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You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0393927601
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Dalton Conley is University Professor at New York University. He holds faculty appointments in NYU's Sociology Department, School of Medicine, and the Wagner School of Public Service. In 2005, Conley became the first sociologist to win the prestigious National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award, which honors an outstanding young U.S. scientist or engineer. He writes for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Slate, and Forbes. He is the author of Honky (2001) and The Pecking Order: A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become (2004). His other books include Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America (1999), The Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances (2003), and Elsewhere, U.S.A. (2009). You can follow Dalton Conley on Twitter at @daltonconley.
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Product Details

  • Series: An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist
  • Paperback: 802 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (November 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393927601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393927603
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Daniel F. Lalonde on August 4, 2009
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After all of the textbooks I've been through, this was a breath of fresh air. it doesn't read like a text book and actually engages the reader.

If you read the preface etc, you see several folks assisted the author. From time to time the switch in gears makes this somewhat obvious and breaks the flow. Outside of that this would be the first text book I'd take the time to review.
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In case you don't this already, Dalton Conley is a genius. This is an incredibly thoughtful textbook. It is a history, a philosophy and a textbook of sociology. Any general reader interested in sociology can read this. It's full of pictures and other visual mnemonics. Great book. I learned some crucial things from it.
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This book is a very good and easy reader. I am not a big fan of textbooks but this one is really good. It is writting in a way that is easy to understand and using the language that young people use. I red most of it and many times I was roling on the floor because some of the chapters are really funny. The author gives real examples that help to understand the subject and make you realize things around you that you have never pay attention to.I was happy to read this book and I also met the author personally on one of the seminars. he is a young and very educated man , very bussy too.and he know what he is talking about.I would defenatelly recomend this book to students to learn something about sociology.
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I am glad my teacher chose this particular book for our sociology class. This made the sociology concepts easy to understand, and I dare I say, actually interesting! It was not dry and difficult to read like other sociology books I have had to read in the past.
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The author is incredibly personal and humorous. It felt like he was talking directly to me. I would have liked to have kept this book at the end of the semester, but I didn't know I was going to like it so much when I rented it. I read even the chapters we weren't required to read.
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Definitely one of my favorite, if not THE favorite books not this subject I have ever had the pleasure to come across. Even 5 plus years after my initial purchase for class, I still reference it for almost all my papers, have favorite sections tagged, and even find myself re-reading passages as they pertain to conversations I have in my day to day life.
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For a textbook this is fairly entertaining. It's not your typical textbook in the sense that it has some personality, like an actual person wrote it instead of a robot. Unfortunately I couldn't stand the sociology class or the teacher instructing me, but that is not the books fault. I can honestly day that I learned more by reading random parts of this book during the lectures than when I actually payed attention
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By John on December 22, 2012
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This book was ordered as part of a bundle of textbooks needed for the Fall 2012 semester. The books arrived within two days due to my Amazon Prime subscription, and were in brand new condition. I am very satisfied with my order and all of the products have been very useful in my classes this semester. I will continue to buy books from Amazon in the future!
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