9780495390930

Sociology: The Essentials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495390930

  • ISBN10:

    0495390933

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Fifth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life; challenge ready-made, common-sense assumptions; and help students develop critical thinking skills and better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough but streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The text employs a reader-friendly presentation and very manageable structure, even while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. The new edition includes coverage of the latest research and current trends and themes, including the impact of technology on sociological topics.

Author Biography

John Scott is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex.

Table of Contents

Introducing the Sociological Imagination
Sociological Perspectives and Sociological Research
Society, Individuals, and Social Structure
Culture
Socialization and the Life Course
Social Interaction and Social Structure
Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Crime
Social Inequalities
Social Class and Social Stratification
Global Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Sexuality
Social Institutions
Families and Religion
Education and Health Care
Politics and the Economy
Social Change
Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Social Change and Social Movements
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