9780130184955

Sociology : A Global Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130184955

  • ISBN10:

    0130184950

  • Format: Paperback w/CD-ROM
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Sociology that use a comprehensive text. The most widely adopted sociology multi-media learning package. Authoritative, comprehensive, and stimulating, this carefully coordinated combination textbook, CD-ROM, and Website offers a fresh and contemporary perspectivewith a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. Its emphasis on cultivating a global perspective , its multicultural view , its focus on critical thinking , and its abundance of boxed features and full program of colorful maps bring sociology to life and appeal to students across all academic backgrounds.

Table of Contents

PART I THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY
The Sociological Perspective
1(24)
Sociological Investigation
25(34)
Welcome to the Information Revolution!
54(5)
PART II THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY
Culture
59(30)
Society
89(26)
Socialization
115(24)
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
139(24)
Groups and Organizations
163(28)
Deviance
191(30)
Sexuality
221(26)
How New Technology Is Changing Our Way of Life
244(3)
PART III SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Social Stratification
247(24)
Social Class in the United States
271(28)
Global Stratification
299(26)
Gender Stratification
325(28)
Race and Ethnicity
353(30)
Aging and the Elderly
383(26)
New Information Technology and Social Stratification
406(3)
PART IV SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
The Economy and Work
409(26)
Politics and Government
435(26)
Family
461(28)
Religion
489(26)
Education
515(24)
Health and Medicine
539(28)
New Information Technology and Social Institutions
564(3)
PART V SOCIAL CHANGE
Population, Urbanization, and Environment
567(32)
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
599(24)
Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies
623(23)
New Information Technology and Social Change
646

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