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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
Social Policy Sections
1. Uunderstanding Sociology
2. Sociological Research
5. Social Interaction and Social Structure
6. Groups and Organizations
7. Deviance and Social Control
8. Stratification In The United States And Worldwide
9. Racial and Ethnic Inequality
10. Stratification by Gender and Age
11. The Family and Intimate Relationships
12. Religion and Education
13. Government and The Economy
14. Population and Health
15. Communities and The Environment
16. Social Movement, Social Change, and Technology