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Everyday Sociology Reader


Karen Sternheimer (Editor, University of Southern California)

Overview | Features | Contents

A lively mix of traditional readings, blog posts, and activities to help students connect sociology to their own lives.

Everyday Sociology Reader combines classic and contemporary readings by sociologists and seeks to meet students where they are, offering observations on popular culture, family life, news events, and other aspects of everyday life. Posts from the Everyday Sociology Blog and traditional readings have been chosen for their relevance and readability; all are written in an engaging manner in order to engage students new to sociology and sociological thinking.

Each section of the book features three blog posts and two traditional readings, as well as discussion questions, activities, research ideas, and essay suggestions so that students become not just active in the learning process, but creators of sociological thinking as well.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-93429-8
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 331 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“I really enjoy [the Everyday Sociology Blog]. It discuss[es] current events and real life issues. It helps me to understand the situations that [occur] when I’m watching what’s in the media. Individual’s can learn from the various topics of discussions in regards to situations at home or in their communities .... This is something I can continue to use after graduation.” — Mishelle Calvert, undergraduate sociology student

“I’ve been following [the Everyday Sociology Blog] now since the 11th of September 2007 and [am] just overwhelmed when looking back at all the posts (over 250!). The range of subjects taken up and the quality of each of the posts are just amazing! So I just want to take a moment and thank all the contributors to the blog, you’re doing something unique and I think very [valuable] to the field of sociology (i.e., presenting highly readable connections between everyday life and sociology). THANK YOU!” — Johan Nordgren, undergraduate sociology student Lund University, Sweden

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