Providing provocative, eye-opening examples that illuminate the relationship between the individual and society, this Eighth Edition of David M. Newman’s and Jodi O'Brian's acclaimed Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings includes a mix of short articles, chapters, and excerpts. In addition to new readings and more coverage of global issues and world religions, the Eighth Edition focuses on sociological theory, methodologies, and history to help students learn how to analyze what they read, as well as understand how research is done and how today's theories developed over time.