Table of contents for Sociology : exploring the architecture of everyday life : readings / David M. Newman, Jodi O'Brien, editors.

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Part I		Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
1. Sociological Perspectives
Becoming A Marihuana User
Howard Becker
2. Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience
Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton
A massacre during the Vietnam War provides an example of how individuals can be compelled to obey the commands of superiors.
Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection and the Meaning of Illness
David A. Karp
A sociologist uncovers the connections between social structure and the private experience of depression.
3. Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Researching Dealers and Smugglers
Patricia Adler
A sociologist gains the friendship and trust of drug dealers and smugglers in order to research them.
The Crack Attack: Politics and Media in the Crack Scare
Craig Reinarman and Harry G. Levine
The appearance of the "crack epidemic" as a major social problem is explained as a political and media creation.
Part II	The Construction of Self and Society
4. Building Order: Culture and History
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Horace Miner
A description of an exotic and superstitious people.
The Melting Pot
Anne Fadiman
Hmong refugees in the United States face a complex and confusing way of life as attempts are made to assimilate them into mainstream American culture.
5. Building Identity: Socialization
Life as the Maid's Daughter
Mary Romero
A maid's daughter provides powerful insight into how race, class, and gender combine to create everyday boundaries between inclusion and exclusion, us and them.
Sisyphus in a Wheelchair: Physical Disabilities and Masculinity
Thomas J. Gerschick
6. Building Image: The Presentation of Self
 Frederick the Great or Frederick's of Hollywood? The Accomplishment of Gender Among Women in the Military
Melissa S. Herbert
Female soldiers develop strategies for addressing the conflicting expectation that they present themselves as both masculine and feminine.
Suspended Identity: Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison
Thomas J. Schmid and Richard S. Jones
New inmates find they must shed their preprison identities and construct new inauthentic prison identities in order to survive behind bars.
Webcam Women: Life on your Screen 
Donald Snyder
7. Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family
No Place Like Home
Christopher Carrington
Gay couples develop lifelong bonds and a sense of family through the mundane, everyday things they do with and for each other.
Chasing the Blood Tie: Surrogate Mothers, Adoptive Mothers and Fathers
Helena Ragone
8. Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America
Vivyan Adair
Poverty leaves visible markers of deviance on the women and children it victimizes.
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
Peter Conrad and Joseph W. Schneider
Medical specialists?physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and so on?have come to control societal definitions of deviance and shape collective responses to it.
Part III	Social Structure, Institutions and Everyday Life
9. Organization and Social Institutions
 The Overworked American
Juliet Schor
In the pursuit of more money to buy more things, Americans work longer hours and have less leisure time than workers in other industrialized countries.
The Smile Factory
John Van Maanen
A behind-the-scenes look at the organizational culture of the "Happiest Place on Earth."
10. The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Software Entrepreneurship Among the Urban Poor: Could Bill Gates have Succeeded If He Were Black? . . . Or Impoverished?
Alice H. Amsden and Jon Collins Clark
It takes more than skill, money, and business savvy to become a successful entrepreneur.
Savage Inequalities in American Schools:
Life on the Mississippi?East St. Louis, Illinois
Jonathan Kozol
Two school districts?one poor, one wealthy?offer dramatically different educational and social opportunities to their students.
11. The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
How the Jews Became White Folks
Karen Brodkin
On Whiteness
Questionnaire from Hungry Mind Review
The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy
Maxine S. Thompson and Verna M. Keith
Skin color prejudice within the African American community can be just as harmful and just as demoralizing as cross-racial prejudice.
Counting Native Americans
John Anner
12. The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
 Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood
Bart Landry
Black women's historical role in the movement for gender equality is often overlooked and trivialized.
What is Wanting? Gender, Equality and Desire
Judith Levine
Still a Man's World: Men Who Do "Women's Work"
Christine Williams
Men in female-dominated fields such as nursing, social work, elementary education, and library science face unique difficulties but receive special advantages.
13. Global Dynamics
Border Blues: Mexican Immigration and Mexican-American Identity
Farai Chideya
A sociologist examines the conflict over illegal immigration through the eyes of frontline Border Patrol agents.
From Sweatshop to Hip-Hop
Ryan Pintado-Vertner
These Dark Satanic Mills 
William Greider
An examination of a tragic industrial fire in a Bangkok toy factory reveals the harmful consequences of global economic inequality.
14. Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States
James Aho
Throughout American history, right-wing hate groups have used religious beliefs to justify their violence against certain racial, ethnic, religious, and class groups.
Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women
Celene Krauss
Ordinary, working-class women play a pivotal role as activists against toxic waste disposal in their community.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sociology