Sociology as Everyday Life

Voices from the Field (First Edition)
Edited by Robert McNamara
©2020, 442 pages

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    Sociology as Everyday Life: Voices from the Field features carefully selected readings that provide students with unique insight into the challenges faced by practicing sociologists. Students explore the study and practice of sociology from a highly practical point of view, cultivating a better understanding of how sociology impacts our perceptions of the world and our place within it.

    The articles within the anthology illuminate the role of theory in understanding complex human behavior and also provide readers with insight as to how social scientists conduct research. Over the course of 10 topical sections, students read about the roles of values in shaping an individual’s beliefs and worldviews, the importance of groups to individuals and society, rule breakers in society and questions of deviance, whether race and ethnicity influence social interaction, the relationship between religious beliefs and human behavior, and more.

    Engaging and enlightening, Sociology as Everyday Life provides students with modern perspectives from the field regarding critical topics of today. It is an ideal resource for foundational courses in sociology.

    Robert McNamara is a professor of criminal justice at The Citadel. He previously served as Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College at The Citadel. Dr. McNamara earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and his master’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Southern Connecticut State University. He has served as a Senior Research Fellow for the National Strategy Information Center, the Policy Lab, the Policy Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C., and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. A prolific author, Dr. McNamara has published more than 25 books.
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