Our Social World; Condensed Version

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  • Copyright: 11/20/2009
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
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Our Condensed Social World introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world in a concise format. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Condensed Social World presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.Features of this brief edition:- Offers a strong global focus: A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro world.- Deep Learning Approach: Encourages Students to think critically about the social world- Presents 'œThe Social World Model' in each chapter: This organizing framework helps students understand the interrelatedness of core concepts.

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
Stratification: Rich and Famous-or Rags and Famine?
Race and Ethnic Group Stratification: Beyond "We" and "They"
Gender Stratification: She/He-Who Goes First?
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?
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