9780205286539

Essentials of Sociology : A Down-to-Earth Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205286539

  • ISBN10:

    0205286534

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/1998
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This best selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life. The 8th Edition of this highly regarded text retains all the features that have made previous editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage students without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text can.

Table of Contents

PART I The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
3(30)
Culture
33(28)
Socialization
61(30)
Social Structure and Social Interaction
91(28)
How Sociologists Do Research
119(24)
PART II Social Groups and Social Control
Societies to Social Networks
143(24)
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
167(24)
Deviance and Social Control
191(30)
PART III Social Inequality
Social Stratification in Global Perspective
221(30)
Social Class in Contemporary Society
251(30)
Inequalities of Gender
281(28)
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
309(36)
Inequalities of Age
345(26)
PART IV Social Institutions
The Economy: Money and Work in the Global Village
371(32)
Politics: Power and Authority
403(26)
The Family: Initiation into Society
429(34)
Education: Transferring Knowledge and Skills
463(28)
Religion: Establishing Meaning
491(32)
Medicine: Health and Illness
523(32)
PART V Social Change
Population and Urbanization
555(36)
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
591(26)
Technology, Social Change, and the Environment
617

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