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SOCIOLOGY

Discovering Sociology

Author: Jennifer Silva

$29.95 - SRP

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Table of Contents
  • SECTION 1: Awakening the Sociological Imagination
  • SECTION 2: In Search of Human Freedom and Fulfillment
  • SECTION 3: Science in Action
  • SECTION 4: Institutions and the Construction of the Social Self
  • SECTION 5: Deviance and Social Control
  • SECTION 6: Intimacy and Private Lives
  • SECTION 7: Inequality and Mobility in the US
  • SECTION 8: Sex and Gender
  • SECTION 9: Race and the Persistence of Racial Inequality
  • SECTION 10: Culture, Meaning, and Power
  • Closing Remarks

Discovering Sociology takes students on a journey from public institutions like work and higher education to the private sphere of intimate family life, paying particular attention to the ways in which social inequality (race, class, gender, and sexuality) is reproduced and challenged in each one.

Discovering Sociology has it all: an exceptional author with a fresh perspective, a richly interactive online approach from concept to release, and the service of a small, but innovative publisher with an impeccable record of instructor and student satisfaction. Suitable for online, traditional classrooms, or hybrid/blended environments.

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Jennifer M. Silva is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. Jen earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2010. From 2010-2012, she was a National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Her previous work has explored the transition to adulthood for working-class youth (American Sociological Review, 2012), gender negotiation in the military (Social Forces, 2008), and working-class parenting (Sociological Inquiry, 2010). Jen has written forThe New York Times “Great Divide” series,The Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon.com, and The Boston Review. Her recent book, Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty (Oxford, 2013) has received exceptionally high praise in academia and beyond.

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DISCOVERING SOCIOLOGY

ISBN:978-0-9911409-4-7