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The Forest and the Trees


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Introduction: Life, Practice, and Promise
1 The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing
2 Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life
3 The Structures of Social Life
4 Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place
5 Us, It, and Social Interaction
6 Things Are Not What They Seem
7 Sociology as Worldview: Where White Privilege Came From
Epilogue: Who Are We Really?


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An updated exploration of sociology as a way of thinking

About the Author

Allan G. Johnson is a nationally recognized sociologist, nonfiction author, novelist, and public speaker best known for his work on issues of privilege and oppression, especially in relation to gender and race. He is the author of numerous books, including The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (Temple) and Privilege, Power, and Difference. His work has been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies. Visit him online at www.agjohnson.us and follow his blog at www.agjohnson.wordpress.com.


"There is no better book to help college students understand the sociological mindset."-Terence J. McGinn, The University of Michigan

"I love The Forest and the Trees. And, honestly, if there was not a new edition, I am not sure how I would teach my introduction to sociology course. My students often comment that it was the best book in a class they have ever read. I cannot sing the praises of The Forest and the Trees enough!"-Marisol Clark-Ibanez, Associate Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Marcos

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