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Sociology,9780495096344

Sociology

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9780495096344

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0495096342
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Pub. Date:
8/3/2006
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A built-in study guide, the SQ3R learning system, and a dynamic critical thinking focus-not to mention its affordable price-all combine to make SOCIOLOGY an exceptional textbook. The book is theoretically balanced and features exceptional scholarship and readability. You'll enjoy its vivid full-color presentation, accessibility, and solid research-orientation to the basic principles of sociology.

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note to Students from the Author xii
A Note to Instructors from the Author xii
Unifying Themes and Features xii
What Is New in the Ninth Edition? xiv
Distinctive Study Aids xvi
Supplements for the Ninth Edition xviii
Acknowledgments xx
PART ONE Sociological Perspectives
The Sociological Perspective
1(36)
Using the Sociological Imagination
2(1)
The Sociological Perspective
2(4)
Uses of the Sociological Perspective
6(4)
The Social Sciences
10(2)
Founders of Sociology
12(7)
Theoretical Perspectives
19(9)
Theoretical Perspectives and Sport
28(9)
Social Research
37(27)
Using the Sociological Imagination
38(1)
Sources of Knowledge
38(2)
Causation and the Logic of Science
40(5)
Quantitative Research Methods
45(3)
Qualitative Research Methods
48(5)
A Model for Doing Research
53(2)
Ethics in Social Research
55(3)
A Final Note
58(6)
PART TWO The Foundations of Social Structure
Culture
64(28)
Using the Sociological Imagination
65(1)
Dimensions of Culture
65(8)
Language and Culture
73(3)
Cultural Diversity and Similarity
76(9)
Culture, Society, and Heredity
85(7)
Socialization Over the Life Course
92(32)
Using the Sociological Imagination
93(1)
Social Participation or Social Deprivation
93(3)
Theoretical Perspectives and Socialization
96(4)
Psychology and Life Course Theories
100(4)
Socialization and the Life Course
104(11)
Socialization and the Mass Media: Functionalist and Conflict Theories
115(9)
Social Structure and Society
124(21)
Using the Sociological Imagination
125(1)
Social Structure and Status
125(2)
Social Structure and Roles
127(5)
Theoretical Perspectives and Social Structure
132(1)
Society
132(13)
Groups and Organizations
145(32)
Using the Sociological Imagination
146(1)
Concept of the Group
146(1)
Types of Groups
146(7)
Social Interaction in Groups
153(4)
Formal Organizations
157(7)
Dynamics of Formal Organizations
164(6)
Formal Organizations in Japan
170(7)
Deviance and Social Control
177(32)
Using the Sociological Imagination
178(1)
Deviance and Social Control
178(4)
Biological and Psychological Explanations of Deviance
182(2)
Functionalism and Deviance
184(3)
Symbolic Interactionism and Deviance
187(3)
Conflict Theory and Deviance
190(3)
Crime in the United States
193(4)
Global Differences in Crime
197(1)
Approaches to Crime Control
198(4)
Crime Control: Domestic and Global
202(7)
PART THREE Social Inequality
Social Stratification
209(32)
Using the Sociological Imagination
210(1)
Dimensions of Stratification
210(5)
Explanations of Stratification
215(4)
Stratification in American Society
219(3)
Poverty in America
222(8)
Consequences of Stratification
230(1)
Social Mobility
231(2)
Global Stratification
233(8)
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
241(34)
Using the Sociological Imagination
242(1)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
242(6)
Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination
248(5)
Institutionalized Discrimination
253(15)
Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the United States
268(7)
Inequalities of Gender
275(30)
Using the Sociological Imagination
276(1)
Antecedents of Gender
276(3)
Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
279(5)
Sex Stereotypes and Gender Roles
284(2)
Gender Inequality
286(11)
Changing Gender Roles
297(8)
Inequalities of Age
305(21)
Using the Sociological Imagination
306(1)
Aging and Stratification
306(2)
The Graying of America
308(4)
Theoretical Perspectives on Ageism
312(4)
Age and Inequality
316(10)
PART FOUR Social Institutions
Family
326(33)
Using the Sociological Imagination
327(1)
Marriage and Family Defined
327(1)
Cross-Cultural Analysis of Family and Marriage
327(5)
Theoretical Perspectives and the Family
332(4)
Family and Marriage in the United States
336(9)
Lifestyle Variations
345(7)
Looking Forward
352(7)
Education
359(31)
Using the Sociological Imagination
360(1)
The Development and Structure of Education
360(8)
The Functionalist Perspective
368(2)
The Conflict Perspective
370(8)
Symbolic Interactionism
378(3)
Higher Education
381(9)
Political and Economic Institutions
390(39)
Using the Sociological Imagination
391(1)
Power and Authority
391(2)
The Nation-State
393(2)
Political Systems
395(3)
Political Power in American Society
398(11)
Economic Systems
409(5)
The Corporation
414(4)
Work in the Contemporary Economy
418(11)
Religion
429(28)
Using the Sociological Imagination
430(1)
Religion, Science, and Sociology
430(3)
Theoretical Perspectives
433(6)
Religion: Structure and Practice
439(2)
Religion in the United States
441(16)
Health and Health Care
457(27)
Using the Sociological Imagination
458(1)
Health Care as a Social Institution
458(2)
Theoretical Perspectives and the Health-Care System
460(6)
Health in the United States
466(5)
The Changing Health-Care System
471(5)
Health-Care Reform in the United States
476(8)
PART FIVE Social Change
Population and Urbanization
484(34)
Using the Sociological Imagination
485(1)
The Dynamics of Demography
485(4)
Population Growth
489(10)
Urbanization
499(7)
Theories of City Growth
506(3)
The Quality of Urban Life
509(9)
Social Change and Collective Behavior
518(37)
Using the Sociological Imagination
519(1)
Social Change
519(2)
Sources of Social Change
521(4)
Theoretical Perspectives
525(8)
Modernization
533(2)
Collective Behavior
535(1)
Dispersed Collectivities
535(4)
Crowds
539(4)
Social Movements
543(12)
Glossary 555(8)
References 563(38)
Name Index 601(9)
Subject Index 610


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