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OurÂ Condensed Social WorldÂ 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 'The 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|
|Population and Health: Living on Spaceship Earth|
|The Process of Change: Can We Make a Difference?|
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