Sales Demo Sociology (23)

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017

Sociology of Health: Dementia
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Sociology of Health: Dementia

Interviewee: Patricia

Practitioner: Jan Little

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473955202

Dementia is a disease of the brain that affects a person's ability to live a normal life in the community. Advocacy groups are striving to raise awareness about dementia and create more dementia-friendly areas.

Sociology of Everyday Life
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Sociology of Everyday Life

Academic: Les Back Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473960954

Professor Les Back takes an uncommon study approach and returns to the neighborhood where he grew up to research class culture via Christmas lights. In his analysis he stresses the importance of researching positive relationships in communities over simply focusing on negative issues.

Social Justice
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Social Justice

Academic: Akwugo Emejulu Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473961135

Dr. Akwugo Emejulu gives two different definitions of social justice, then explains the pillars that underpin both. Distributive justice, recognition, and representation are all ways social justice advocates seek justice and equality for all.

Sociology of Masculinities
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Sociology of Masculinities

Practitioner: Alan Saleh

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473963795

Alan Saleh manages a workshop series to teach alternatives to violence in relationships and daily life. He provides a view into the workshops. and describes his attendees and the process used in the sessions.

Disability: Models of Diversity
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Disability: Models of Diversity

Practitioner: Angel Sinclair, Chelsea J.

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473963818

Award-winning model Angel Sinclair founded her own non-profit organization to promote progressive change in the fashion industry and to include persons with disabilities in ad campaigns. She discusses the origins of the organization and puts on a photo shoot with her models.

Digital Inequality
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Digital Inequality

Academic: Jeffrey Lane Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973916

Dr. Jeffrey Lane breaks the digital divide down into three categories: differential access, differential uses, and differential surveillance. Socioeconomic groups do not have the same access to digital technology, nor do they use it for the same reasons. Certain groups are also watched far more closely online than others are.

George Ritzer Discusses Consumption
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George Ritzer Discusses Consumption

Academic: George Ritzer Ph.D.

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473999244

Professor George Ritzer discusses consumption as more important than production as a driver of the economy. He describes prosumption as the production of something concurrent with the consumption of something else. Entities like Facebook profit from prosumption. Ritzer also explains his concept of McDonaldization and refutes a few criticisms.

Earl Babbie Discusses Social Research
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Earl Babbie Discusses Social Research

Academic: Earl Babbie Ph.D.

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473999411

Professor Earl Babbie discusses social research and how he became a social researcher. He explains the difference between social research and other types of scientific research, and he encourages students interested in studying sociology.

The New Racism in a Raceless Society
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The New Racism in a Raceless Society

Academic: Leslie Baker-Kimmons Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506370095

Dr. Leslie Baker-Kimmons discusses race relations in the United States today. She critiques the neoliberal idea that we are living in a post-racial society, pointing instead to the structural inequality inherent to racial hierarchy.

Hip Hop as a Tool of Social Justice
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Hip Hop as a Tool of Social Justice

Practitioner: Kevin Coval

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506370118

Interspersed with performances at the Louder Than a Bomb hip hop poetry festival, author and activist Kevin Coval describes the importance of art in changing the world. He traces the history of the hip hop movement back to the 1960s educational failure in the South Bronx. Coval also explains how art empowers youth to see their lives as important and to remake the world.

Creating a Traffick Free World
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Creating a Traffick Free World

Practitioner: Laura S. Ng

Interviewee: Jess

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506370125

Laura Ng describes her work as the director of Traffick Free, a Chicago nonprofit that works to fight human trafficking. She explains different types of human trafficking and how average people are complicit in trafficking. Ng also discusses how she entered social justice work, how her organization operates, and how the new Traffick Free drop-in center will benefit victims.

Classical Sociological Theory, 1830 to 1930
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Classical Sociological Theory, 1830 to 1930

Academic: Jonathan H. Turner Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506370231

Professor Jonathan H. Turner explains the history and development of sociology as a science. He also describes the three main, conflicting stances of sociology: hard science vs. nonscience, activism vs. value neutrality, and explaining vs. agency.

Steve McDonald Discusses Work & Labor Markets
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Steve McDonald Discusses Work & Labor Markets

Academic: Steve McDonald Ph.D.

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526406156

Dr. Steve McDonald discusses the field of work and labor markets. He points out problems with the conventional wisdom that hard work and merit always leads to success. He highlights the occupational and social network segregation that reinforces inequality in the work force.

Nancy Plankey-Videla Discusses Gender & Work
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Nancy Plankey-Videla Discusses Gender & Work

Academic: Nancy Plankey-Videla Ph.D.

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526406187

Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla discusses gender and work, and how learning about this subject can help students understand their own work experiences. She also highlights multiple identities and how they can intersect, affecting perceptions and advantages in work. Plankey-Videla reflects on her ethnographic fieldwork in a high-end garment factory in Mexico.

Transgender Advocacy
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Transgender Advocacy

Practitioner: Kim L. Hunt

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526408075

Kim Hunt directs a transgender advocacy project through the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. She discusses the challenges that face LGBTQ individuals and explains the advocacy work her team does. Hunt also describes the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and dispels some myths about transgender people.

Gender Pay Gap
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Gender Pay Gap

Academic: Mary Gatta Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420152

Dr. Mary Gatta introduces the concept of the gender pay gap and explains how sociologists calculate the gap. She presents competing explanations for the gap, critiquing the weaknesses of each. Gatta also highlights the history of wage discrimination through the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and discusses how race and gender intersect in wage inequality.

Gender Socialization
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Gender Socialization

Academic: Mary Gatta Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420268

Dr. Mary Gatta explains the difference between sex and gender, then discusses how gender expectations are socialized. She highlights the role of "gender appropriate" toys and how they are marketed to children.

Understanding Multiracials
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Understanding Multiracials

Academic: Jennifer Jones Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420299

Dr. Jennifer Jones presents her case study on mixed race identity and group formation. She studied an Asian advocacy group as it transformed into a multiracial advocacy group. Common experiences, discursive work, and framing all helped group members build a shared identity. However, this shared identity did nothing to break down the use of race to classify people.

Cougars: New Sexual Scripts for Older Women
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Cougars: New Sexual Scripts for Older Women

Academic: Beth Montemurro Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420329

Professor Beth Montemurro discusses "cougars" and changing ideas about older women's sexuality. The dominant sexual script in the United States sees older women as asexual. However, acceptance of sexual behavior among this group is growing, partly linked to the alternative script of the "cougar"--and older woman pairing with a younger man.

The Unanticipated Consequences of Immigration Policy
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The Unanticipated Consequences of Immigration Policy

Academic: Peter Kivisto Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420350

Professor Peter Kivisto explains the sociological concept of unanticipated consequences and their causes. He also focuses on the Hart-Celler immigration law passed in 1965 and its unintended consequences, including extremely high immigration levels and undocumented immigrant populations.

Environmental Justice in Chicago’s Little Village
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Environmental Justice in Chicago’s Little Village

Practitioner: Antonio Lopez Ph.D.

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420428

Dr. Antonio Lopez talks about his work with the Little Village Envionmental Justice Organization. LVEJO is a community organization that engages locals to push for environmental justice in their community. Their efforts have led to a park and a community garden, as well as clean-up of industrial sites.

Emile Durkheim
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Emile Durkheim

Academic: Jonathan H. Turner Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420534

Professor Jonathan H. Turner presents an introduction to Emile Durkheim's ideas about simple and complex societies. Durkheim sought to explain how society integrated its population through generalized values, economic interdependency, and religion. He did not address structural inequality or power imbalances.

Children of Katrina
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Children of Katrina

Academic: Alice Fothergill Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526420657

Dr. Alice Fothergill discusses her longitudinal research on the children who survived Hurricane Katrina. She has found that how well children recover from the disaster can be linked to how vulnerable they were before it happened.

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