9780321002105

Society in Focus : An Introduction to Sociology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321002105

  • ISBN10:

    0321002105

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/1998
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Summary

Uses a unique critical analysis of the mass media to help students learn sociological concepts and methods. Hardback text at a paperback price.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents v
Sociological Focus Boxes xii
Preface xv
PART I The Sociological Perspective
Discovering Sociology
3(30)
Doing Sociology
33(34)
PART II The Social Framework
Culture
67(30)
Socialization
97(34)
Society and Social Interaction
131(28)
Social Groups and Organizations
159(24)
PART III Social Differentiation and Inequality
Deviance and Conformity
183(34)
Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System
217(28)
Global Stratification
245(30)
Race and Ethnicity
275(32)
Sex and Gender
307(34)
Age and the Elderly
341(30)
PART IV Social Institutions
Families
371(28)
Education
399(34)
Religion
433(32)
Politics and War
465(28)
The Economy and Work
493(34)
Health and Medicine
527(32)
PART V Social Change
Population, Urbanization, and Ecology
559(32)
Social Change and the Future
591(28)
Glossary 619(10)
Bibliography 629(34)
Credits 663(4)
Name Index 667(8)
Subject Index 675

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