9780205292998

Essentials of Sociology : A Down-to-Earth Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205292998

  • ISBN10:

    0205292992

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Summary

Remains shorter and less expensive than the big book. Retains the down-to-earth friendly, accessible writing style so praised by adopters of the second edition and their students. Includes two chapters on social stratification, as in the big book. Contains extensive multicultural and global coverage. The boxes on the immigrant experience take the reader to the cutting edge of one of the most important events occurring in the United States. Contains six different types of boxes, Our Multicultural Society, A Global Glimpse, Down-to-Earth Sociology, Thinking Critically About Social Controversy, The Immigrant Experience, Sociology and the New Technology.

Table of Contents

PART I The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
2(32)
Culture
34(22)
Socialization
56(22)
Social Structure and Social Interaction
78(24)
PART II Social Groups and Social Control
Social Groups and Formal Organizations
102(26)
Deviance and Social Control
128(24)
PART III Social Inequality
Social Stratification in Global Perspective
152(24)
Social Class in the United States
176(28)
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
204(34)
Inequalities of Gender and Age
238(32)
PART IV Social Institutions
Politics and the Economy
270(26)
Marriage and Family
296(30)
Education and Religion
326(30)
PART V Social Change
Population and Urbanization
356(30)
Social Change: Technology, Social Movements, and the Environment
386

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