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The Sociological Outlook provides a general and comprehensive overview of sociology--covering major theoretical schools, methods of research, substantive areas, and an analysis of social institutions--with a focus on institutions in the United States. American social institutions are presented in terms of their development, relationship to other institutions, and their response to global context. Throughout the book, Luhman closely examines contemporary issues in gender, race and ethnicity, and inequality.
Reid Luhman is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University.
Table of Contents
|The sociological outlook : the individual and society||p. 2|
|Sociology as a social science||p. 24|
|The growth of culture : the basis of society||p. 56|
|Socialization : learning the game and becoming a player||p. 98|
|Social controls and deviance||p. 150|
|Social differentiation and social groups||p. 210|
|Social stratification : social dominance and subordination||p. 254|
|Racial and ethnic relations||p. 302|
|Social change and industrialization : the growth of social institutions||p. 354|
|The family||p. 378|
|The economy and the political institution||p. 468|
|Human populations and demography||p. 518|
|Collective behavior and social movements : sources of social change||p. 560|
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