You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393614282

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393615821

Category: Sociology

Page: 483

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You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393602388

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Revised edition of the author's You may ask yourself, [2015]

Honky

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375727752

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Readings for Sociology

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Author: Garth Massey

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938845

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

The Genome Factor

What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future

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Author: Dalton Conley,Jason Fletcher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883245

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever before. The Genome Factor describes the latest astonishing discoveries being made at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect. The Genome Factor reveals that there are real genetic differences by racial ancestry—but ones that don't conform to what we call black, white, or Latino. Genes explain a significant share of who gets ahead in society and who does not, but instead of giving rise to a genotocracy, genes often act as engines of mobility that counter social disadvantage. An increasing number of us are marrying partners with similar education levels as ourselves, but genetically speaking, humans are mixing it up more than ever before with respect to mating and reproduction. These are just a few of the many findings presented in this illuminating and entertaining book, which also tackles controversial topics such as genetically personalized education and the future of reproduction in a world where more and more of us are taking advantage of cheap genotyping services like 23andMe to find out what our genes may hold in store for ourselves and our children. The Genome Factor shows how genomics is transforming the social sciences—and how social scientists are integrating both nature and nurture into a unified, comprehensive understanding of human behavior at both the individual and society-wide levels.

The Contexts Reader

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Author: Syed Ali,Philip N. Cohen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393639650

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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An updated collection of the best articles from the award-winning magazine

You May Ask Yourself 4e Umbc Version

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781324001003

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You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the big ideas of the discipline and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. This non-textbook strategy explains complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the textbook, and offers the largest collection of instructor resources for a book in its price range. "

You May Ask Yourself, An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497033071

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Facts101 is your complete guide to You May Ask Yourself, An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Everyday Sociology Reader

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Author: Karen Sternheimer

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393934298

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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A lively mix of traditional readings, blog posts, and activities to help students connect sociology to their own lives.

Parentology

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712670

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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An award-winning scientist offers his unorthodox approach to childrearing: “Parentology is brilliant, jaw-droppingly funny, and full of wisdom…bound to change your thinking about parenting and its conventions” (Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother). If you’re like many parents, you might ask family and friends for advice when faced with important choices about how to raise your kids. You might turn to parenting books or simply rely on timeworn religious or cultural traditions. But when Dalton Conley, a dual-doctorate scientist and full-blown nerd, needed childrearing advice, he turned to scientific research to make the big decisions. In Parentology, Conley hilariously reports the results of those experiments, from bribing his kids to do math (since studies show conditional cash transfers improved educational and health outcomes for kids) to teaching them impulse control by giving them weird names (because evidence shows kids with unique names learn not to react when their peers tease them) to getting a vasectomy (because fewer kids in a family mean smarter kids). Conley encourages parents to draw on the latest data to rear children, if only because that level of engagement with kids will produce solid and happy ones. Ultimately these experiments are very loving, and the outcomes are redemptive—even when Conley’s sassy kids show him the limits of his profession. Parentology teaches you everything you need to know about the latest literature on parenting—with lessons that go down easy. You’ll be laughing and learning at the same time.

Population and Society

An Introduction to Demography

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Author: Dudley L. Poston, Jr,Leon F. Bouvier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316883175

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This comprehensive yet accessible textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking their first course in demography. Clearly explaining technical demographic issues without using extensive mathematics, Population and Society is sociologically oriented, but incorporates a variety of social sciences in its approach, including economics, political science, geography, and history. It highlights the significant impact of decision-making at the individual level - especially regarding fertility, but also mortality and migration - on population change. The text engages students by providing numerous examples of demography's practical applications in their lives, and demonstrates the extent of its relevance by examining a wide selection of data from the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This thoroughly revised edition includes four new chapters, covering topics such as race and sexuality, and encourages students to consider the broad implications of population growth and change for global challenges such as environmental degradation.

The Sociological Imagination

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Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195133730

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.

Stratification

Social Division and Inequality

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Author: Wendy Bottero

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281782

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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This book offers an exciting new perspective on differentiation and inequality, looking at how our most personal choices (of sexual partners, friends, consumption items and lifestyle) are influenced by hierarchy and social difference.

The Contexts Reader

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Author: Douglas Hartmann,Christopher Uggen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393912326

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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At head of title: American Sociological Association.

Being Black, Living in the Red

Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America

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Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520261305

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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"Being Black, Living in the Red is an important book. In Conley's persuasive analysis the locus of current racial inequality resides in class and property relations, not in the labor market. This carefully written and meticulous book not only provides a compelling explanation of the black-white wealth differential, it also represents the best contribution to the race-class debate in the past two decades."—William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor "In Being Black, Living in the Red, Dalton Conley has taken the discussion of race and inequality into important new territory. Even as income inequality is shrinking, Conley shows, the wealth gap endures. That gap, he argues lucidly, explains much of the persisting 'two societies' phenomenon—it contributes significantly to inequalities in education, work, even family structure. Those concerned about equity in America will find this book indispensable reading."—David Kirp, author of Our Town: Race, Housing, and the Soul of America "With methodological sophistication Dalton Conley's well written book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the precarious social and economic predicament that African Americans continue to experience."—Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, author of City Bound: Urban Life and Political Attitudes Among Chicano Youth "Picking up where Oliver and Shapiro (Black Wealth, White Wealth) left off, Conley details how and why facets of net worth cascade into long-term inequalities. All sides will be impressed with Conley's thorough scholarship and richly detailed analysis."—Troy Duster, co-editor of Cultural Perspectives on Biological Knowledge "Being Black, Living in the Red is the most convincing analysis yet of the importance of wealth for the life chances of African Americans. Thanks to Conley's stunning data and adroit theoretical discussions, social scientists and policymakers can no longer ignore wealth as they attempt to deal with the thorny issue of racial inequality. A must read!"—Melvin L. Oliver, author of Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

Tourism Management

An Introduction

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Author: Clare Inkson,Lynn Minnaert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152645064X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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An introductory text that gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect its success, and the management of its impact on destination economies, environments and communities. Now in a full colour design, the new edition features a clear focus on the issues affecting 21st century tourism, providing students with extensive coverage on the effects of globalisation and global conflict; sustainability and climate change; developments in digital technology and the rise of the sharing economy. International case-studies and snapshots (mini-case studies) are used throughout and have been taken from around the globe, including the US, China, Russia, Gambia, Bhutan, Cuba, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean, Canada and the UK, and from companies including TUI, Airbnb and Marriot. The accompanying Online Resources include PowerPoint slides and an Instructor's Manual for lecturers and additional case studies, useful video links, and web links for students. Suitable for students new to tourism studies.

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Steve Bruce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192555804

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's place in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world. In this new edition Steve Bruce discusses the continuing arguments for social egalitarianism, considering issues such as gay marriage, women in combat roles, and the 2010 Equality Act to debunk contemporary arguments against parity. As gender divisions are increasingly questioned he looks ahead to the likely consequences of this for society. Delving into the theory of sociology, Bruce also argues that the habit of dividing sociology into apparently competing 'sects' is misleading, and shows how a new understanding of the disciplinary background of many of the most famous theorists, which shows that much social theory is actually philosophy or literary theory, will prove useful to today's sociologists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Real World

An Introduction to Sociology

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Author: Kerry Ferris,Jill Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393639308

Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

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Society Explained

An Introduction to Sociology

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Author: Nathan Rousseau

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442207110

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Society Explained introduces students to key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book covers subjects ranging from the individual in society to marriage and family. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the sociological imagination.