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Principles of Sociology Canadian Perspectives

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12/31/2013
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Summary

Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, third edition, is a concise introduction to sociological theory and Canadian society. In this contributed text, experts from across Canada carefully weave core concepts and theory with the most up-to-date research, historical events, and life-course examples to create a rich learning experience.

Committed to a fresh and contemporary perspective, the new and established expert contributors seamlessly integrate issues shaping Canadian society with those affecting the global community.

New theme boxes explore the links between new media, technology, and social behaviours and introduce students to the latest research trends in sociology. In addition, an expanded discussion of feminist and postmodernist thought and a revamped chapter on sociological theory build on the strong foundation of previous editions.

This new edition preserves the sophistication, writing style, thorough pedagogy, Canadian themes, international scope, and readability that students and professors have praised in past editions. Comprehensive and engaging, Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives is the ideal resource for first-year students beginning their undergraduate studies in sociology.

Author Biography


Lorne Tepperman is professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. Lorne is one of Canada's leading sociologists and the former president of the Canadian Sociological Association. He has authored and edited several sociology texts for OUP Canada. He is currently researching gambling addiction.

Patrizia Albanese is associate professor of sociology at Ryerson University. She is the co-director of the Centre for Children, Youth, and Families at Ryerson and president of the Canadian Sociological Association. Patrizia has authored and edited several texts for OUP Canada. She is currently researching children & childhood; social/family policies; youth; and families.

Table of Contents


Publisher's Preface
Preface
List of Contributors
Part I: Theory and Methodology
List of tables, figures and boxes
Introduction: Why Not Become a Sociologist?
Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese
Introduction
A Definition of Sociology
How Sociology Differs from Other Academic Fields
Conclusion
1. : Sociological Theory and Research Methods
Bruce Arai and Anthony Thomson
Introduction: Why Theory and Methods?
The Birth of Sociology in the Age of Revolution
Emile Durkheim
Karl Marx
Max Weber
Symbolic Interactionism
Conflict Theory
Feminist Sociology
Theory and Research
Research Techniques
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part II: Major Social Processes
2. : Culture and Culture Change
Shyon Baumann
Introduction: Why Study Culture?
What Is Culture?
The Role of Culture in Social Theory
Cultural Realms
Cultural Dynamics
Canadian Culture
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
3. : Being Social
Barbara A. Mitchell
Introduction: What Is Socialization?
Human Behaviour-Nature or Nurture?
Theorizing Socialization
The Family
The Peer Group
Schools
Mass Media
The Life Course, Aging, and Socialization
Socialization Processes: Pawns, Puppets, or Free Agents?
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
4. : Social Organization
Dorothy Pawluch, William Shaffir, and Lorne Tepperman
Introduction
A Functionalist View of Statuses and Roles
Symbolic Interactionism: Roles, Self, Identity
Sets of People, Differently Organized
Cliques
Bureaucracies
How Bureaucracies Actually Work
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
5. : Deviance
Vincent F. Sacco and Alicia D. Horton
Introduction
What Is Deviance?
Deviance as a Sociological Concept
Researching Deviance
The Sociology of Deviant Behaviour
Making Sense of the 'Facts' of Deviant Behaviour
The Sociology of Deviant Categories
Deviance and Post-modernism
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part III: Types of Social Inequality
6. : Class, Status, and Social Inequality
Ann D. Duffy and Sara J. Cumming
Introduction
Class and Status Inequalities in Sociological Thought
Understanding Poverty
Policies to Address Poverty
Conclusion: Social and Economic Inequalities-Future Trends
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
7. : Gender and Sexuality
Janet Siltanen, Andrea Doucet, and Patrizia Albanese
Introduction: Gender, Sexuality, and You
Gender and Sexuality as Critical Vantage Points
Living Gendered Lives
Conclusion: On to the Future . . . Gender Relations and Social Change
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
8. : Ethnic and Race Relations
Nikolaos I. Liodakis
Introduction
Defining Ethnicity and Race
Building a Nation or Two: Canada's Development through Immigration
The New Mosaic: Recent Canadian Immigration Trends
Multiculturalism and Its Critics
Prejudice and Racism
Culturalism and Political Economy: Explaining Socio-economic Inequalities
From the Vertical to the Colour-Coded Mosaic
Differentials within Ethnic and Racialized Groups: The Roles of Class, Gender, and Place of Birth
Conclusion: The Future of Race and Ethnicity
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part IV: Social Institutions
9. : Families and Personal Life
Maureen Baker
Introduction
Family Variations
Explaining Family Patterns and Practices
Recent Issues in Canadian Families
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
10. : Education
Terry Wotherspoon
Introduction
The Changing Face of Education
Alternative Accounts of Educational Growth and Development
Educational Participants
Educational Policy, Politics, and Ideologies
Education, Work, and Families
Educational Opportunities and Inequalities
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
11. : Work and the Economy
Pamela Sugiman
Introduction
World Economic Systems
The Global Economy
The Capitalist Economy: Where People Work
The Social Organization of Work Today
The Changing Face of Labour: Diversity among Workers
Workers' Coping and Resistance: The Struggle for Dignity and Rights
Conclusion: Work in the Future, Our Future as Workers
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
12. : Health Issues
Juanne Clarke
Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives
The Sociology of Health, Illness, Disease, and Sickness
Sociology of Medicine
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
13. : Religion in Canada
Lori G. Beaman
Introduction
Religion in Profile
Definitions of Religion
New Religious Movements
Theories of Religion and Society
The Quiet Revolution
Religion and Law
Religion and Gender
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
14. : Politics and Social Movements
Randle Hart, Howard Ramos, Karen Stanbridge, John Veugelers
Introduction
Power
The State
Cultural and Social Processes
Institutional Processes
Transnationalism
What Is a Social Movement?
Theoretical Approaches
The Analysis of Social Movements
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part V: Canadian Society and the Global Context
15. : Globalization and Social Change
Liam Swiss
Introduction
Convergence vs. Divergence
Sociological Approaches to Globalization
Global Flows
Conclusion: Convergence, Divergence, and Social Change
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
16. : Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Cheryl Teelucksingh
Introduction
Demographic Indicators
Development of Canadian Cities
Cities and Perspectives on the Environment
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
17. : Mass Media and Communication
David Young
Introduction
Sociological Theories of the Media
Political Economy of the Media
Cultural Studies of the Media
The Internet: Extending Political Economy and Cultural Studies
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Glossary
References
Index


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