Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

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In the Brief, Fourth Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David Newman once again shows students how to see the a€œunfamiliar in the familiara€a€”to step back and see organization and predictability in their take-for-granted personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes, the authora€™s goal from the first edition has been the same: to write a textbook that a€œreads like a real book.a€ He uses the metaphors of a€œarchitecturea€ and a€œconstruction, a€ to help students understand that society is not something that exists a€œout there, a€ independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, maintained, or altered by individuals. Using vivid prose, current examples, and fresh data, this text presents a unique and thought-provoking overview of how society is constructed and experienced.Looking around my office at this moment, I notice that my cell phone was made in Japan; my desk and chair in the ... by phone to prepare your taxes, provide legal advice, track your lost luggage, solve your software problem, or review ... has attracted the phone service operations of companies such as American Express, Sprint, Citibank, General Electric ... U.S.based multinational corporations alone employ more than 36 million workers worldwide (ProQuest Statistical Abstract, 2013).

Title:Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition
Author: David M. Newman
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-06-23

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