The Dancer's Gift

Sociology in Life

By Meredith Kennedy, Marty E. Zusman, Caroline Schacht, David Knox

Sociology students sometimes ask, "What does sociology have to do with me?" The answer is "Everything," and this novel - a love story - is a unique way of bringing sociological concepts and perspectives into awareness. The Dancer's Gift: Sociology in Life introduces readers to 180 sociological concepts that are cleverly interwoven throughout this story about two lovers: Samantha, a sociology major, and Marcel, a dancer. Storytelling is the creative conversion of life itself to a clearer, more powerful, and more meaningful experience. The stories and characters of this hybrid novel/textbook have been chosen to represent a spectrum of different cultures, socio-economic strata, religions, and ethnicity. The stories cover a range of issues, including marriage and divorce, adultery, education, religion, gender issues, and racism - basically a kaleidoscope of sociology topics are presented as events in the context of a love story.

250 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781897160527