9780205360857

Society in Focus : An Introduction to Sociology (with Contentselect)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205360857

  • ISBN10:

    0205360858

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This specially priced comprehensive introductory text emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere, and the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society.

Table of Contents

I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.

1. Discovering Sociology.

2. Doing Sociology.

II. THE SOCIAL FRAMEWORK.

3. Culture.

4. Socialization.

5. Society and Social Interaction.

6. Groups and Formal Organizations.

III. SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND INEQUALITY.

7. Deviance and Conformity.

8. Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System.

9. Global Stratification and Inequality.

10. Race and Ethnicity.

11. Sex and Gender.

12. Age and the Elderly.

IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

13. Families.

14. Education.

15. Religion.

16. Politics and Government.

17. The Economy and Work.

18. Health and Medicine.

V. SOCIAL CHANGE.

19. Population, Urbanization, and Ecology.

20. Social Change and the Future.

Glossary.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

Photo and Text Credits.

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