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Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology, 6th Edition
by:Susan J. Ferguson
An expert in her field, Susan J. Ferguson presents college and university students with her market-leading textbook Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology, ISBN 9780073528212. Students will appreciate the presentation of the wide-ranging influences and perspectives found within the realm of sociology in this resource. The incorporation of...
An expert in her field, Susan J. Ferguson presents college and university students with her market-leading textbook Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology, ISBN 9780073528212. Students will appreciate the presentation of the wide-ranging influences and perspectives found within the realm of sociology in this resource. The incorporation of issues surrounding diversity guide readers to examine the connections between race, social class, and gender, as well as the way in which they have molded the experiences of all societal stakeholders. This all-inclusive collection of almost 60 reading selections crosses the lines of times with the inclusion of both traditional works as well as the most modern and renowned authors of our current time. Susan J. Ferguson succinctly organizes the selections within Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology across eight sections. Section I presents readers with selections demonstrating 'The Sociological Perspective.' Writings from such renowned authors as C. Wright Mills, Mary Romero, and Mitchell Duneier are included in this section. Section II includes selections dealing with 'Culture' and offers works by such writers as Barry Glassner, Yen Le Espiritu, and Haunani-Kay Trask. 'Socialization' is the focus of section III with selections from authors the likes of Judith Lorber, Robert Granfield, and Gwynne Dyer. Section IV takes a look at 'Groups and Social Structure' with reading selections taken from such writers as Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Christine L. Williams, and Mark Colvin. Section V presents readers with selections revolving around 'Deviance, Crime, and Social Control.' These selections come from the likes of David L. Rosenhan, Phillipe Bourgois, and Joan Z. Spade. 'Social Inequality' is the topic of choice in section VI with selections from Thomas M. Shapiro, Barbara Risman, and Betsy Lucal. Section VII investigates 'Social Institutions' with supporting writings from Charles Derber, Todd Gitlin, Karl Marx, and Robin Leidner. Finally this book is concluded in section VIII with the inclusion of writings from the renowned authors George Ritzer, Jeremy Brecher, and Allan G. Johnson.
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