Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Table of Contents

The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
Social Structure and Social Interaction nbsp;
Social Groups and Social Control
Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Deviance and Social Control nbsp;
Social Inequality
Global Stratification
Social Class in the United States
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Inequalities of Gender and Age
Social Institutions
Politics and the Economy
Marriage and Family
Education and Religion
Social Change
Population and Urbanization
Social Change: Technology, Social Movements, and the Environment
The Sociological Perspective
Origins of Sociology
Tradition Versus Science
Auguste Comte and Positivism
Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism
Karl Marx and Class Conflict
Emile Durkheim and Social Integration
Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic
Sexism in Early Sociology
Attitudes of the Time
Harriet Martineau and Early Social Research
Sociology in North America
Early History
The Tension Between Social Reform and Sociological Analysis
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