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Thomas Oatley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Table of Contents
|The Sociological Approach|
|The Sociological Perspective|
|Assumptions of the Sociological Perspective|
|Problems with the Sociological Perspective|
|The Historical Development of Sociology|
|Sociological Methods: The Craft of Sociology|
|A Closer Look: Sociological Questions|
|Research Methods: Minimizing Bias|
|The Structure of Social Groups|
|The Micro Level|
|A Closer Look: The Effects of the New Technology on Social Interaction|
|The Societal or Macro Level|
|Diversity: The Societal Reaction to Gay Marriages|
|The Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict|
|Social Systems: Order and Conflict|
|Research Methods: Social Scientists and Values|
|Synthesis of the Order and Conflict Models|
|A Closer Look: The Fragmentation of U S Society|
|A Closer Look: Division and Violence in India|
|The Use of the Order and Conflict Models in This Book|
|The Individual In Society: Society In The Individual|
|Culture: The Knowledge That People Share|
|A Closer Look: Is the United States Culturally Superior?|
|A Closer Look: Cultural Time|
|The Globalization of Culture|
|Globalization: The Increasing Domination of the English Language|
|A Closer Look: The Negative Consequences of Overemphasizing Competition in Sport|
|Research Methods: Participant Observation|
|Values from the Order and Conflict Perspectives|
|The Personality as a Social Product|
|A Closer Look: Learning to Hate|
|A Closer Look: What Is the Impact of Violence in the Media on Youth?|
|Similarities and Differences Among the Members of Society|
|Agents of Ideological Social Control|
|Diversity: The Amish and Social Control|
|Agents of Direct Social Control|
|A Closer Look: Government Control in Singapore|
|Social Control in the Private Sector: Implications for Contemporary Social Life|
|A Closer Look: The Internet and the Shrinking Zone of Privacy|
|Social Control from the Order and Conflict Perspectives|
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