Reading List for Sociology 3321

 

(Note: If any chapter numbers below do not match your book, be sure to go with the title of the reading)

 

    PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

 

Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies

 

Macionis reader: Reading 1, “The Sociological Imagination” – C. Wright Mills

Macionis reader: Reading 2, “Invitation to Sociology” – Peter L. Berger

Macionis reader: Reading 6, “The Case for Value-Free Sociology” – Max Weber

Macionis reader: Reading 10, “Manifest and Latent Functions” – Robert K. Merton

 

    PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

 

Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations

 

    PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS

 

Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 

Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 

      Development of the Self (symbolic interaction perspective):

Macionis Reader, Reading 17, “The Self” – George Herbert Mead

Macionis Reader, Reading 22, “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” – Irving Goffman

 

     PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS

 

Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood

 

     Socialization

 

Macionis reader, Reading 20, “Parents Socialization of Children in Global Perspective”

 

    Family and Education

 

Macionis reader, Reading 66, “Japanese Mothers as the Best Teachers”

 

     PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS

 

 

Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

 

 

Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

 

Exam 1 will cover the material above the line below this sentence

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     Gender

Macionis reader, Reading 18 – “Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of

Masculinities – Micahel Messner

 

 

 

     Race and Ethnicity as Social Control

Macionis reader, Reading 44, “The Soul of Black Folk” – W. E. B. DuBois

Macionis reader, Reading 45, “Controlling Images and Black Women’s Oppression” – P. H. Collins

Macionis reader, Reading 46, “How Did Jews Become White Folks?” – K. B. Sacks

 

     Advertising

Macionis reader, Reading 19, “Socialization and the Power of Advertising” – Jean Kilbourne

 

    Education and Stratification

Macionis reader, Reading 64, “Education and Inequality” – S. Bowles and H. Gintis

Macionis reader, Reading 65, “Savage Inequalities” – Jonathan Kozol

 

     PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

 

Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

 

Macionis reader, Reading 5, “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” (hint, think deeply about the  title!)

 

Chapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence

 

Macionis reader, Reading 3, “Teenage Wasteland” – Donna Gaines

Macionis reader, Reading 14, “Gemeinschaft and Fesellschaft” – Ferdinand Tonnies

 

     Physical appearance

 

Macionis reader: Reading 11, “Cultural Obsessions with Thinness” – Becky W. Thompson

 

     Gender and Sex

Macionis reader, Reading 34, “Understanding Sexual Orientation” – Alfred Kinsey, et al.

Macionis reader, Reading 36, “Homosexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective” – J. M. Carrier

 

    Religion

Macionis reader, Reading 62, “How Student Life is Different at Religious Colleges” – N. S. Riley

Macionis reader, Reading 82, “The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty” – D. G. Myers

 

   Anomie

Macionis reader, Reading 80, “Anomy and Modern Life” – Emile Durkheim

Macionis reader, Reading 81, “The Disenchantment of Modern Life” – Max Weber

 

     PART VII. EARLY ADULTHOOD

 

Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

 

Chapter 14: Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood

 

     Working

Macionis reader, Reading 13, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Macionis reader, Reading 51, “Alienated Labor” – Karl Marx

Macionis reader, Reading 52, “When  Work Disappears” – William Julius Wilson

 

     Family

Macionis reader, Reading 15, “Unmarried with Children” – Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas

 

    Gender and Sex

Macionis reader, Reading 24, “You Just Don’t Understand: Men and Women in Conversation” – D. Tannen

Macionis reader, Reading 40, “Sex and Temperment in Three Primitive Societies” – Margaret Mead

Macionis reader, Reading 41, “Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender” – J. Lorber

 

    Social Control

Macionis reader, Reading 31, “On Being Sane in Insane Places” – D. L. Rosenham

 

Exam number 2 will cover the material above the line just below, and after exam 1

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    Religion

Macionis reader, Reading 61, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” – Max Weber

 

     PART VIII. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

 

Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

 

Chapter 16: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood

 

      Physical Appearance

Macionis reader, Reading 25, “The Dos and TABOOS of Body Language around the World” – R. E. Axtell

     

     The Family

Macionis reader, Reading 58, “’His’ and ‘Her’ Marriage” – Jessie Bernard

Macionis reader, Reading 59, “The Mommy Myth” – S. Douglas and M. Michaels

Macionis reader, Reading 60, “Mate Selection around the World” – Bron Ingoldsby

 

     Working

Macionis reader, Reading

Macionis reader, Reading 28, “McJobs: McDonaldization and the Workplace” – G. Ritzer

 

    Gender and Sex

Macionis reader, Reading 35, “Sex in America: How Many Partners Do We Have?” – R. T. Mitchell, et al.

Macionis reader, Reading 42, “How Subtle Sex Discrimination Works” – N. V. Benokraitis

 

    Social Stratification

Macionis reader, Reading 55, “The Power Elite” – C. Wright Mills

Macionis reader, Reading 56, “Who’s Running America” – T. Dye

 

   Religion and Gender

Macionis reader, Reading 63, “Women and Islam” – J. I. Smith

 

     PART IX. LATE ADULTHOOD

 

Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 18: Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood

 

      Social Stratification as Control

Macionis reader, Reading 38, “Who Has How Much and Why” – Andrew Hacker

Macionis reader, Reading 39, “The Uses of Global Poverty” – D. S. Eglitis

Macionis reader, Reading 49, “How the Grandparent Role is Changing” – R. Giarusso, et al.

 

 

     PART X. THE END OF LIFE

 

Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement

 

Macionis reader, Reading 48, “The Tragedy of Old Age in America” – Robert Butler

Macionis reader, Reading 50, “Our Aging World”