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SOCIOLOGY is truly a classic introductory text which introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark's hallmark "Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist" approach, presenting sociology on a personal level. Stark describes what sociologists do and how they do it, focusing first on the questions they pose and how they search for and formulate their answers, and then moving on to study their answers and conclusions. In this way, he effectively explores themes, raising issues in a straightforward manner with historical accuracy and solid research. The text employs a unique feature titled "A Closer View," which illustrates seminal research studies to introduce students to the sociological imagination and the world around them.

Table of Contents

Principles of Sociology
Groups and Relationships: A Sociological Sampler
Concepts for Social and Cultural Theories
Microsociology: Testing Interaction Theories
Macrosociology: Studying Larger Groups and Societies
Individuals and Groups
Biology, Culture and Society
Socialization and Social Roles
Crime and Deviance
Social Control
Concepts and Theories of Stratification
Comparing Systems of Stratification
Racial and Ethnic Inequality and Conflict
Gender and Inequality
The Family
Politics and the State
The Interplay Between Education and Occupation
Social Change: Development and Global Inequality
Population Changes
The Organizational Age
Social Change and Social Movements
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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