If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now


  • Author: Christopher Ingraham
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 4126181 Bytes


An NPR Best Book of the YearThe hilarious, charming, and candid story of writer Christopher Ingraham’s decision to uproot his life and move his family to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, population 1,400—the community he made famous as “the worst place to live in America” in a story he wrote for the Washington Post.Like so many young American couples, Chris Ingraham and his wife Briana were having a difficult time making ends meet as they tried to raise their twin boys in the East Coast suburbs.  One day, Chris – in his role as a “data guy” reporter at the Washington Post – stumbled on a study that would change his life.  It was a ranking of America’s 3,000+ counties from ugliest to most scenic. He quickly scrolled to the bottom...

Even This I Get to Experience
Score: 4.5
From 56 Ratings

Even This I Get to Experience


  • Author: Norman Lear
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 11721588 Bytes


"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written… An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)In my ninety-plus years I’ve lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created, or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People For the American Way; was labeled the “no. 1 enemy of the American family” by Jerry Falwell; made it onto Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List”; was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President Clinton; purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it for ten years in all fifty states; blew a fort...

Experience Sociology

Experience Sociology


  • Author : Croteau
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Genre: Sociology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1259255719


Experience Sociology Book Description :

Makes the familiar new. Using a contemporary framework of culture-structure-power, this book helps students learn to apply sociological concepts through familiar lenses....

Experience Sociology

Experience Sociology


  • Author : William Hoynes
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1259405230


Experience Sociology Book Description :

Experience Sociology has set the new standard for teaching Introductory Sociology. Approaching sociology through the key concepts of culture, structure, and power, the program enables students to see sociology everywhere, and make the familiar new. Presented in an accessible and engaging way that brings theory and sociological concepts together, students move beyond their individual perspective to gain a true sociological perspective. Connect, the proven online experience, adapts to the student’s learning needs, enhancing the understanding of topics and developing their sociological imagination....

School Experience

School Experience


  • Author : Peter Woods
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351819329


School Experience Book Description :

First published in 1977, this volume brings together a range of viewpoints, informed by reports of empirical research, which bear on the experience of school. Each chapter demonstrates the application of the ‘new sociology of education’ in its various guises to the world of teachers and pupils. In doing so, they exemplify the fields of investigation opened up by these theoretical developments, and also suggest directions ahead. The tensions in the articles reflect the tensions that existed in the sociology of education. By bringing them together, the aim of this volume is to contribute to a more soundly based sociology of education....

Sociology for Education Studies

Sociology for Education Studies


  • Author : Catherine A. Simon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429673559


Sociology for Education Studies Book Description :

Sociology for Education Studies provides a fresh look at the sociology of education, focusing on themes such as habitus, hegemony and intersectionality. It supports students in applying sociological theory to their own educational experiences and developing an understanding of why social orders appear to be predetermined, why the state continues to create education policy in certain forms and, crucially, how to make it better. The book explores the multi-faceted perspectives that influence the sociology of education and presents examples of the applications of sociology to a wide variety of different educational contexts, including education in schools and in the community. Chapters cover topics such as: Morality, education and social order Spaces of...

The Social Experience

The Social Experience


  • Author : James Wilfrid Vander Zanden
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Sociology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0394365798


The Social Experience Book Description :

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Sociology  Ethnomethodology and Experience

Sociology Ethnomethodology and Experience


  • Author : Mary F. Rogers
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1983-11-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521274095


Sociology Ethnomethodology and Experience Book Description :

In this volume, first published in 1983, Professor Rogers examines the usefulness of a phenomenological approach to sociology. Her broad purpose is to demonstrate the theoretical and methodological advantages phenomenological sociology holds. Thus she offers a selective, introductory exposition of phenomenology, highlighting its relevance for social scientists and undercutting the notion of phenomenology as a non-scientific, subjective, or esoteric method of study....

Experiencing Multiple Realities

Experiencing Multiple Realities


  • Author : Marius Ion Benţa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351811798


Experiencing Multiple Realities Book Description :

This book offers a theoretical investigation into the general problem of reality as a multiplicity of ‘finite provinces of meaning’, as developed in the work of Alfred Schutz. A critical introduction to Schutz’s sociology of multiple realities as well as a sympathetic re-reading and reconstruction of his project, Experiencing Multiple Realities traces the genesis and implications of this concept in Schutz’s writings before presenting an analysis of various ways in which it can shed light on major sociological problems, such as social action, social time, social space, identity, or narrativity....

Applied Sociology

Applied Sociology


  • Author : Neil Thompson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351809122


Applied Sociology Book Description :

Sociology offers fascinating insights into social life that tell us so much about people and society. But what can we do with those insights? How can we put them to good use? That is exactly what this book is all about. It explores the practical value of sociology, how sociological understanding can be of help in a variety of settings. Neil Thompson’s wealth of experience in using sociology in practice comes shining through in this clearly written and accessible text that succeeds in conveying complex ideas without oversimplifying them. Key concepts are explained and clear links are drawn with how the ideas can be used to inform professional practice and cast light on a wide range of situations across all sectors of working life, and in our persona...

The Social Construction of Reality
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Social Construction of Reality


  • Author : Peter L. Berger
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453215463


The Social Construction of Reality Book Description :

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy....