Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134262191

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin, this practical text: is presented in an accessible A–Z format for maximum ease-of-use provides full cross-referencing and a further reading section for each entry, in order to allow the reader to broaden their understanding of the area includes biographical data for each of the figures covered. Presenting the key works and ideas of each sociologist featured, as well as providing some critical assessment of their work, this is an ideal reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this important field.
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A Study in Dynamics

Author: Oliver Cromwell Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976154143

Category: Race

Page: 306

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I welcome this new edition of Oliver Cromwell Coxs brilliant work. Published amid Cold War repression and postwar racist violence, it is as fresh and urgent as ever. It stands not only as one of the most incisive materialist analyses of race and racism but as a true classic in the sociology of race. ROBIN D.G. KELLEY, New York University This touchstone book is second only to Gunnar Myrdals American Dilemma as a classic in the field. WERNER SOLLORS, Harvard University
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African American Pioneers of Sociology

A Critical History

Author: Pierre Saint-Arnaud,Peter Feldstein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802094056

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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development of modern sociology." --Book Jacket.
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Shades of Difference

A History of Ethnicity in America

Author: Richard Rees

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568539

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original meaning and its revaluation when later appropriated by the discourse of Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s.
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Sociology and the Race Problem

The Failure of a Perspective

Author: James B. McKee

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252063282

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Why have sociologists failed to understand twentieth-century American race relations? James McKee finds answers in assumptions underlying sociology's perspective on race in American life and in the discipline's demeaning image of blacks. Tracing developments in the sociology of race relations from the 1920s to the 1960s, McKee maintains that sociologists assumed the United States would move unimpeded toward modernization and assimilation, aided by industrialization and urbanization. The fatal flaw in their perspective was the notion that blacks were culturally inferior, backward, and pre-modern, a people who had lost their own culture and couldn't grasp that of their new society. The major wave of black rebellion in the 1960s finally made it obvious that sociologists had been wrong.
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Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073125749

Category: Psychology

Page: 542

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Like its predecessors, the tenth edition of this text reflects Rick Schaefer's mission to bring readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches them how to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, distinctive social policy sections, examples of interest to students, and abundant learning aids and exercises, this text will help students develop a sociological imagination. An optional package combines Schaefer, Sociology, with PowerWeb , Tenth Edition and Reel Society Interactive Movie 2.0 CD-ROM at nominal extra cost. "The introductory sociology class provides the ideal laboratory in which to study our own society and those of our global neighbors. The distinctive emphasis on social policy found in this text shows students how to use the sociological imagination in examining such public policy issues as sexual harassment, the AIDS crisis, welfare reform, the death penalty, and privacy and censorship in an electronic age." – Richard T. Schaefer
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Theories of Race and Racism

A Reader

Author: Les Back,John Solomos

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415156721

Category: Social Science

Page: 646

View: 8168

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Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

Author: Victor M. Rios

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081477637X

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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The author discusses his background as a former gang member and juvenile delinquent in Oakland, California, during the 1980s and 1990s, details his efforts to study the lives of young men from his neighborhood after earning a PhD in sociology at Berkeley, and emphasizes the importance of understanding in order to develop solutions for young men who live in a culture of punishment.
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Sociology Matters

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073528113

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Richard Schaefer's Sociology Matters is a very concise introduction to the discipline of sociology. Its straightforward style, streamlined design, and highly focused coverage make it the perfect short, affordable, introductory text for instructors who use a variety of materials in their course. Sociology Matters helps students understand and connect to the topics it covers by answering the question "How does sociology matter?" "After more than 30 years of teaching sociology to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, an overseas program based in London, and even a maximum-security prison, I am firmly convinced that the discipline can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. Sociology can help students to better understand the workings of their own lives as well as of their society and other cultures." –Richard T. Schaefer
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White Out

The Continuing Significance of Racism

Author: Ashley W. Doane,Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136064664

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".
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The Mind of Oliver C. Cox

Author: Christopher McAuley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Born in Trinidad in 1901, Oliver C. Cox immigrated to the US in 1919, establishing himself as a controversial sociologist. McAuley's approach to Cox's life and work is shaped by his belief that Cox's Caribbean upbringing and background gave him an unorthodox perspective on race and social change.
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Capitalism As a System

Author: Oliver Cromwell Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976154112

Category: Capitalism

Page: 367

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The educational community has deemed "Capitalism and American Leadership;" "Capitalism as a System;" and "The Foundations of Capitalism" to be a "set," primarily because of the confluence of information contained in them.Those scholars and educators who ardently advocate Dr. Cox's writings and philosophies on capitalism and socioeconomic studies realize the magnitude of their impact.
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Race Relations

Elements and Social Dynamics

Author: Oliver Cromwell Cox

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780976154150

Category: African Americans

Page: 376

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"Race Relations: Elements and Social Dynamics,? that was previously published by Wayne State University, is the last major work of Oliver C. Cox on race relations, and is judged by scholars to be his greatest work.
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Crook County

Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court

Author: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Publisher: Stanford Law Books

ISBN: 9781503602786

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 7024

NAACP Image Award Nominee for an Outstanding Literary Work from a debut author. Winner of the 2017 Prose Award for Excellence in Social Sciences and the 2017 Prose Category Award for Law and Legal Studies, sponsored by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers. Silver Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (Current Events/Social Issues category). Americans are slowly waking up to the dire effects of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities of color. The criminal courts are the crucial gateway between police action on the street and the processing of primarily black and Latino defendants into jails and prisons. And yet the courts, often portrayed as sacred, impartial institutions, have remained shrouded in secrecy, with the majority of Americans kept in the dark about how they function internally. Crook County bursts open the courthouse doors and enters the hallways, courtrooms, judges' chambers, and attorneys' offices to reveal a world of punishment determined by race, not offense. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight. We watch white courtroom professionals classify and deliberate on the fates of mostly black and Latino defendants while racial abuse and due process violations are encouraged and even seen as justified. Judges fall asleep on the bench. Prosecutors hang out like frat boys in the judges' chambers while the fates of defendants hang in the balance. Public defenders make choices about which defendants they will try to "save" and which they will sacrifice. Sheriff's officers cruelly mock and abuse defendants' family members. Crook County's powerful and at times devastating narratives reveal startling truths about a legal culture steeped in racial abuse. Defendants find themselves thrust into a pernicious legal world where courtroom actors live and breathe racism while simultaneously committing themselves to a colorblind ideal. Gonzalez Van Cleve urges all citizens to take a closer look at the way we do justice in America and to hold our arbiters of justice accountable to the highest standards of equality.
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People of the Dream

Multiracial Congregations in the United States

Author: Michael O. Emerson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400837700

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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It is sometimes said that the most segregated time of the week in the United States is Sunday morning. Even as workplaces and public institutions such as the military have become racially integrated, racial separation in Christian religious congregations is the norm. And yet some congregations remain stubbornly, racially mixed. People of the Dream is the most complete study of this phenomenon ever undertaken. Author Michael Emerson explores such questions as: how do racially mixed congregations come together? How are they sustained? Who attends them, how did they get there, and what are their experiences? Engagingly written, the book enters the worlds of these congregations through national surveys and in-depth studies of those attending racially mixed churches. Data for the book was collected over seven years by the author and his research team. It includes more than 2,500 telephone interviews, hundreds of written surveys, and extensive visits to mixed-race congregations throughout the United States. People of the Dream argues that multiracial congregations are bridge organizations that gather and facilitate cross-racial friendships, disproportionately housing people who have substantially more racially diverse social networks than do other Americans. The book concludes that multiracial congregations and the people in them may be harbingers of racial change to come in the United States.
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