Annotated Bibliography: Social Diversity
Society puts labels on people depending on their behavior, and this determines the place of individuals in society influencing the level of life conditions and people’s satisfaction of their life progress.
I. Labels mean the most common thoughts of society that become the characteristic features of certain groups of people.
A. Labels mean individuals’ deviancy in specific sphere.
II. Classification of people takes place according to specific points that emerged in social thought during the course of time.
B. People’s deviancy was accepted as something abnormal, which determined their behavior.
III. Deviance is accepted individually and differently for people of different social layers.
C. Bad habits of common people are not the same for famous actors and actresses.
IV. There are most common factors that determine labels for people, and they are accepted worldwide.
D. Socio-economical, racial, and sub-cultural features are the basis of discrimination.
Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard F. Taylor. Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2008. Print.
Provides a detailed analysis of the situation inside the society and shows the possible similarities and differences between people of different social layers. The book gives a thorough research material upon the main ways to get the better understanding of people belonging to various cultures and social groups.
Clinard, Marshall B., and Robert F. Meier. Sociology of Deviant Behavior. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2011. Print.
Provides a clear perspective of various types of deviant behavior giving the detailed description of sources and results of the behavior. The book emphasizes on the necessity of investigation of the possible ways to prevent to deal and to control different types of deviant behavior for people of different social groups.
Hardman, Michael L., Clifford J. Drew, and M.Winston Egan. Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2011. Print.
The book describes the possible ways to find people’s exceptionality by way of studying their behavior inside the society. It provides thoroughly investigated information on the possible spheres for the better and clearer view upon peoples’ behavior like school, family and community.
Jiobu, Robert M. Ethnicity and Assimilation. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988. Print.
The book gives a term and description of such phenomena in society like ethnicity and assimilation. Discusses the possible interdependence of these two terms and gives a clear investigation results on ethnical studies and assimilation results in the society.
Kuper, Adam. The Social Science Encyclopedia. London: Routledge, 2003. Print
The encyclopedia gives a detailed description of the terms like society, ethnicity, assimilation, social inequality, social diversity and other research related terms. It provides a clear and scientific point of view of the greater part of the sociological phenomena under the investigation.
Lind, Amy, and Stephanie Brzuzy. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. Print.
Discusses the feminist’s attitude to the society and the place of women in it. The book gives a suggestion that women’s place in the society depends mostly on their unique gender characteristics and the level of their sexuality and the features they obtain. The book provides a clear point of view on the problem of labeling people and giving the place in the society on the feminist characteristics.
Mines, Mattison. Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994. Print.
Discusses the dependence of people and their individuality of the society and the back dependence of society upon the people that make it. Shows the difference between the people when they are in society and the time when they let themselves to be individuals. The book shows a clear look of the greater difference between people and their public places along with pertaining their private voices and individuality.
Prasad, Vishwajeet. Consumer Behaviour. New Delhi, India: Gyan Publishing House, 2009. Print.
Provides an idea of the leading effect of people’s behavior that makes it possible to develop the process of labeling people and putting them into various social ranks with the help of the behavioral models and the consumer attitude to the surroundings; including people and relations.
Staum, Martin S. Labeling People: French Scholars on Society, Race, and Empire, 1815-1848. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003. Print.
Gives a clear viewpoint of French scholars that determine the main points that make it possible to label people. The most evident and understandable features that help people to put the labels on each other are race, society and empire issues.