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The Norton Mix: Readings in Sociology

Nathan Palmer et al.
Pages: 2547
This collection of 225 readings in sociology can be mixed with textbook chapters. Our team of editors started with a list of the most frequently taught essays, and then added their favorite essays for teaching, with an emphasis on twenty-first-century research. Selections include a mix of classics and contemporary research. Read More

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Adams, The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall of American Society
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Adams, Framing Divorce Reform: Media, Morality, and the Politics of Family
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Adler, College Athletes and Role Conflict
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Anderson, Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men's Accounts of Domestic Violence
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Angrosino, On the Bus with Vonnie Lee: Explorations in Life History and Metaphor
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Antonaccio, Attracted to Crime: Exploration of Criminal Motivation among Respondents in Three European Cities
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Becker, Culture: A Sociological View
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Bell, Coal, Identity, and the Gendering of Environmental Justice Activism in Central Appalachia
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Benson, Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime
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Berger, Sociology as an Individual Pastime
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Best, Telling the Truth about Damned Lies and Statistics
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Biblarz, How Does the Gender of Parents Matter?
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Bodvarsson, The Impact of Immigration on a Local Economy: The Case of Dawson County, Nebraska
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Brown, Rituals as Tools of Resistance: From Survival to Liberation
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Brulle, Environmental Discourse and Social Movement Organizations: A Historical and Rhetorical Perspective on the Development of U.S. Environmental Organizations
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Brunson, Gender, Race, and Urban Policing: The Experience of African American Youths
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Catton, A New Ecological Paradigm for Post-Exuberant Sociology
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Cherlin, Promises They Can Keep: Low-Income Women's Attitudes toward Motherhood, Marriage, and Divorce
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Clawson, Money and Politics
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Clawson, Employers Meet Families: Gender, Class and Paid Work Hour Differences among U.S. Medical Workers
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Cohen, Working for the Woman? Female Managers and the Gender Wage Gap
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Coles, Black Single Fathers: Choosing to Parent Full Time
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Collins, Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
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Condron, Disparities Within: Unequal Spending and Achievement in an Urban School District
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Conley, Trajectories
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Copes, The Key to Auto Theft: Emerging Methods of Auto Theft from the Offenders' Perspective
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Davis, Teaching about Inequality: Student Resistance, Paralysis, and Rage
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Davis, Some Principles of Stratification
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Domhoff, Power
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Du Bois, Of Our Spiritual Strivings
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Duneier, From "Sidewalk"
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Dunlap, The Evolution of Environmental Sociology: A Brief History and Assessment of the American Experience
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Durkheim, On the Normality of Crime
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Eckstein, Reasons for Staying in Intimately Violent Relationships: Comparisons of Men and Women and Messages Communicated to Self and Others
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The Economist, Last Rights
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Edin, What Marriage Means
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Ehrenreich, Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Women's Work
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Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
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Eitzen, Big-Time College Sports: Contradictions, Crises, and Consequences
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El Sawy, Yes, I Follow Islam, But I'm Not a Terrorist
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England, Reassessing the Uneven Gender Revolution and Its Slowdown
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Erikson, The Mountain Ethos
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Estacion, Gender Distrust and Intimate Unions among Low-Income Hispanic and African American Women
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Feagin, Contemporary Racial Attitudes and Racial Oppression in Everyday Practice
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Fischer, How Unequal? America's Invisible Policy Choices
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Fischer, What Americans Had: Differences in Living Standards
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Fix, All Under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families in an Era of Reform
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Foreman, In Time of Crisis
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Foster, The Vulnerable Planet
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Freeman, Where Have All the Unions Gone Long Time Passing?
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Freeman, Social Factors Associated with History of Sexual Assault among Ethnically Diverse Adolescents
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Freudenberg, The Macondo Mess
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Gerson, Falling Back on Plan B: The Children of the Gender Revolution Face Uncharted Territory
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Goffman, Performances
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Guber, Environmental Concern and the Politics of Consensus
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Hall, Waitering/Waitressing: Engendering the Work of Table Servers
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Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons
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Harris, India's Sacred Cow
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Hochschild, A Speed-up in the Family
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Hochstetler, Opportunities and Decisions: Interactional Dynamics in Robbery and Burglary Groups
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Holtfreter, Low Self-Control and Fraud Offending
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hooks, Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression
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Kanter, Minorities and Majorities
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Keeling, Police Officer Attitudes toward Muslims and Islam: "Worlds Apart"?
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Kellert, Values
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Kilbourne, "The More You Subtract, the More You Add": Cutting Girls Down to Size
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Kimmel, A Black Woman Took My Job
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Kimmel, Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity
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Kimmel, Ritualized Homosexuality in a Nacirema Subculture
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Kohl, The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Revisited
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Kozol, The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York
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Lareau, Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families
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Lareau, Time, Work, and Family Life: Reconceptualizing Gendered Time Patterns through the Case of Children's Organized Activities
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Lerum, "Precarious Situations" in a Strip Club: Exotic Dancers and the Problem of Reality Maintenance
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Lew, Burden of Acting Neither White nor Black: Asian American Identities and Achievement in Urban Schools
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Lewis, from "Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood"
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Loewen, Abraham Lincoln: The Invisibility of Antiracism in American History Textbooks
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Loewen, Land of Opportunity
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Lorber, "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender
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Lucal, What It Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System
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Manning, The Role of Romantic Partners, Family, and Peer Networks in Dating Couples' Views about Cohabitation
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Mantsios, Class in America–2009
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Marx, Bourgeois and Proletarians
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Massey, How to Build an Underclass
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Massey, The Politics of Segregation and the Isolation of the Ghetto
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McClintock, When Does Race Matter? Race, Sex, and Dating at an Elite University
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McIntosh, White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies
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Mertig, The Environmental Movement in the United States
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Merton, Manifest and Latent Functions
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Messner, Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
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Milkie, Taking on the Second Shift: Time Allocations and Time Pressures of U.S. Parents with Preschoolers
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Miller, Divided We Eat
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Miller, Gender and Victimization Risk among Young Women in Gangs
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Mills, The Power Elite
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Miner, Body Ritual among the Nacirema
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Moore, Racism in the English Language
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Newman, The Job Ghetto
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Norgaard, "We Don't Really Want to Know": Environmental Justice and Socially Organized Denial of Global Warming in Norway
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Oliver, A Story of Two Nations: Race and Wealth
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Pascoe, Dude, You're a Fag: Adolescent Male Homophobia
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Popenoe, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Child Wellbeing: A Cross-National Perspective
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Portes, Should Immigrants Assimilate?
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Postrel, How Can the Marketplace Gauge Fashions?
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Quadagno, Explaining American Exceptionalism
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Reiman, The Sources of Crime
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Ritzer, The "McDonaldization" of Society
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Rivera, Family Cohesion and Its Relationship to Psychological Distress among Latino Groups
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Rutter, Divorce in Research vs. Divorce in Media
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Ryan, Hamburger, French Fries, and Cola
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Sadker, Didn't We Solve This Problem Years Ago?
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Schnaiberg, Treadmill Predispositions and Social Responses: Population, Consumption, and Technological Change
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Short, Less Help for Mother: The Decline in Coresidential Female Support for the Mothers of Young Children, 1880-2000
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Shover, Changing Perceptual Controls and the Criminal Calculus
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Snyder, Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Factory Doors
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Taylor, Mascots, Team Names, and Cultural Sensitivity
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Thompson, Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line
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Umberson, Parenthood, Childlessness, and Well-Being: A Life Course Perspective
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Van Liere, The Social Bases of Environmental Concern: A Review of Hypotheses, Explanations, and Empirical Evidence
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Vanderheiden, Eco-terrorism or Justified Resistance? Radical Environmentalism and the "War on Terror"
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Vedantam, Why the Ideological Melting Pot Is Getting So Lumpy
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Villarreal, Economic Globalization and Women's Employment: The Case of Manufacturing in Mexico
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Waters, Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?
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Wilson, From Institutional to Jobless Ghettos
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Norton, Glossary