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

Dalton Conley s groundbreaking non textbook teaches students how to think like sociologists Students learn how to use their sociological imaginations to debunk conventional wisdom With a strong emphasis on concepts, You May Ask Yourself challenges students to use sociological methods to evaluate facts about their social worlds by making the familiar strange.
You May Ask Yourself An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist Dalton Conley s groundbreaking non textbook teaches students how to think like sociologists Students learn how to use their sociological imaginations to debunk conventional wisdom With a strong emphas

  • Title: You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist
  • Author: Dalton Conley
  • ISBN: 9780393927603
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist”

    1. I read this as a textbook for class, and I really appreciated the depth that it lent to my understanding of current sociological issues. I was disappointed that I only rented it, because I imagine I'll want to refer back to it for some pertinent statistic or quote.

    2. I found his concepts riveting, especially for someone who is just learning about sociology. If you want to better understand how our society functions, why things are set up the way they are now as far as minority inequalities go, I would recommend it. It's not a light read, however.

    3. (Read for my Sociology Class)-I'm admittedly not terribly interested in Sociology. There are some aspects that I believe are worth exploring, but mostly I felt as if I were wasting my time debating things that could never reach a conclusion. I understand the importance of self-awareness, but couldn't bring myself to LOVE the class. - That being said, this text was very well written. I wish all of my texts were written this way. The author used "plain english" to describe concepts and it was comp [...]

    4. I hated this book with a passion as a college freshman. The author tries so hard to sound cool and up to date, by simplifying every concept he comes across. (The descriptions for culture jamming were so cringe-worthy.) He made the social sciences sound like its goal was to define every phenomena with a pompous term (who the hell thought up of "culture jamming"?!). Completely turned me off from considering Sociology as a major. On the other hand, the design of the book was great. Colorful and eng [...]

    5. As far as textbooks go, this one isn't half bad. However, the author occasionally tries too hard to be "cool" about some stuff. This book does, however, really teach you how to think critically about the society around you. It also uses some pretty good examples from more recent history. If you're interested in sociology I would highly recommend this book (primarily because there aren't many great alternatives.)

    6. As far as textbooks go, this one's a winner. Conley seems like a great guy. For the most part he does a good job explaining concepts and uses great examples. I read this for an intro level sociology class (which I loved) and actually enjoyed the assigned readings. Dorky, I know.

    7. Great readable introductory text to sociology; in particular breaks down basic sociological texts/theories in understandable ways.

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