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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $.00
  • October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-13662-3
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

The Norton Mix



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Nathan Palmer (General Editor, Georgia Southern University), Tanya Gladney (Editor, University of St. Thomas), Erica Hunter (Editor, State University of New York, Albany), Fernando I. Rivera (Editor, University of Central Florida)


Norton Sociology, your way.

Create the perfect book for your course. Choose from a selection of 225 readings on a variety of sociological topics. Combine with chapters from Norton’s best-selling sociology textbooks.


Norton Sociology, your way

Mix and match from 225 sociology readings as well as chapters from You May Ask Yourself and Essentials of Sociology. Suggested tables of contents tailored to You May Ask Yourself and Essentials of Sociology give instructors a starting point. The Norton Mix: Sociology gives you greater flexibility in course design and lets you control the price. 


The database site makes it easy for professors to find what they want. Users can search the database by author; by title; by date (pre–1960, 1960–1979, 1980–1989, 1990–1999, 2000–present); by topic, by textbook; and by length. Professors should be able to find a syllabus’ worth of readings and textbook chapters to support their course no matter what the approach. The process of creating a book will also be monitored by Norton’s custom editor at every step, so that professors will receive guidance as they create their perfect text. 

Contemporary, topical readings

Our team of editors started with a list of the most frequently taught essays, and then added their favorite essays for teaching, with an emphasis on twenty-first-century research. Selections include a mix of classics and contemporary research:

• “Telling the Truth about Damned Lies and Statistics” by Joel Best
• “Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection” by Patricia Hill Collins
• “The Souls of Black Folk” by W. E. B. Du Bois
• “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” by Erving Goffman
• “Racial Profiling and Immigration Law Enforcement: Rounding Up of Usual Suspects in the Latino Community” by Mary Romero
• “The Changing World of Children's Consumption” by Juliet Schor
• “New Couples, New Families: The Cohabitation Revolution in the United States” by Pamela Smock and Wendy Manning
• “The Myth of Common Sense” by Duncan Watts

Diversity: topics, theoretical perspectives

The database includes a wide range of readings, including clusters on family, race, criminology, environmental sociology, and stratification, among others. A variety of search functions make it easy to find what you want. 

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