9780205352241

Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205352241

  • ISBN10:

    0205352243

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This best-selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed down-to-earth approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life. The sixth edition of this highly-regarded text retains all the features that have made previous editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage students without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text can.

Table of Contents

Part I The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
2(35)
Culture
37(28)
Socialization
65(32)
Social Structure and Social Interaction
97(32)
How Sociologists Do Research
129(26)
Part II Social Groups and Social Control
Societies to Social Networks
155(30)
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
185(26)
Deviance and Social Control
211(32)
Part III Social Inequality
Global Stratification
243(32)
Social Class in the United States
275(32)
Sex and Gender
307(34)
Race and Ethnicity
341(38)
The Elderly
379(30)
Part IV Social Institutions
The Economy
409(30)
Politics
439(28)
The Family
467(36)
Education
503(28)
Religion
531(32)
Medicine
563(34)
Part V Social Change
Population and Urbanization
597(36)
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
633(32)
Social Change and the Environment
665

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