The Fourth Edition of this successful text has been revised and updated:
Features of the text include:
data from the 2000 United States Census
new and improved visual essays
new micro-macro connections and research features
an increased focus on globalization and technology
Using more cross-cultural examples, David M Newman effectively shows students how their lives are linked to, and affected by, our increasingly global society.
David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, PhD 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David came to DePauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Brief Edition (Sage, 2017); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (McGraw-Hill, 2017); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (McGraw-Hill, 2009). His most recent book, Redemption or Stigma? The Promise, Practice and Price of Second Chances in American Culture (Lexington Books), is projected to be published in 2019. It examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of "second chance" and "permanent stigma" narratives in everyday life.
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