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Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology 5th Edition


  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 2004, 2002
  • 128 Pages


This series of classic articles written by key sociologists will complement any introductory sociology textbook serving as a touchstone, where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology.

  • Carefully designed from the suggestions of top sociologists teaching Introductory Sociology today to include the readings that they consider the most important and valuable for their students to read.
  • New readings appear in Chapter 5: To update the collection, we continue to add classics and delete the least used articles (as best we can determine) to keep the volume reasonable in length and cost. The newest article is, Ida B. Wells' "Lynch Law in America." Reviewers in the previous edition specifically requested Durkheim, Weber, and Ritzer for their classes and for this edition we felt the time had come for the collection to include Ida B. Wells and her poignant piece on the brutal lynch laws that were practiced in our society.
  • An inexpensive alternative to a full sized reader.
  • Excerpts from timeless, well-known works such as C. Wright Mills' The Promise of Sociology, Goffman's Presentation of Self, as well as selections from highly regarded, more contemporary writings such as Kozol's Savage Inequalities and Bernard's The Future of Marriage.
  • A full glossary of sociological terms assists students in reading the articles and will especially benefit instructors who choose to use Classic Readings without an accompanying textbook.
1. The Promise of Sociology.
C. Wright Mills.
2. Invitation to Sociology.
Peter L. Berger.
3. Manifesto of the Communist Party.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
4. Body Ritual Among Nacirema.
Horace Miner.
5. Lynch Law in America
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
6. The Self.
George Herbert Mead.
7. The Presentation of Self.
Erving Goffman.
8. The Normality of Crime.
Emile Durkheim
9. On Being Sane in Insane Places.
D.L. Rosenhahn
10. The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All.
Herbert J. Gans.
11. The Souls of Black Folks.
W.E.B. Du Bois.
12. Women and Economics.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
13. The Power Elite.
C. Wright Mills.
14. Savage Inequalities.
Jonathan Kozol.
15. Division of Labor.
Emile Durkheim.
16. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133337244
  • ISBN-13: 9781133337249
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