Mapping The Social Landscape: Readings In Sociology
Author: Ferguson, Susan J.
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
Number Of Pages: 712
Release Date: 01-06-2017
Details: Product Description Now with SAGE Publishing, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology is one of the most established and widely-used anthologies for Introductory Sociology. Susan J. Ferguson selects, edits, and introduces 58 readings representing a plurality of voices and views within sociology. The selections include classic statements from great thinkers like C. Wright Mills, Karl Marx, Howard Becker, and Max Weber, as well as the works of contemporary scholars who address current social issues. Many of the readings integrate questions of diversity, helping students see the interrelationships among race-ethnicity, social class, and gender, and understand how these relationships have shaped the experiences of all people in society. New selections focus on o how Superstorm Sandy damaged social as well as physical structures o gender panics and bathrooms o extreme poverty in the United States o transgender challenges to our understanding of gender o a Muslim American punk rock subculture that is challenging Islamophobia o lessons from the Affordable Care Act o revolutionary movements for social change Review "[ Mapping the Social Landscape] is the best reader for introductory sociology that I have found. It is an excellent collection of sociological work that is presented in a very abridged, student-friendly format. There are well-written introductions to each work by Ferguson which allows students to see how the reading relates to other sociological concepts and topics." -- Stephanie Chan Published On: 2016-06-02 "I have used Mapping the Social Landscape for a decade, and I am pleased with the chosen articles, both classic and contemporary, and with the short introduction to each article. My students enjoy reading the assigned articles far better than their textbook reading." -- Aimee Zoeller Published On: 2016-05-23 "[Mapping the Social Landscape] is a great resource. It contains a diverse range of articles or book chapters by sociologists (or academics/journalists writing from a sociological perspective). The articles illustrate key concepts and approaches within sociology, but do not define them, allowing the instructor to explain key ideas in class, without repeating the assigned reading, as often happens with traditional textbooks." -- Clare Sears Published On: 2016-05-12 About the Author Susan Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she has taught for over 25 years. Ferguson regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, and her critically acclaimed anthology, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology (SAGE, Eighth Edition, 2018) is used in introductory classes around the country. Ferguson also teaches courses on the family, medical sociology, global health, and a seminar on social inequality and identity. Ferguson has published in all of these areas, including the research collection, Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic (with co-editor Anne Kasper, Palgrave, 2000), Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families (Sage, 2019), and Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity (Sage, 2016). In addition, Ferguson is the General Editor for “Contemporary Family Perspectives,” a series of research monographs on the family (Sage Publications). During fall 2016, Ferguson taught three courses on the inaugural Colorado State University Semester at Sea voyage, including the Sociology of Gender, Introduction to Sociology, and Global Studies. Most recently, Ferguson has been nominated for the ASA Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching.
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