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Like its predecessors, the seventh edition of this text reflects Rick Schaefer's mission to bring readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches them how to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, distinctive social policy sections, examples of interest to students, and abundant learning aids and exercises, this text will help students develop a sociological imagination. An optional package combines Schaefer, Sociology, Seventh Edition and Reel Society Interactive Movie 2.0 CD-ROM at nominal extra cost."The introductory sociology class provides the ideal laboratory in which to study our own society and those of our global neighbors. The distinctive emphasis on social policy found in this text shows students how to use the sociological imagination in examining such public policy issues as sexual harassment, the AIDS crisis, welfare reform, the death penalty, and the offshoring of service jobs." Richard T. Schaefer
Table of Contents
|Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure|
|The Mass Media|
|Deviance and Social Control|
|Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States|
|Racial and Ethnic Inequality|
|Stratification by Gender and Age|
|The Family and Intimate Relationships|
|Religion and Education|
|Government and the Economy|
|Population, Communities, and Health|
|Globalization, the Environment, and Social Change Detailed Table of Contents|
|Understanding Sociology What Is Sociology?|
|The Sociological Imagination Photo Essay: Are You What You Own?|
|Sociology and the Social Sciences Sociology and Common Sense What Is Sociological Theory?|
|The Development of Sociology Early Thinkers Eacute;mile Durkheim Max Weber Karl Marx|
|Modern Developments Major Theoretical Perspectives Functionalist Perspective Conflict Perspective Interactionist Perspective|
|The Sociological Approach Research in Action: Looking at Sports from Three Theoretical Perspectives Applied and Clinical Sociology Developing a Sociological Imagination Theory in Practice|
|Research in Action Thinking Globally The Significance of Social Inequality Sociology in the Global Community: The Global Response to the 2004 Tsunami Speaking across Race, Gender, and Religious Boundaries Social Policy throughout the World Appendix: Careers in Sociology|
|Sociological Research What Is the Scientific Method?|
|Defining the Problem Reviewing the Literature Formulating the Hypothesis Collecting and Analyzing Data Developing the Conclusion In Summary|
|The Scientific Method Major Research Designs Surveys Research in Action|
|Polling in Baghdad Observation Experiments Social Inequality: Researching Privilege and Discrimination in Employment Use of Existing Sources Research in Action: What's in a Name?|
|Ethics of Research Confidentiality Research Funding Value Neutrality Technology and Sociological Research Taking Sociology to Work|
|Research Coordinator, United Way of Central Iowa Social Policy and Sociological Research: Studying Human Sexuality|
|Using Statistics, Tables, and Graphs|
|Writing a Research Report|
|Culture Culture and Society Photo Essay: Are You What You Eat?|
|Development of Culture around the World Cultural Universals Innovation Globalization, Diffusion, and Technology Sociology in the Global Community|
|Life in the Global Village Biological Bases of Culture Sociology in the Global Community: Cultural Survival in Brazil Elements of Culture Language Norms Sanctions Values Sociology on Campus|
|A Culture of Cheating?|
|Culture and the Dominant Ideology Cultural Variation Aspects of Cultural Variation Attitudes toward Cultural Variation Social Policy and Culture: Bilingualism|
|Socialization The Role of Socialization Social Environment: The Impact of Isolation|
|The Influence of Heredity|
|The Self and Socialization Sociological Approaches to the Self Sociology on Campus: Impression Management by Students Psychological Approaches to the Self Socialization and the Life Course|
|The Life Course Anticipatory Socialization and Resocialization Agents of Socialization Family Sociology in the Global Community: Raising Amish Children Taking Sociology to Work|
|Rakefet Avramovitz, Program Administrator, Child Care Law Center School Peer Group Mass Media and Technology Workplace Religion and the State Social Policy and Socialization: Child Care|
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