9780072930429

Sociology with Free SocWorld Student CD-ROM and Free PowerWeb

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072930429

  • ISBN10:

    007293042X

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/11/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Like its predecessors, the eighth edition of "Sociology reflects Schaefer's mission to bring readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches students how to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, distinctive social policy sections, examples and issues of interest to students, and abundant learning aids and exercises, this text will help students develop a sociological imagination.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Sociological Perspective

1. Understanding Sociology

2. Sociological Research

Part Two: Organizing Social Life

3. Culture

4. Socialization

5. Social Interaction and Social Structure

6. Groups and Organizations

7. The Mass Media

8. Deviance and Social Control

Part Three: Social Inequality

9. Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States

10. Social Inequality Worldwide

11. Racial and Ethnic Inequality

12. Stratification by Gender

13. Stratification by Age

Part Four: Social Institutions

14. The Family and Intimate Relationships

15. Religion

16. Education

17. Government and Politics

18. The Economy and Work

19. Health and Medicine

Part Five Changing Society

20. Communities and Urbanization

21. Population and the Environment

22. Collective Behavior and Social Movements

23. Social Change and Technology

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