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Sociology : Concepts and Characteristics

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9780534578619

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0534578616
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Pub. Date:
9/27/2000
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Cengage Learning
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Landis' applied approach combines readings, commentary, and core concepts. Adopters are satisfied with the lighter, core format of the text. The readings are diverse and deal with contemporary issues, thus increasing relevancy to students. The text is a smooth read for the 2-year college student, not too condescending, and not too complicated.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Knowledge, Science, and Sociology
1(30)
Knowledge
3(2)
Science
5(5)
Types of Science
8(1)
Social Science
8(2)
Sociology
10(4)
Sociological Theories
11(1)
Functional Analysis
11(1)
Conflict Theory
12(1)
Symbolic Interaction
13(1)
Research Methods in Sociology
14(11)
Three Research Techniques
17(4)
Problems in Social Science Investigation
21(1)
Ethics
22(1)
Is It Only Common Sense?
23(2)
Summary
25(1)
Terms for Study
25(1)
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26(1)
The Research Process--Race, Drugs, and Criminal Sentencing
26(3)
Notes
29(2)
Part 1 Socialization and Culture 31(73)
Socialization And Self
32(37)
Socialization: A Social Process
35(2)
Gender Socialization
37(1)
Primary and Secondary Socialization
38(1)
Resocialization and Anticipatory Socialization
39(2)
Self and Personality
41(4)
The Importance of Language
45(2)
Definition of the Situation
47(2)
Debates and Issues in Socialization
49(2)
Theory and Research: A Review
51(1)
Summary
51(1)
Terms for Study
52(1)
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53(1)
The Story of My Life
53(4)
Helen Keller
Mascot
57(6)
Malcolm X
Cipher in the Snow
63(2)
Jean E. Mizer
Born to Raise Hell?
65(2)
Dennis Overbye
Notes
67(2)
Norms, Roles, Culture, Society
69(35)
The Meaning of Culture
70(1)
Norms
71(5)
Types of Norms
74(1)
Norm Conflict and Change
75(1)
Cultural Diversity
76(8)
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
78(2)
Subculture and Counterculture
80(1)
Multiculturalism
81(1)
Culture and Personality
82(2)
Society and Social Structure
84(2)
Status and Role
86(4)
Achieved and Ascribed Status
89(1)
Role Strain and Role Conflict
89(1)
Theory and Research: A Review
90(1)
Summary
91(1)
Terms for Study
92(1)
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92(1)
The Cocaine Kids
93(7)
Terry Williams
One Hundred Percent American
100(2)
Ralph Linton
Notes
102(2)
Part 2 Social Organization 104(263)
Groups
106(34)
Why Study Groups?
107(1)
Groups and Nongroups
108(2)
Types of Groups
110(5)
Primary and Secondary Groups
111(2)
Small Groups
113(2)
Formal Organizations
115(10)
Types of Organizations
118(1)
Formal Organizations--Consequences and Concerns
119(2)
``The Organization Man''
121(1)
``McDonaldization''
122(2)
Can Formal Organizations Change?
124(1)
Theory and Research: A Review
125(1)
Summary
125(1)
Terms for Study
126(1)
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126(1)
Crazy for God
127(5)
Christopher Edwards
The Electronic Sweatshop
132(6)
Barbara Garson
Notes
138(2)
Social Inequality: Social Class
140(39)
Social Stratification
142(1)
Stratification Systems
143(1)
Parallel Stratification Systems
144(1)
Socioeconomic Status and Social Class
145(12)
Wealth
145(1)
Power
146(1)
Prestige
147(2)
How Many Social Classes?
149(2)
Determining Social Class
151(1)
Social Class and Behavior
152(3)
Social Mobility
155(2)
Poverty and Welfare
157(5)
The Welfare System
159(2)
World Poverty
161(1)
Theory and Research: A Review
162(1)
Summary
163(1)
Terms for Study
164(1)
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164(1)
It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It
165(2)
Sarah Lyall
The Equality Dilemma
167(5)
William Ryan
Pro-Life Versus Pro-Choice Women--A Study in Class Contrasts
172(4)
Kristin Luker
Notes
176(3)
Social Inequality: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Age
179(51)
Minority Status
180(1)
Race and Ethnicity
181(16)
Prejudice and Discrimination
183(5)
Blacks and African Americans
188(1)
Jobs, Income, Unemployment
188(2)
Housing
190(1)
Education
190(1)
Voting and Elected Officials
191(1)
Native Americans
191(1)
Hispanic Americans
192(2)
Jews
194(1)
Asian Americans
195(2)
Gender
197(5)
Socialization and Gender Roles
198(1)
Consequences of Gender-Role Typing
199(3)
The Elderly
202(2)
Patterns of Interaction
204(1)
Minority-Group Reactions
205(1)
Theory and Research: A Review
206(1)
Summary
207(1)
Terms for Study
207(1)
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208(1)
Just Walk on By
208(3)
Brent Staples
The Jeweler's Dilemma
211(4)
Exiled in Guyville
215(4)
Lorraine Ali
Wounded Knee
219(4)
Dee Brown
Dangerous Crossing
223(5)
Lynne Walker
Notes
228(2)
Institutions: Family
230(32)
Family
234(5)
Structural Variabilities: How Do Family Structures Differ?
234(3)
Functional Uniformities: How Are Families Alike?
237(2)
The Family: Contrast and Change
239(6)
The Family in America
240(2)
Later Marriage
242(1)
Staying Single and Living Alone
242(1)
Other Living Arrangements
243(1)
Divorce
244(1)
Census Bureau Facts About Marriage and Divorce in the 1990s
244(1)
Family Problems: The Conflict Approach
245(3)
The Family of the Future
248(1)
Theory and Research: A Review
248(1)
Summary
249(1)
Terms for Study
250(1)
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251(1)
They Get By with a Lot of Help from Their Kyoiku Mamas
251(3)
Carol Simons
The Little Emperors, Part 1
254(3)
Deniela Deane
Family and Peer Group in Northton
257(4)
Elijah Anderson
Notes
261(1)
Institutions: Religion
262(29)
Religion: The Functional Approach
264(5)
Religious Organizations
269(1)
Religion in America
270(6)
Theory and Research: A Review
276(1)
Summary
277(1)
Terms for Study
278(1)
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278(1)
The Holy Ghost People
279(7)
Michael Watterlond
The Lure of the Cult
286(3)
Richard Lacayo
Notes
289(2)
Institutions: Economic and Political
291(22)
Economic Institutions
292(4)
Capitalism
292(1)
Socialism
293(1)
Economic Change and the American Economy
293(3)
Political Institutions
296(6)
Distribution of Power
297(1)
The Pluralistic Model
297(1)
The Elite Model
298(1)
The Class Model
299(2)
Political Systems and American Politics
301(1)
The Political Economy: Separate Institutions?
302(2)
Theory and Research: A Review
304(1)
Summary
305(1)
Terms for Study
306(1)
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306(1)
In Search of the Real Bill Gates
307(5)
Walter Isaacson
Notes
312(1)
Institutions: Education
313(20)
Education and Schooling Defined
314(1)
The Functional Approach to Education
315(1)
The Conflict Approach to Education
316(4)
Education in America
320(3)
Is Change Coming in Education?
323(3)
Theory and Research: A Review
326(1)
Summary
326(1)
Terms for Study
327(1)
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327(1)
My Exotic Tribe: Children in a School Hallway
328(4)
Donald Ratcliff
Notes
332(1)
Population and Ecology
333(34)
Population
335(7)
Fertility
335(2)
Mortality
337(1)
Migration
338(2)
Other Population Measures
340(2)
Human Ecology and the City
342(7)
Patterns in the United States
347(2)
World Patterns
349(1)
Population and Ecology: Problem Aspects
349(6)
A Population Bomb?
352(1)
Other Ecological Problems
353(2)
Theory and Research: A Review
355(1)
Summary
355(1)
Terms for Study
356(1)
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356(1)
Downsizing Cities
357(5)
Witold Rybczynki
The Little Emperors, Part 2
362(4)
Daniela Deane
Notes
366(1)
Part 3 Social Change and Social Deviance 367(96)
Social Change And Social Disorganization
368(26)
Factors Related to Social Change
371(4)
Rates of Change and Planned Change
373(2)
Theories of Social Change
375(4)
Cyclic Theories
375(1)
Evolutionary Theories
376(1)
Functional Theories
376(1)
Conflict Theories
376(1)
Neoevolutionary Theories
377(2)
Social Change and the Future: Two Viewpoints
379(1)
Social Disorganization
380(2)
Theory and Research: A Review
382(1)
Summary
382(1)
Terms for Study
383(1)
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383(1)
Bushmen
384(5)
John Yellen
Everything in Its Path
389(4)
Kai Erikson
Notes
393(1)
Collective Behavior
394(26)
Crowds
396(5)
Audiences, Mobs, and Riots
398(3)
Panic and Mass Hysteria
401(1)
Rumors
402(2)
Fads, Crazes, and Fashions
404(1)
Disasters
405(1)
Publics, Public Opinion, and Propaganda
406(2)
Social Movements
408(2)
Theory and Research: A Review
410(1)
Summary
410(1)
Terms for Study
411(1)
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411(1)
Maycomb Jail
412(4)
Harper Lee
Looking for Justice in L.A.
416(2)
Peter J. Boyer
Notes
418(2)
Deviance and Social Control
420(33)
Defining Deviance
421(6)
Biological Explanations
422(1)
Psychological Explanations
422(1)
Sociological Explanations
422(1)
Three Theories
423(1)
Labeling Theory
424(3)
Primary and Secondary Deviance
427(1)
Deviant Behavior in Perspective
428(1)
Categories of Deviance
429(4)
Deviant Behavior and Criminal Behavior
433(3)
Social Control
436(5)
Theory and Research: A Review
441(1)
Summary
441(1)
Terms for Study
442(1)
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443(1)
California Prisons as Geriatric Wards
443(5)
Miles Corwin
Harsh Brand of Justice in Belfast
448(3)
Shawn Pogatchnik
Notes
451(2)
Sociology: Another Perspective
453(10)
A Sociological Perspective
454(2)
Sociological Perspectives of Sociology
456(3)
Sociologists--What Are They and What Do They Do?
459(1)
Sociology and You
460(1)
Terms for Study
461(1)
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461(1)
Notes
461(2)
Glossary 463(13)
References for Author Biographies 476(1)
Index 477


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