Contemporary Readings in Sociology
Edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen
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Contemporary Readings in Sociology by Kathleen Odell Korgen
Book DescriptionContemporary Readings in Sociology selects some of the most contemporary, engaging, and esteemed journal articles in the field and presents them in a well-edited format, making them perfect for undergraduate students. Giving students access to the important topics in sociology through the words of original authors, this comprehensive reader provides an opportunity for students to explore important topics in depth. Key Features and Benefits - Focuses on teaching the 'sociological eye' or sociological perspective to undergraduate students so they can learn more about the activities of actual sociologists. - Features rigorous research in an edited format, making important articles more accessible for - and still challenging to - undergraduate students - Offers an emphasis on contemporary readings to introduce students to cutting-edge sociology research - Includes more than 30 readings, including articles on social interaction, social institutions, the media, deviance, social stratification, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, global issues, and social movements, providing a well-rounded collection of original material on core topics - Combines an array of unique pedagogy to make the reader even more valuable and user-friendly, including a topics guide to help instructors choose the best readings for specific course subjects, a detailed list of Internet resources, and discussion questions for each article
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412944731
(280mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Pine Forge
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen Odell Korgen
Sociologists in Action on Inequalities, Paperback (July 2014)
Public sociologists describe how they have used sociology to understand and influence issues concerning race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality and sexuality.
Engaged Sociologist, Paperback (July 2013)
Brings the 'public sociology' movement into the classroom, teaching students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in a democratic society.
Multiracial Americans and Social Class, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Kathleen Odell Korgen
Who is multiracial? How does class influence racial identity? How does social class status vary among multiracial populations? Do you need to be middle class in order to be an 'honorary white'? What is the relationship between social class, culture, and race? This book answers these questions.
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Author Biography - Kathleen Odell Korgen
Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, a comprehensive university in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition to her research on racial identity and race relations, she has written extensively in support of the public sociology movement. Kathleen enjoys teaching her students that sociology is a remarkably useful discipline and highlights how "Sociologists in Action" make a positive impact on society. Her published works on race relations and racial identity include Race Policy and Multiracial Americans; Multiracial Identity and Social Class (2010); Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships between Black and White Americans (2002); and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity among Americans (1998, 1999). Her works on public sociology include The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community (with Jonathan White, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014) and Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2011, 2014) and Sociologist in Action: Inequalities (with Jonathan White and Shelley White, Forthcoming). Kathleen works as a consultant for other sociology departments as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group and received William Paterson University's award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Expression in 2006 and the university's award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.
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