Title Power and Everyday Practices, 2/e
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Author Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, Mark P. Thomas
ISBN 9781487588229
List price USD 79.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 464
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Reviews:

“The second edition of Power and Everyday Practices is a crucial addition to writing on everyday life and social power in the best tradition of C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination. It provides crucial tools for developing critical thinking skills and for reversing the gaze so that we centre our critical analysis not on the oppressed as social problems but instead on the social organization of power in the centre, including normality, whiteness, settler colonialism, heterosexuality, and more. This book covers diverse terrains of struggle and is a crucial text not only for students in the classroom but also for activists in their communities.”

Gary Kinsman, author of The Regulation of Desire, co-author of The Canadian War on Queers, queer liberation and anti-capitalist activist, and professor emeritus, Department of Sociology, Laurentian University

 

“This book makes evident the value of the sociological imagination in a world that is both banal and tumultuous. Power and Everyday Practices is an exceptionally coherent, engaging collection that invites students to take up key conceptual tools for making sense of and intervening in the power relations that shape their identities and their experiences. It offers a sociology that is not just about but for everyday life.”

Mary Louise Adams, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University


Description:

This unique and innovative text provides undergraduate students with tools to think sociologically through the lens of everyday life. Normative social organization and taken-for-granted beliefs and actions are exposed as key mechanisms of power and social inequality in Western societies today. By “unpacking the centre” students are encouraged to turn their social worlds inside out and explore alternatives to the dominant social order.

The second edition is divided into three parts. Part one teaches students how to use theory and methodology, which are blended seamlessly throughout the text. It shows how to position
Michel Foucault and Karl Marx as companions to theorists such as Stuart Hall, while signalling the importance of non-Western and Indigenous knowledges, experiences, and rights. In part two, students explore—and challenge—normativity in relation to the body, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, aging, and citizenship. In part three, chapters critique everyday practices such as thinking scientifically, practising self-help, going shopping, managing money, buying coffee, talking about Indigeneity, and travelling as a tourist.

Each chapter includes thought-provoking exercises, study questions, and key terms that link to the volume’s comprehensive glossary. Instructors are provided PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and a list of online resources that make the book adaptable to online and blended learning environments.


Contents:

List of Figures

List of Text Boxes

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Unpacking the Centre (Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas)

 

Part One: Foundations (Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas)

Chapter 1. Thinking about Power (Deborah Brock)

Chapter 2. Assembling Our Tool Kit: Interrogating Representations and Discourses (Andrea M. Noack and Aryn Martin)

 

Part Two: The Centre, Normalization, and Power (Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas)

Chapter 3. Fashioning the Normal Body (Anne McGuire and Kelly Fritsch)

Chapter 4. Trans/gender (Dan Irving)

Chapter 5. Thinking “Straight” (Alix Holtby)

Chapter 6. Whiteness Invented (Melanie Knight)

Chapter 7. Being “Middle Class”? (Mark P. Thomas)

Chapter 8. Growing Up, Growing Old (Rebecca Raby)

Chapter 9. Citizenship and Borders (Nandita Sharma)

 

Part Three: Everyday Practices (Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas)

Chapter 10. Science and the “Matter” of Power (Aryn Martin)

Chapter 11. Are You “Normal”? (Heidi Rimke and Deborah Brock)

Chapter 12. Going Shopping: The Politics of Everyday Consumption (Dennis Soron)

Chapter 13. Are You Financially Fit? (Mary-Beth Raddon)

Chapter 14. Let’s Get a Coffee (Gavin Fridell and Erika Koss)

Chapter 15. Indigenous Youth: Representing Themselves (Margot Francis)

Chapter 16. Being a Tourist (Gada Mahrouse)

 

Conclusion (Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas)

Glossary

Contributors

Index


About the Editors:

Deborah Brock is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Aryn Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Rebecca Raby is a professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University.

Mark P. Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.


Target Audience:

People interested in sociology, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, aging, and citizenship.

 

 
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