You May Ask Yourself

Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393674187
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The bestselling "untextbook" gets students thinking like sociologists

You May Ask Yourself

Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393614282
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The "untextbook" that teaches students to think like sociologists.

You May Ask Yourself

Author: Dalton Conley
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Revised edition of the author's You may ask yourself, [2015]

You May Ask Yourself 4e Umbc Version

Author: Dalton Conley
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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. "

Parentology

Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476712670
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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.

Mapping The Social Landscape

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506368283
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Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

The Sociological Imagination

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195133730
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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.

Readings For Sociology

Author: Garth Massey
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393938845
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The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

Critical Sociology

Author: Steven M. Buechler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317264967
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Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated, and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society. Much has happened since the first edition: the Great Recession, the Obama presidency, the burgeoning role of social media, and recent global social movements such the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Arab Spring. In this second edition, Buechler discusses the changing relationship between social movements and democracy. The book contains chapters on how to think sociologically; an overview of scientific, humanistic, and critical schools of sociology; and a detailed exposition of the critical tradition.