9781412987271

Our Social World : Condensed Version

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412987271

  • ISBN10:

    141298727X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/26/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

In this brief text, two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage students√ development of their sociological imaginations through role-taking. Assuming the role of a child living in poverty in India or of a member of an African tribe, students learn to re-envision their global society. An innovative, integrated framework provides core sociological concepts, while features such as Contributing to Our Social World enable students to ŰdoŲ public sociology. Our Social World: Condensed Version presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

Table of Contents

Understanding Our Social World: The Scientific Study of Society
Sociology: a Unique Way to View the World
Examining the Social World: How Do We Know?
Social Structure, Processes, and Control
Society and Culture: Hardware and Software of Our Social World
Socialization: Becoming Human and Humane
Interaction, Groups, and Organizations: Connections That Work
Deviance and Social Control: Sickos, Perverts, Freaks, and Folks Like Us
Inequality
Stratification: Rich and Famous-or Rags and Famine?
Race and Ethnic Group Stratification: Beyond ‚«£We‚«† and ‚«£They‚«†
Gender Stratification: She/He-Who Goes First?
Institutions
Family: Partner Taking, People Making, and Contract Breaking
Education and Religion: Asking ‚«£What?‚«† and ‚«£Why?‚«†
Politics and Economics: Penetrating Power and Privilege
Social Dynamics
Population and Health: Living on Spaceship Earth
The Process of Change: Can We Make a Difference?
References
Glossary
Index
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