Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition
by Michele Dillon
Wiley-Blackwell (February 2014)
From the publisher: The extensively revised and updated second edition combines carefully chosen primary quotes with wide-ranging discussion and everyday illustrative examples to provide an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary sociological theory.
by William V. D'Antonio, Michele Dillon, and Mary L. Gautier
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013
excerpt from book cover:American Catholics in Transition reports on five surveys carried out at six year intervals over a period of 25 years, from 1987 to 2011. The surveys are national probability samples of American Catholics, age 18 and older, now including four generations of Catholics. Over these twenty five years, the authors have found significant changes in Catholics’ attitudes and behavior as well as many enduring trends in the explanation of Catholic identity. Generational change helps explain many of the differences. Many millennial Catholics continue to remain committed to and active in the Church, but there are some interesting patterns of difference within this generation. Hispanic Catholics are more likely than their non-Hispanic peers to emphasize social justice issues such as immigration reform and concern for the poor; and while Hispanic millennial women are the most committed to the Church, non-Hispanic millennial women are the least committed to Catholicism.
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Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century
by Michele Dillon
excerpt from book cover: Combining carefully chosen primary quotes with extensive discussion and everyday illustrative examples, this book provides an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary theory. It uses a wide range of newspaper examples to illustrate the relevance to sociological theory; contains excerpts from theorists’ primary texts; includes chapter-specific glossaries of all theoretical concepts discussed in the book; includes short biographies and historical timelines of significant events that provide context to various theorists’ ideas; and incorporates a range of pedagogical features. The supporting website includes multiple choice and essay questions, PowerPoint slides, a quotation bank, and other background materials.
In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change
by Michele Dillon and Paul Wink
University of California Press, 2007
excerpt from book cover:In the Course of a Lifetime provides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans over the course of their lives. The book draws from a unique sixty-year-long study of close to two hundred mostly Protestant and Catholic men and women who were born in the 1920s and interviewed in adolescence, and again in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and late 1990s. Woven throughout with rich, intimate life stories, the book presents and analyzes a wide range of data from this study on the participants' religious and spiritual journeys. A testament to the vibrancy of religion in the United States, In the Course of a Lifetime provides an illuminating and sometimes surprising perspective on how individual lives have intersected with cultural change throughout the decades of the twentieth century.