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One of the most popular anthologies used in introductory sociology courses has been updated and revised to offer students an innovative sociological perspective on their everyday lives.

The Fifth Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings continues to provide students with vivid, provocative, and eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology. The readings represent a variety of styles and include articles written by psychologists, anthropologists, social commentators, and journalists, in addition to sociologists. Many of the readings are drawn from carefully conducted social research, while others are personal narratives that put human faces on matters of sociological relevance.

New to the Fifth Edition:

The number of articles has been streamlined from 38 to 32, including 9 that are new to this edition.
The importance of race, social class, and gender in people’s everyday lives is emphasized.
The Thinking About the Reading review feature has been revised and added to all articles in the book.
Editors David M. Newman and Jodi O’Brien provide brief chapter introductions that offer a sociological context for the readings in each chapter. For those using the accompanying textbook, these introductions will furnish a quick intellectual link between the readings and information in the textbook.

About the Editors
David Newman (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at DePauw University. In addition to the introductory course, he teaches courses in research methods, family, social psychology, mental illness, and deviance. He has won teaching awards at both the University of Washington and DePauw University. His other books include (with coauthor Elizabeth Grauerholz) Sociology of Families, Second Edition (Pine Forge Press) and the companion text for this reader.

Jodi O’Brien (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She teaches courses in social psychology, sexuality, inequality, and classical and contemporary theory. She writes and lectures on the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her other books include Everyday Inequalities, Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes (Pine Forge Press), and (with coeditor Peter Kollock) The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, Third Edition (Pine Forge Press).

The Fifth Edition of Sociology, Readings is also available with the companion textbook, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life at an affordable package price. Simply ask your bookstore to place their order using ISBN: 0-7619-8828-9.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sociology.