The bulk of the chapters focus on specific subcultures--spiritual music, popular song, jazz, heavy metal, rap, hardcore, ska, indie rock, straight-edge, folk music, taqwacore, Latino music, race records, jamband communities, and others--and their relationships to social change and activism, identity, authenticity, ritual, meaning, racism, the concept of art, religion, and other sociological concepts
The world is a big place and I am just a little guy but if I can learn how to grasp sociological concepts
and apply them to the world and myself hopefully I can find a way of becoming successful in intrinsic as well as extrinsic ways.
To employ critical thinking means to practice personal freedom, means asking why we see "others" as different from, and less desirable than ourselves by connecting sociological concepts
to one another and to the larger categories that inform them (Hooks, 1994:13).
Women of Courage attempts ambitiously to weave together original life history interviews with the secondary literature, and to interpret both in the light of various sociological concepts
of Missouri) and Lewis (sociology, Penn State Harrisburg), and Pires acquaint undergraduate students with sociology by linking sociological concepts
to examples from everyday life.
Using various sociological concepts
and writings, he asks and seeks to explore questions such as: "How am I doing?
This undergraduate textbook seeks to show sociology in action in students' personal lives with chapter-opening questions on high-interest topics such as TV violence, and boxes on real-life applications of sociological concepts
in areas such as cyberbullying and social stratification.
Given this, I purposely chose to use examples that were either Newfoundland specific or that drew upon American popular culture, though I intentionally used other opportunities to integrate Canadian specific examples as further illustrations of sociological concepts
acquaint undergraduate students with the basic sociological concepts
, theories, and insights.
The text features real-world examples, "relevance boxes" of practical applications of sociological concepts
, data analysis projects, color infographics, chapter questions for review, suggestions for further explorations, a glossary, and companion online study site and blog.
The work is divided into thematic chapters covering sociological concepts
, transformational thinking, spatial analysis, reformism, and radical promotion and dissent.