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Tables of Contents for Talking Sociology
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
xi
 
Introduction
Murder and Martyrdom
1
240
The Social Order
6
1
The Libertarian Point of View
6
3
The Conservative Point of View
9
2
The Social Democratic Point of View
11
2
The Structure of the Text
13
5
For Further Study
16
1
Notes and References
17
1
Culture: Is Violent Entertainment Harmful?
18
18
The Conservative Point of View
22
2
The Social Democratic Point of View
24
2
The Libertarian Point of View
26
2
Violent Entertainment and Social Research
28
3
Culture and Violent Entertainment
31
5
Questions
33
1
For Further Study
34
1
Notes and References
34
2
Socialization: Should Parents Be Allowed to Hit Their Children However They Wish?
36
17
The Social Democratic Point of View
41
2
The Conservative Point of View
43
2
The Libertarian Point of View
45
1
Spanking and Social Research
46
3
Spanking and the Socialization Process
49
4
Questions
50
1
For Further Study
50
1
Notes and References
51
2
Deviance and Social Control: Should Drug Use Be Legalized?
53
17
The Conservative Point of View
58
2
The Libertarian Point of View
60
1
The Social Democratic Point of View
61
2
Marijuana and Social Research
63
2
Social Control, Deviance, and Drug Use
65
5
Questions
66
1
For Further Study
67
1
Notes and References
67
3
Human Sexuality: Is Adultery Wrong?
70
19
The Conservative Point of View
77
2
The Social Democratic Point of View
79
2
The Libertarian Point of View
81
1
Sexuality and Social Research
82
3
Human Sexuality, Adultery, and Society
85
4
Questions
86
1
For Further Study
87
1
Notes and References
87
2
Economy and Stratification: Is Global Free Trade Harmful?
89
22
The Libertarian Point of View
97
2
The Social Democratic Point of View
99
2
The Conservative Point of View
101
3
Global Free Trade and Social Research
104
2
Global Free Trade and the Economy
106
5
Questions
108
1
For Further Study
109
1
Notes and References
109
2
Gender Roles and Sexual Stratification: Is Marriage Detrimental to Women?
111
20
The Social Democratic Point of View
117
3
The Conservative Point of View
120
3
The Libertarian Point of View
123
2
Marriage and Social Research
125
2
Gender Roles and Marriage
127
4
Questions
128
1
For Further Study
129
1
Notes and References
129
2
Race and Ethnicity: Should Minorities Be Given Preferential Treatment in Admission to Higher Education and Hiring?
131
21
The Social Democratic Point of View
139
2
The Libertarian Point of View
141
2
The Conservative Point of View
143
2
Race, Public Policy, and Social Research
145
2
Race and Affirmative Action
147
5
Questions
149
1
For Further Study
149
1
Notes and References
150
2
Family: Who Should Be Allowed to Adopt?
152
19
The Libertarian Point of View
157
2
The Conservative Point of View
159
3
The Social Democratic Point of View
162
2
Adoption and Social Research
164
3
Adoption and the Family
167
4
Questions
168
1
For Further Study
168
1
Notes and References
169
2
Nation and State: Should the United States Have Open Borders?
171
18
The Conservative Point of View
176
2
The Social Democratic Point of View
178
2
The Libertarian Point of View
180
2
Immigration and Social Research
182
3
Nation and Immigration
185
4
Questions
186
1
For Further Study
186
1
Notes and References
187
2
Work and Organizations: Should Employers Investigate Their Employees' Private Lives?
189
20
The Libertarian Point of View
196
1
The Social Democratic Point of View
197
2
The Conservative Point of View
199
1
Social Control and Social Research
200
5
Work and Organizational Control
205
1
Questions
205
1
For Further Study
206
1
Notes and References
206
3
Health: Are Americans Too Fat?
209
19
The Libertarian Point of View
216
1
The Conservative Point of View
217
1
The Social Democratic Point of View
218
2
Obesity and Social Research
220
4
Government Action, Public Health, and Obesity
224
4
Questions
225
1
For Further Study
225
1
Notes and References
226
2
Social Movements/Collective Behavior: Can Civil Disobedience Be Justified?
228
13
The Libertarian Point of View
233
1
The Social Democratic Point of View
234
2
The Conservative Point of View
236
2
Moral Development and Social Research
238
1
Social Movements and Civil Disobedience
239
2
Questions
240
1
For Further Study
241
1
Notes and References
241