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Sociology A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition

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Summary

A comprehensive introduction to the many dimensions of social life, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, third edition, offers a detailed overview of sociological theory and Canadian society. In this contributed text, experts from across Canada carefully weave core concepts and theory with themost up-to-date research, historical events, and life-course examples to create a rich learning experience.Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, third edition, continues to pull ahead of the competition with its seamless integration of the issues shaping Canadian society today. A new chapter on the social aspects of aging and new theme boxes exploring the links between new media, technology, and socialbehaviours introduce students to the latest research trends in sociology. In addition, an expanded discussion of feminist and postmodernist thought and a revamped chapter on sociological theory build on the strong foundation of previous editions. This new edition preserves the sophistication, writing style, thorough pedagogy, Canadian themes, international scope, and readability that students and professors have praised in past editions. Thorough and engaging, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, third edition, is the ideal resource forfirst-year students beginning their undergraduate studies in sociology.

Author Biography



Lorne Tepperman is professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. Lorne is one of Canada's leading sociologists and the former president of the Canadian Sociological Association. He has authored and edited several sociology texts for OUP Canada, including the recently published Starting Points: A Sociological Journey. He is currently researching gambling addiction.

Patrizia Albanese is associate professor of sociology at Ryerson University. She is the co-director of the Centre for Children, Youth, and Families at Ryerson. Patrizia has authored and edited several texts for OUP Canada, including Child Poverty in Canada, Children in Canada Today, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, second edition. She is currently researching gambling addiction with Lorne Tepperman.

The late Jim Curtis taught in the departments of Sociology and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo.

Table of Contents


List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
List of Contributors
Content Correlation Guide
Introduction: Why Not Become a Sociologist?
Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese
Introduction
A Definition of Sociology
How Sociology Differs from Other Academic Fields
Conclusion
Part I: Theory and Methodology
1. Sociological Theory
Tony Thomson
Introduction: Why Theory?
The Birth of Sociology in the Age of Revolution
Classical Sociology
Power and Resistance
Micro-Sociology
Feminist Sociology
Modernism
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
2. Research Methods
Bruce Arai
Introduction
Sociology as a Science
Theory and Research
Research and Techniques
The Contest of Sociological Research
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part II: Major Social Processes
3. Culture and Culture Change
Shyon Baumann
Introduction: Why Study Culture?
What Is Culture?
The Role of Culture in Social Theory
Cultural Realms
Cultural Dynamics
Canadian Culture
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
4. Socialization
Barbara A. Mitchell
Introduction: What Is Socialization?
Human Behaviour-Nature or Nurture?
Theorizing Socialization
The Family
The Life Course, Aging, and Socialization
Socialization Processes: Pawns, Puppets, or Free Agents?
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
5. Statuses, Roles, Self, and Identity
Dorothy Pawluch and William Shaffir
Introduction
A Functionalist View of Statuses and Roles
Symbolic Interactionism: Roles, Self, Identity
Protecting the Self: Stigma Management Strategies
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
6. Groups and Organizations
Lorne Tepperman
Introduction
Sets of People
Cliques
Bureaucracies
How Bureaucracies Actually Work
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
7. Deviance
Vincent F. Sacco and Alicia D. Horton
Introduction
What Is Deviance?
Deviance as a Sociological Concept
Researching Deviance
The Sociology of Deviant Behaviour
Making Sense of the 'Facts' of Deviant Behaviour
The Sociology of Deviant Categories
Deviance and Postmodernism
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part III: Types of Social Inequality
8. Class and Status Inequality
Sara J. Cumming and Ann D. Duffy
Introduction
Class and Status Inequalities in Sociological Thought
Understanding Poverty
Policies to Address Poverty
Conclusion: Social and Economic Inequalities-Future Trends
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
9. Gender Relations
Janet Siltanen and Andrea Doucet
Introduction: Gender Relations and You
Thinking Sociologically
Living Gendered Lives
On to the Future. . . Gender Relations and Social Change
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
10. Sexuality
Patrizia Albanese
Introduction
Sexuality over the Centuries
The Scientific Study of Sex
Sociology of Sex: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
Sexual Citizenship and Sexuality in Canada
Sex and the Workplace
Cybersex, Pornography, and the Internet
Sexual Offences
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
11. Ethnic and Race Relations
Nikolaos I. Liodakis
Introduction
A Brief History of Ethnicity and Race
Building One Nation or Two: Canada's Development through Immigration
The New Mosaic: Recent Canadian Immigration Trends
Multiculturalism and Its Discontents
Prejudice and Racism
Culturalism and Political Economy: Explanations of Socio-Economic Inequalities
The Vertical Mosaic Then and the Colour-Coded Mosaic Theory
Earnings Differentials within Ethnic Groups: The Roles of Class, Gender, and Place of Birth
Conclusion: The Future of Race and Ethnicity
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
12. The Social Aspects of Aging
Lynn MacDonald
Introduction
The Demographic Imperative
Social Theories in the Field of Aging
The Basics: Health, Income, and Social Connectedness
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part IV: Social Institutions
13. Families and Personal Life
Maureen Baker
Introduction
Family Variations
Explaining Family Patterns and Practices
Recent Issues in Canadian Families
Reforming Canadian Family Policies
Future Families
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
14. Education
Terry Wotherspoon
Introduction
The Changing Face of Education
Alternative Accounts of Educational Growth and Development
Educational Participants
Educational Policy, Politics, and Ideologies
Education, Work, and Families
Education and New Technologies
Educational Opportunities and Inequalities
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
15. Work and the Economy
Pamela Sugiman
Introduction
World Economic Systems
The Global Economy
The Capitalist Economy: Where People Work
Social Reproduction
Managerial Strategies of Control
The Social Organization of Work Today
The Changing Face of Labour: Diversity among Workers
Workers' Coping and Resistance: The Struggle for Dignity and Rights
Conclusion: Work in the Future, Our Future as Workers
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
16. Health Issues
Juanne Clarke
Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives
The Sociology of Health, Illness, Disease, and Sickness
Sociology of Medicine
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
17. Religion in Canada
Lori G. Beaman
Introduction
Religion in Profile
Definitions of Religion
New Religious Movements
Theories of Religion and Society
The Quiet Revolution
Religion and Law
Religion and Gender
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
18. Politics and Political Movements
Howard Ramos and Karen Stanbridge
Introduction
Power
The State
Cultural and Social Processes
Institutional Processes
Trans-Nationalization
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
19. Social Movements
John W.P. Veugelers and Randle Hart
Introduction
What Is a Social Movement?
Theoretical Approaches
The Analysis of Social Movements
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Part V: Canadian Society and the Global Context
20. Challenges of Globalization
Pierre Beaudet
Introduction
Globalizations and Globalization
The Contested Impact of Neoliberal Globalization
Breaking Barriers: Culture and Technology
The Great Debate
One Global World: Prospects and Constraints
Failing Processes
Widening Gaps through the Crisis
Globalization into the Twenty-First Century
Anti- or Alter-Globalization?
Multitudes and 'Glocal'
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
21. Population and Society
Frank Trovato
Introduction
Demographic Change and Social Change
World Population
Age Compositions of Developed and Developing Countries
Theories of Population Change
Canada's Population: An Overview
Fertility
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
22. Cities and Urban Sociology
Louis Guay and Pierre Hamel
Introduction: Understanding Cities
Urban Sociology: Past and Present
The Rise and Demise of the Industrial City
Urban Governance and Metropolitan Issues
Cities, the Environment, and Sustainable Development
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
23. Mass Media and Communication
David Young
Introduction
Sociological Theories of the Media
Political Economy of the Media
Cultural Studies of the Media
The Internet: Extending Political Economy and Cultural Studies
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
24. The Environment
G. Keith Warriner
Introduction
The Basics of Environmental Sociology
The Environment and Ecological Scarcity
The Environment and Social Theory
The Environment and Social Movements
Conclusion
Questions for Critical Thought
Recommended Readings
Recommended Websites
Glossary
References
Index


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