For Students of Society

Readings

For those of you checking out the website before you sign up for my classes, do not despair!
The following readings are not all required. The readings deal with things that we cover in class and are there for you to get a better understanding of the material. Depending on the class you take, no more than four of the articles below are required for the course.
Alcoholism: The Disease Model Revisited
Alcoholism: The Disease Model Revisited
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Anorexia: A Thin Excuse:
Anorexia: A Thin Excuse:
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Artificial Beauty and the New Feminism:
Artificial Beauty and the New Feminism:
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Solomon Asch: Opinions and Social Pressure:
Solomon Asch: Opinions and Social Pressure:
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Solomon+Asch+-+Opinions+and+Social+Press[...]
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A School in Coal's Shadow
A School in Coal's Shadow
A+School+in+Coal$27s+Shadow
A+School+in+Coal$27s+Shadow.pdf
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Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Speech
Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Speech
Booker+T+Washington$27s+Atlanta+Speech
Booker+T+Washington$27s+Atlanta+Speech.p[...]
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Brave Neuro World Required for Introduction to Sociology
Brave Neuro World
Brave+Neuro+World
Brave+Neuro+World.pdf
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Required for Introduction to Sociolog
Brave+Neuro+World
Brave+Neuro+World.pdf
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y
Brave+Neuro+World
Brave+Neuro+World.pdf
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Sociological Imagination: C. Wright Mills Required for all Courses
Sociological Imagination: C. Wright Mills
The+Sociological+Imagination
The+Sociological+Imagination.pdf
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Required for all Courses
The+Sociological+Imagination
The+Sociological+Imagination.pdf
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C. Wright Mills: 50 Years Later
C. Wright Mills: 50 Years Later
CWrightMills50yearslater
CWrightMills50yearslater.pdf
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Caveman Sex:
Caveman Sex
Caveman+Sex
Caveman+Sex.pdf
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Caveman+Sex
Caveman+Sex.pdf
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Construction of Adult Entertainment
Construction of Adult Entertainment
Constructing+Adult+Entertainment
Constructing+Adult+Entertainment.pdf
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William Chambliss: The Saints and the Roughnecks
William Chambliss: The Saints and the Roughnecks
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Chambliss$2C+William+-+The+Saints+and+th[...]
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Debt to Society: How we got to two million prisoners
Debt to Society:
Debt+To+Society
Debt+To+Society.pdf
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Debt to Society: Alternatives to prisons
Debt to Society:
Alternatives+to+Prisons
Alternatives+to+Prisons.pdf
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The Medicalization of Deviance
The Medicalization of Deviance
Medicalization+of+Deviance
Medicalization+of+Deviance.pdf
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Reflexive Self Through Narrative Required for Intro to Sociology
Reflexive Self Through Narrative
The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative
The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative.pdf
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Required for Intro to Sociology
The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative
The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative.pdf
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Reflexive Self Through Narrative Part II Required for Intro to Sociology
Reflexive Self Through Narrative Part II
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The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative+par[...]
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Required for Intro to Sociology
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The+Reflexive+Self+Through+Narrative+par[...]
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The Souls of Black Folk: WEB DuBoise
The Souls of Black Folk: WEB DuBoise
The+Souls+of+Black+Folk+by+W.+E.+B
The+Souls+of+Black+Folk+by+W.+E.+B.pdf
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Should Affirmative Action Be Abolished?
Should Affirmative Action Be Abolished?
Should+Affirmative+Action+Be+Abolished
Should+Affirmative+Action+Be+Abolished.p[...]
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Educational Inequality: Inequality in NY Gifted Program
Educational Inequality:
Fewer+Children+Entering+Gif.
Fewer+Children+Entering+Gif..pdf
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Erotic Capital: The advantages of sexiness!
Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular+Activities
Extracurricular+Activities.pdf
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Fukushima and US Mortality Rates: NEW Did the Fukushima meltown kill Americans?
Fukushima and US Mortality Rates:
HS42_1F
HS42_1F.pdf
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Identity, Culture and School
Identity, Culture and School
Identity$2C+Culture+and+School
Identity$2C+Culture+and+School.pdf
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Is Living Longer Worth It
Is Living Longer Worth It
AlterNet_+Is+Living+Longer+Worth+It_
AlterNet_+Is+Living+Longer+Worth+It_.pdf
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False Confessions
False Confessions
AlterNet_+What+Makes+Criminal+Suspects+Give+a+False+Confession_
AlterNet_+What+Makes+Criminal+Suspects+G[...]
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Foucault, Governmentality and Critique
Foucault, Governmentality and Critique
Foucault$2C+Governmentality$2C+and+Critique+IV-2
Foucault$2C+Governmentality$2C+and+Criti[...]
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From Durkheim: Rules of the Sociological Method
From Durkheim: Rules of the Sociological Method
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Durkheim+-+From+Rules+of+the+Sociologica[...]
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From Durkheim: Rules of the Sociological Method: The Normality of Crime
From Durkheim: Rules of the Sociological Method: The Normality of Crime
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Durkheim+-+Normality+of+Crime+From+RSM.p[...]
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From Framing Dropouts
From Framing Dropouts
From+Fine+-+Framing+Dropouts
From+Fine+-+Framing+Dropouts.pdf
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From Foucault: History of Sexuality
From Foucault: History of Sexuality
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From Mills: The Power Elite
From Mills: The Power Elite
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From+Mills+-+The+Power+Elite.pdf
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From Gould: Mismeasure of Man
From Gould: Mismeasure of Man
Gould+-+A+Critique+of+the+Bell+Curve
Gould+-+A+Critique+of+the+Bell+Curve.pdf
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From Stauber and Rampton: Toxic Sludge is Good for You
From Stauber and Rampton: Toxic Sludge is Good for You
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It's OK to be Ugly: Is there a sociology of "looksism?"
It's OK to be Ugly:
It$27s+OK+to+be+Ugly
It$27s+OK+to+be+Ugly.pdf
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Kingsley Davis: A Final Note on Extreme Isolation
Kingsley Davis: A Final Note on Extreme Isolation
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Robert Merton: Society and Anomie:
Robert Merton: Society and Anomie:
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Stanley Milgram: A Behavioral Study of Obedience:
Stanley Milgram: A Behavioral Study of Obedience:
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One Nation, Many Gods: How teaching about religion can help instill tolerance in schools
One Nation, Many Gods: How teaching about religion can help instill tolerance in schools
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One+Nation$2C+Many+Gods.pdf
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A Peculiar Version of Friendly Fire
A Peculiar Version of Friendly Fire
Conservative+Nanny+State
Conservative+Nanny+State.pdf
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US Urban Sprawl
US Urban Sprawl
US+Urban+Sprawl
US+Urban+Sprawl.pdf
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From Foucault: Discipline and Punish
From Foucault: Discipline and Punish
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From Foucault: Discipline and Punish Part II
From Foucault: Discipline and Punish Part II
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Panopticism in New York:
Panopticism in New York:
New+York+City+Panopticism
New+York+City+Panopticism.pdf
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Press "1" for English
Press "1" for English
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Rodriguez+-+Press+1+for+English.pdf
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Why Kibbutzim?
Why Kibbutzim?
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Why+Kibbutzim.pdf
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From Boulding - Cultures of Peace
From Boulding - Cultures of Peace
From+Boulding+-+Cultures+of+Peace
From+Boulding+-+Cultures+of+Peace.pdf
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From Goffman - Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
From Goffman - Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
From+Goffman+-+Presentation+of+Self
From+Goffman+-+Presentation+of+Self.pdf
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Graduating to Prison
Graduating to Prison
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HDI and Inequality in the United States
HDI and Inequality in the United States
HDI+and+Inequality+in+the+US
HDI+and+Inequality+in+the+US.pdf
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What's American About America?
What's American About America?
What$27s+American+About+America
What$27s+American+About+America.pdf
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The Quiverful Conviction
The Quiverful Conviction
The+Quiverfull+Conviction
The+Quiverfull+Conviction.pdf
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The Westernization of the World
The Westernization of the World
The+Westernization+of+the+World
The+Westernization+of+the+World.pdf
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Violence and Human Nature
Violence and Human Nature
Violence+and+Human+Nature
Violence+and+Human+Nature.pdf
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Video Games and Youth Violence
Video Games and Youth Violence
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Video+Games+and+Youth+Violence.pdf
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Cultural Assimilation and Inter-racial Marriage
Cultural Assimilation and Inter-racial Marriage
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Prison Nation
Prison Nation
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NIU Shooting: Another look at Anomie
NIU Shooting:
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What Happened When an Anti-Choice Catholic Woman Need an Abortion at Dr. Tiller's Clinic
What Happened When an Anti-Choice Catholic Woman Need an Abortion at Dr. Tiller's Clinic
AlterNet_+What+Happened+Whe.
AlterNet_+What+Happened+Whe..pdf
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Why I'm Selling My Virginity
Why I'm Selling My Virginity
AlterNet_+Why+I$27m+Selling+M.
AlterNet_+Why+I$27m+Selling+M..pdf
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Spoil Rotten (Alfie Kohn) Kids these days are...not really so bad!
Spoil Rotten (Alfie Kohn)
Spoiled+Rotten+A+Timeless+Complaint
Spoiled+Rotten+A+Timeless+Complaint.pdf
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Required Readings (For Life)

Below is a list of my famous (or rather infamous "required readings." Remember, these are not required readings for the course, but they are, or at least should be, required reading for life.
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News and Notes

For Social Problems:

 

The Final Exam is now posted on the Andosciaville Page

 

Due Date

Thursday, December 7, 8:50 pm

For Principles of Sociology

 

Same deal. The Final Exam is posted on the Principles of Sociology Page. 

 

Due Dates

Tuesday/Thursday Class, the due date is Tuesday, December 5, 5:50 pm

 

Wednesday Class, The due date is Wednesday, December 6, 8:50 pm

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