Making Sociological Sense

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Edited by C. Candace Coffman
©2020, 238 pages

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    Making Sociological Sense is an engaging anthology that introduces students to the field of sociology through exposure to the work of sociologists. Through a collection of research-based articles, students learn how to articulate the sociological perspective and its contribution to the understanding of human behavior and society. They develop knowledge regarding systems of stratification, how social institutions are affected by macro- and micro-level social factors, and how sociological concepts apply to their everyday lives.

    The anthology is divided into three sections. Section 1 orients readers with the sociological perspective, familiarizing them with the concept of how society can affect human behavior, identity, and life chances. In Section 2, students read articles that examine structures of constraint and opportunity, including race, class, and gender. Section 3 focuses on social institutions, presenting students with works that discuss health, the family, education, the economy, and religion. Each reading is complemented by critical thinking questions, encouraging students to carefully consider and engage with the material.

    Providing an enlightening and accessible introduction to the field, Making Sociological Sense is an ideal text for foundational courses in sociology.

    C. Candace Coffman is a lecturer in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences at Clemson University. She holds a Ph.D. in social science from the University of California at Irvine and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Rochester.
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