Our Social World; Introduction to Sociology, 3e Media Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/25/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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The Third Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent textbook that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. Key Features: #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; 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. #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; Illustrates the practical side of sociology: Boxes highlight careers and volunteer opportunities for those with a background in sociology as well as policy issues that sociologists influence. #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; Encourages critical thinking: Provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated epistemology. #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; Presents #xE2;#xAC;SThe Social World Model#xE2;#xAC; in each chapter: This visually-compelling organizing framework opens each chapter and helps students understand the interrelatedness of core concepts. New to the Third Edition: #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; Thirty new boxed features, including the innovative 'Engaging Sociology' and 'Applied Sociologists at Work' features #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; Three substantially reorganised chapters (2. Examining the Social World, 3. Society and Culture, and 13. Politics and Economics) #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; 315 entirely new references and 120 new photos.

Table of Contents

Understanding Our Social World
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: What Are We Learning?
Religion:The Meaning of Sacred Meaning
Politics and Economics: Penetrating Power and Privilege
Medicine: An Anatomy of Health and Illness
Social Dynamics
Population and Urbanization: Living on Spaceship Earth
The Process of Change: Can We Make a Difference?
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