Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts

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Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract? Does haste make waste or should you strike while the iron is hot? Adages like thesea€”or conventional wisdomsa€”shape our social life. This Fifth Edition of Second Thoughts reviews several popular beliefs and notes how such adages cannot be taken at face value. This unique text encourages students to step back and sharpen their analytic focus with 24 essays that use social research to expose the gray areas of commonly held beliefs, revealing the complexity of social reality and sharpening studentsa€™ sociological vision.NEWS: CYBERBULLYING. Embedded in the many events discussed in this essay is a central sociological question. In light of new technologies, who is a social actor? Is the title restricted to another living, breathing human being? Or can it beanbsp;...

Title:Second Thoughts
Author:Janet M. Ruane, Karen A. Cerulo
Publisher:SAGE - 2011-06-07


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