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Sociological Outlook : A Text with Readings



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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.

Author Biography

Reid Luhman is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University.

Table of Contents

The sociological outlook : the individual and societyp. 2
Sociology as a social sciencep. 24
The growth of culture : the basis of societyp. 56
Socialization : learning the game and becoming a playerp. 98
Social controls and deviancep. 150
Social differentiation and social groupsp. 210
Social stratification : social dominance and subordinationp. 254
Racial and ethnic relationsp. 302
Social change and industrialization : the growth of social institutionsp. 354
The familyp. 378
Educationp. 408
Religionp. 440
The economy and the political institutionp. 468
Human populations and demographyp. 518
Collective behavior and social movements : sources of social changep. 560
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