9780205457625

Sociology : A down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205457625

  • ISBN10:

    0205457622

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Adapted from Henslins best-selling comprehensive hardback text, Core Concepts provides in-depth coverage of ten high-priority topics that are the foundation of many introductory sociology courses. This unique paperback offers a concise and economical format without sacrificing depth of coverage. Unlike a brief or essentials text, the ten chapters that make up Core Concepts are not edited down from a longer book. Instead, they provide full coverage of those topics that instructors emphasize the most in a one-semester or one-term introductory sociology course. And like Henslins other texts, it features the author's familiar down-to-earth approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares with readers a passion for sociology unmatched by any other introductory text.

Table of Contents

The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
The Origins of Sociology
Sexism in Early Sociology
Sociology in North America
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Doing Sociological Research
Research Methods
Ethics in Sociological Research
Culture
What Is Culture?
Components of Symbolic Culture
Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures
Values in U.S. Society
Cultural Universals
Technology in the Global Village
Socialization
What Is Human Nature?
Socialization into the Self and Mind
Learning Personality, Morality, and Emotions
Socialization into Gender
Agents of Socialization
Resocialization
Socialization Through the Life Course
Are We Prisoners of Socialization?
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Levels of Sociological Analysis
The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure
Social Institutions
The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology
Social Groups
Social Groups and Societies
The Transformation of Societies
Groups Within Society
Group Dynamics
Deviance and Social Control
What Is Deviance?
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Reactions to Deviance
Social Stratification
Systems of Social Stratification
What Determines Social Class?
Why Is Social Stratification Universal?
Global Stratification: Three Worlds
Sociological Models of Social Class
Consequences of Social Class
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