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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:'˘ 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.'˘ 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.'˘ Encourages critical thinking: Provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated epistemology.'˘ Presents 'śThe Social World Model'ť 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:'˘ Thirty new boxed features, including the innovative 'Engaging Sociology' and 'Applied Sociologists at Work' features'˘ Three substantially reorganised chapters (2. Examining the Social World, 3. Society and Culture, and 13. Politics and Economics)'˘ 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|
|Population and Urbanization: Living on Spaceship Earth|
|The Process of Change: Can We Make a Difference?|
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