9780205457014

Sociology : A Brief Introduction (with Study Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205457014

  • ISBN10:

    0205457010

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Exam Copy Version Known for it's unique blend of style and substance, this complete yet manageable introduction to sociology uses a balanced and systematic application of sociological theory to help students see the difference between myths and realities about society. Topics new to the Sixth Edition include: The section on U.S. class structure in Chapter 7 has been revised to make more of a distinction between upper middle class and middle class and offers more focus on the plight of the working poor. New social maps, figures, and tables show the following: women's participation in the Olympics (Chapter 1), the vocabulary of teen-speak (Chapter 3), parental concern about risk-taking behavior by their teenage children (Chapter 3), global Internet usage (Chapter 4), the military as both a coercive and normative organization (Chapter 5), U.S. class structure (Chapter 7), and world-wide deaths from smoking (Chapter 13). New discussions of suicide bombings (Chapter 6), post-9/11 threats to civil rights and privacy (Chapter 5), and the University of Michigan Affirmative Action case (Chapter 8 ). Student Copy Version Students, study smarternot harderwith these grade-boosting supplements from Allyn & Bacon! Study Guide Featuring journal activities, key term crosswords, and self-tests with answer justifications, the Study Guide will help you prepare for quizzes and exams. Also includes Flashcards of the key terms for every chapter. Companion Website Visit http://www.ablongman.com/thio6e today to take your learning a step beyond the pages of your text. Brush up on key concepts for each chapter with learning objectives, interactive practice quizzes, Web links, and more.

Table of Contents

Exam Copy Version Known for it's unique blend of style and substance, this complete yet manageable introduction to sociology uses a balanced and systematic application of sociological theory to help students see the difference between myths and realities about society. Topics new to the Sixth Edition include: The section on U.S. class structure in Chapter 7 has been revised to make more of a distinction between upper middle class and middle class and offers more focus on the plight of the working poor. New social maps, figures, and tables show the following: women's participation in the Olympics (Chapter 1), the vocabulary of teen-speak (Chapter 3), parental concern about risk-taking behavior by their teenage children (Chapter 3), global Internet usage (Chapter 4), the military as both a coercive and normative organization (Chapter 5), U.S. class structure (Chapter 7), and world-wide deaths from smoking (Chapter 13). New discussions of suicide bombings (Chapter 6), post-9/11 threats to civil rights and privacy (Chapter 5), and the University of Michigan Affirmative Action case (Chapter 8 ). Student Copy Version Students, study smarternot harderwith these grade-boosting supplements from Allyn & Bacon! Study Guide Featuring journal activities, key term crosswords, and self-tests with answer justifications, the Study Guide will help you prepare for quizzes and exams. Also includes Flashcards of the key terms for every chapter. Companion Website Visit http://www.ablongman.com/thio6e today to take your learning a step beyond the pages of your text. Brush up on key concepts for each chapter with learning objectives, interactive practice quizzes, Web links, and more.

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