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Seeing Sociology : An Introduction

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7/12/2010
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Summary

With SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, respected author and award-winning professor Joan Ferrante offers an exciting and fresh introduction to sociology in which the visual and text narratives are profoundly interwoven. Sociology?s relevance to daily life is illustrated through the use of everyday images and pictures. These ?SocScenes? allow students to read about and visually apply sociological concepts. The easy-to-manage, modular table of contents allows for flexibility and synthesis of information.

Table of Contents

The Sociological Imagination
What is Sociology?
Social Facts
The Sociological Imagination
The Emergence of Sociology
The Early Sociologists
Sociological Theory
Research Design
Steps of Social Research
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
Culture
Culture
Material and Nonmaterial Culture
Cultural Diversity
Encountering Cultures
Cultural Diffusion
Applying Theory: Global Society Theories
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: How Does a Foreign Practice Take Root?
Socialization
Socialization
Nature and Nurture
The Social Self
The Life Course and Transitions
Agents of Socialization
Applying Theory: the Three Perspectives
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: to Whom do Americans Talk About Important Matters?
Social Structures
Defining Social Structure
Division of Labor and Social Networks
Formal Organizations
The Effects of Size
Rationalization and McDonaldization
Workplaces
Applying Theory: Dramaturgy and Emotional Labor
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: How Do Organizations Promote Altruistic Behavior?
Constructing Reality
Definition of the Situation
Attribution Theory
Dramaturgical Approach
Ethnomethodology
Reference Groups
Ingroups and Outgroups
Applying Theory: Phenomenology
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: How Does On-Line Dating Shape Intimate Relationships?
Deviance
Defining Deviance
Mechanisms of Social Control
Labeling Theory
Differential Association
Structural Strain Theory
Medicalization of Deviance
Crime
Applying Theory: Poststructural Theories: Foucault's Disciplinary Society
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: Can Gangs Have a Purpose?
Social Stratification
Conceptualizing Social Stratification
Social Class
Global Inequality
Responses to Global Inequality
Inequality
Poverty and Its Functions
The Truly Disadvantaged in the U.S.
Applying Theory: Critical Social Theory
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: How Do Food Menus Reflect Social Class?
Race and Ethnicity
Race
Ethnic Groups
Classifying Race and Ethnicity
Minority Groups
Racism
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation, Integration, and Pluralism
Applying Theory: the Three Perspectives
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: Why Do Some People Give Inconsistent Answers to Race Questions?
Gender
Sex and Gender
Gender Polarization and Life Chances
Gender Stratification
Gender Socialization
Sexuality and Sexual Orientation
Sexism and Feminism
Applying Theory: the Three Perspectives
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: How Do We Document and Explain the Global-Scale Subordination of Women?
Economics and Politics
Economic Systems
The U.S. Economy
Multinational and Global Corporations
Power and Authority
Forms of Government
Imperialism and Related Concepts
Applying Theory: Global Society Theories
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: Do Internet Skills Increase Wages?
Families and Caregiving
Defining Family
Family Structures in Three Countries
Family Structures in the United States
Sexual Stratification
Intergenerational Family Relationships
Who Needs and Gives Care?
Applying Theory: Critical Social Theory
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: What Does it Mean to be Single?
Education and Religion
Education
The Curriculum
Learning Environments
Costs and Rewards of Higher Education
Religion
Civil Religion and Fundamentalism
Applying Theory: Contemporary Theoretical Syntheses
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: What Does "Acting White" Mean to Low-Income Minority Youth?
The Changing Environment
Social Change
Human Societies and Carbon Footprints
Population Dynamics
Social Movements
Environmental Sociology
Applying Theory: Rational Choice Theory
Summary: Putting it All Together and Can You Top This Photo?
The Research Question: Should We Drill for Oil in Alaska?
Sociology in Forefront
Human-Animal Relationships
Commercialization of Childhood
Tattoos and Body Piercing as Expressions of Identity
Assessing a Public Health Policy
Gender Transitions in the Workplace
Stepping Outside Comfort Zones
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