9780070577718

Sociology (6th Ed)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780070577718

  • ISBN10:

    0070577714

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1997
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL PUBL CO
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Summary

Three basic premises guide this highly successful introductory text - first that theory and research must be both comprehensive and clear, second that the text must show how sociology is relevant both to the study of society and to students' lives, and third that sociology can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. To that end, this solid, well-respected text combines a balanced three-perspective approach with excellent student-oriented examples, and distinctive social policy sections in a concise presentation that offers an alternative to full-length books.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes xiii(2)
List of Social Policy Sections xv(2)
Preface xvii
PART ONE THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 1(62)
1 UNDERSTANDING SOCIOLOGY
3(32)
2 SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
35(28)
PART TWO ORGANIZING SOCIAL LIFE 63(152)
3 CULTURE
65(30)
4 SOCIALIZATION
95(28)
5 SOCIAL INTERACTION AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE
123(28)
6 GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
151(32)
7 DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL
183(32)
PART THREE SOCIAL INEQUALITY 215(160)
8 STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL MOBILITY
217(36)
9 SOCIAL INEQUALITY WORLDWIDE
253(32)
10 STRATIFICATION BY RACE AND ETHNICITY
285(36)
11 STRATIFICATION BY GENDER
321(30)
12 STRATIFICATION BY AGE
351(24)
PART FOUR SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS 375(134)
13 THE FAMILY
377(36)
14 RELIGION AND EDUCATION
413(36)
15 GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY
449(30)
16 HEALTH AND MEDICINE
479(30)
PART FIVE CHANGING SOCIETY 509(118)
17 COMMUNITIES AND URBANIZATION
511(30)
18 POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
541(28)
19 COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
569(28)
20 SOCIAL CHANGE AND TECHNOLOGY
597(30)
Glossary 627(12)
References 639(50)
Acknowledgments 689(5)
Indexes 694

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