9780072485073

Sociology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072485073

  • ISBN10:

    0072485078

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
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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
xvii
List of Social Policy Section
xix
List of Maps
xx
Preface xxi
The Sociological Perspective
Understanding Sociology
2(28)
Sociological Research
30(28)
Organizing Social Life
Culture
58(24)
Socialization
82(24)
Social Interaction and Social Structure
106(26)
Groups and Organizations
132(24)
The Mass Media
156(24)
Deviance and Social Control
180(30)
Social Inequality
Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States
210(28)
Social Inequality worldwide
238(28)
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
266(34)
Stratification by Gender
300(24)
Stratification by Age
324(22)
Social Institutions
The Family and Intimate Relationships
346(30)
Religion
376(24)
Education
400(26)
Government and Politics
426(22)
The Economic and Work
448(22)
Health and Medicine
470(28)
Changing Society
Communities and Urbanization
498(26)
Population and the Environment
524(24)
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
548(24)
Social Change and Technology
572
Glossary
Reference
Acknowledgments 1(1)
Photo Credits 1(1)
Index 1

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