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Sociological Snapshots 5
Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life

Fifth Edition
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© 2008 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Sociological Snapshots 5 is designed to help students understand and appreciate the sociological perspective. In a simple and entertaining style, this book links everyday experiences to foundational concepts and concerns and helps them analyse data about social reality.

The book serves as a springboard to more abstract thinking about society and will encourage student interest in learning more about the field of sociology through the use of short, informal essays.

 
THE SOCIOLOGICAL EYE
Just How Powerful Is a Role?  
Better Late Than Never  
Heartburn and Modern Times  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Structure  
 
PART I. Culture
INTRODUCTION  
The Immaculate Americans  
Baby Boomers  
The Demise of Bystander Apathy  
Elevator Culture  
Making Monsters into Celebrities (with James Alan Fox)  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Culture  
 
PART II. Socialization
INTRODUCTION  
Can Hate Be Healed? (with Arnold Arluke)  
Teaching Students They Are Not at the Center  
Confessions of a Soap Opera Addict  
Violence in City Schools (with Heather Beth Johnson)  
Sticks and Stones May Break . . .  
Adult Socialization Can Be Murder  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Socialization  
 
PART III. The Group Experience
INTRODUCTION  
College Fraternities: A Counteracting Force on Campus  
The Appeal of Cults  
Reunion, American Style  
The Consequences of Coalitions  
Children of the Organization Men  
Thwarting the Bullies  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About the Group Experience  
 
PART IV. Institutions
INTRODUCTION  
Who’s Minding the Kids?  
Let the System Do It!  
Americans Are Moving to the Margins of Society  
Dirty Work  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Institutions  
 
PART V. Deviance
INTRODUCTION  
Fat Chance in a Slim World  
You Must Get Ill First; Then You Recover  
Is the Death Penalty Only a Vehicle for Revenge?  
Animal Cruelty and Human Violence (with Arnold Arluke)  
America’s Youngsters Are Responsible for Church Burnings  
Keeping Children Safe from Sex Crimes  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Deviance  
 
PART VI. Social Inequality
INTRODUCTION  
The Economic Escalator  
An Apple Pie and an Open Mind  
Profiling Terrorists (with Deborah Ramirez)  
Gender Inequality Across Cultures  
Give Us Still Your Masses  
The Stigma of Aging  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Inequality  
 
PART VII. Social Change
INTRODUCTION  
The Boomerang Effect in Planning Social Change  
Fads  
Keeping an Eye and a Camera on College Students  
Riding the Rumor Mill  
Highway to Hell?  
Enquiring Times  
Terror American Style  
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading  
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Change  
 
INTO THE FUTURE
 
References
 
Index

useful contexts but a heavy USA bias, which might be misleading to UK students

Mr Mark Burns
Uniform Public Services, Loughborough College
December 4, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Part 1 - Culture

Part 3 - The Group Experience

Part 5 - Deviance


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