1. Everyday Life in Our Wired World.
2. Sociology’s Encyclopedia.
3. Does Postmodernism Make You Mad? or, Did You Flunk Statistics?.
4. Adventures in Capitalism.
5. Girl Talk.
6. Virtually, a Sociology!.
"This is a bold, innovative work; a powerful study that attests to the cultural construction of the virtual and ‘real’ self in an often terrifying post-industrial world. Ben Agger is America’s leading sociological theorist in the critical school tradition. Classical and contemporary sociological theory ignored the issues he addresses in this book: namely how the self is embedded in technology. Agger corrects this oversight, and in the process has written a book that belongs on the shelf of all serious students of self, the media, culture, and the organization of everyday life." – Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The Virtual Self explores the many challenges posed by ‘virtuality’ for ethical, political, and social analysis. Agger mobilizes a wide-ranging style of intertextual criticism that engagingly illustrates why virtual selves and network societies must become a new focus for contemporary social research. His accessible approach and conversational style make this an ideal book for courses in several different disciplines." – Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Introduces students to concepts of the self and society in an age of rapid technology and high speed communication
- Examines the relationship between everyday life and social structure in key domains of communication, personality, work/family, leisure and entertainment, and economics
- Written in a lively, engaging style for readers without a sociological background