actually fascinating reading even for non-sociologists since these ideas impact all of us all the time."- Anthony Synnott, Concordia University in...
Call Number: HM585 .B73 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-17
Key Sociological Thinkers by Rob Stones (Editor); Robert Holton (Contribution by); Jason Hughes (Contribution by); Karin...The third edition of this popular and established core textbook provides an invaluable guide to 24 of the most influential thinkers in Sociology. Written by leading academics in the field, Key Sociological Thinkers provides a clear and contextualised introduction to classical and contemporary theory. Each chapter offers an insightful assessment of a different theorist, exploring their lives, works and legacies, and in a much-valued 'Seeing Things Differently' section authors demonstrate how each thinker's ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of...
Call Number: HM51 .K43 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-02
Life and death decisions: the quest for morality and justice in human societies by Sheldon Ekland-OlsonIssues 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 popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The author's goal is not to advocate...
Call Number: BD431 .E427 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-12
Principles of Sociology by Salem Press Editors (Editor)More than 100 insightful and thought-provoking essays are arranged in the following major categories: Day to Day Social Interactions; Family & Relationships; Socialization; Social Change; and Aging & Elderly Issues. Each essay includes a number of sections designed to assist the researcher, including: Abstract; Overview; Further Insights; Issues; Terms & Concepts; Bibliography; and Further Reading.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2018-10-01
Race after technology: abolitionist tools for the new Jim code by Ruha BenjaminFrom everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity. Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to the racism of a previous era. Presenting the concept of the "New Jim Code," she shows how a range of...
Call Number: HN90 .I56 B46 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-29
The revolution that wasn't: how digital activism favors conservatives by Jen SchradieThis surprising study of online political mobilization shows that money and organizational sophistication influence politics online as much as off, and casts doubt on the democratizing power of digital activism. The internet has been hailed as a leveling force that is reshaping activism. From the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, digital activism seemed cheap, fast, and open to all. Now this celebratory narrative finds itself competing with an increasingly sinister story as platforms like Facebook and Twitter "once the darlings of...
Call Number: HN79 .N8 I567 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-13
Secularization and Its Discontents by Rob WarnerSecularization and Its Discontents provides an illuminating overview of major current debates in the sociology of religion, exploring changing patterns of religious practice in the West during the past 150 years. Examining classical secularization theory as well as modified versions that allow for difference between national and social contexts, Rob Warner also explores the proposed post-secularization paradigm, as well as its close offshoot, rational choice theory. Possibilities for a spiritual revolution and the feminisation of religion are...
Call Number: BL60 .W365 2010
Publication Date: 2010-12-23
The Sociology Book by Mitchell Hobbs; Sarah TomleyExploring more than 80 of the big ideas and key theories in the field of sociology in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with each other. The Sociology Book offers a deep dive into a range of societal issues, ranging from government and gender identity to inequalities, globalization, and even the "Disneyfication" of today's world. New globalizing forces make our...
Call Number: HM585 .S61584 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
The Sociology of Gender by Laura Kramer; Ann BeutelAn ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Fourth Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary U.S., Laura Kramer and new coauthor Ann Beutel integrate history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-,...
Call Number: HQ1075.5 .U6 K73 2015
Publication Date: 2014-01-20
War and Society by Miguel A. Centeno; Elaine EnriquezWar is a paradox. On the one hand, it destroys bodies and destroys communities. On the other hand, it is responsible for some of the strongest human bonds and has been the genesis of many of our most fundamental institutions. War and Society addresses these paradoxes while providing a sociological exploration of this enigmatic phenomenon which has played a central role in human history, wielded an incredible power over human lives, and commanded intellectual questioning for countless generations. The authors offer an analytical account...
Though gun violence is a global issue, the risk of firearm death is substantially higher in the United States than in other high-income nations. Guns are deeply rooted within American culture; however, different subcultures exist along the urban-rural divide. Such differences between urban and rural communities related to gun culture have been dubbed "firearm localism." We investigated firearm localism in a state that has the highest proportion of firearm-related domestic violence homicide and a large rural area representing a subgroup of rural culture: Appalachia.
Specifically, key professionals reported issues related to domestic violence gun control in their communities. We conducted phone and in-person surveys with a sample of community professionals (N = 133) working in victim services and the justice system in urban and Appalachian communities. Despite evidence of a strong gun culture in the rural communities, both urban and rural professionals estimated that about two-thirds of their community would support restricting abusers' firearm access. Additionally, rural professionals were more likely to show concern for abusers' Second Amendment rights when discussing unintended negative consequences of gun confiscation; urban professionals were more likely to point out that gun confiscation can provide a false sense of security for victims. Policy implications are discussed.
American Sociological Review (ASR), the ASA's flagship journal, was founded in 1936 with the mission to publish original works of interest to the discipline of sociology in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. Peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, all areas of sociology are welcome, with emphasis on exceptional quality and general interest.
The American Sociologist publishes papers, comments, and other writings on topics of professional and disciplinary concern to sociologists. The contents examine intellectual, practical, and ethical issues affecting the work, careers, and perspectives of sociologists. In addition, the journal encourages research and reporting on ways in which sociological knowledge and skill relate to issues of broad public concern, past, present, and future.
Topics in The American Sociologist include the uses of sociology in academic and nonacademic settings; training, placement, and career paths of sociologists; structural and ideological dimensions affecting the development of new perspectives in the discipline; the ethics of research, teaching, and practice; the application of sociological knowledge and methods in practical problems; the historical and interdisciplinary roots of sociological knowledge; and the contributions of sociologists to professional and public issues.
The Canadian Journal of Sociology publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research articles and innovative theoretical essays by social scientists from around the world, providing insight into the issues facing Canadian society as well as social and cultural systems in other countries. The journal also features a lively debate/commentary section encouraging the intensive exchange of ideas, along with regular sections such as "Notes on Society" that address topical issues of the day from a social science point of view and "Notes on the Discipline" designed to discuss a variety of issues encountered in the course of the sociological analysis of modern society.
Sociology, flagship journal of the British Sociological Association, publishes peer-reviewed articles advancing theoretical understanding and reporting empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. Sociology encourages submissions using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Featuring a dynamic design and a wealth of features, Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. The Issue and Article pages make it simple to see all of the available content in one place; thousands of editorials and opinions from renowned newspaper sources via NewsEdge keep researchers on top of trending topics; and our enhanced navigation and search results and improved organization and taxonomy give users an intuitive and user-friendly research experience. Updated weekly, with an extensive backfile, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth...
articles—each presenting both sides of an issue clearly, coherently, and without bias—made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today’s most important and timely issues makes the database an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
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Introducing the idea of varying perspectives in sociology, this program discusses the functionalist perspective, explaining manifest and latent function. It discusses the conflict perspective with a look at Marx, feminism, and the work of DuBous. The program also considers the interactionist perspective of Weber, Mead, and Cooley.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables...