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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.
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|
|Socialization and the Life Course|
|Social Interaction and Social Structure|
|Groups and Organizations|
|Deviance and Crime|
|Social Class and Social Stratification|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Families and Religion|
|Education and Health Care|
|Politics and the Economy|
|Population, Urbanization, and the Environment|
|Social Change and Social Movements|
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