9780534579067

Sociology (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534579067

  • ISBN10:

    053457906X

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/26/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Author Biography

As an undergraduate student, Jon Shepard discovered sociology. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in sociology, he taught introductory sociology and the sociology of organizations at the University of Kentucky. Now at Virginia Tech, he teaches economic sociology and business ethics. He is the author of 10 books and 40 plus professional journal articles. He has received teaching awards at both universities, including the University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award. He lives with his college sweetheart, Kay Vogel Shepard, in Blacksburg, Virginia. In Shepard's office Craig VanSandt, a friend and former graduate student, placed a plaque which reads, "Work is for those who can't play golf." Jon is a passionate golfer, but this axiom is an unremitting reminder that he should keep his day job.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Part 1 Sociology Perspectives
The Sociological Perspective
1(36)
Sociologists Doing Research
37(27)
Part 2 The Foundations of Social Structure
Culture
64(26)
Socialization Over the Life Course
90(31)
Social Structure and Society
121(21)
Groups and Formal Organizations
142(33)
Deviance and Social Control
175(31)
Part 3 Social Inequality
Social Stratification
206(32)
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
238(33)
Inequalities of Gender and Age
271(35)
Part 4 Social Institutions
Family
306(32)
Education
338(30)
Political and Economic Institutions
368(37)
Religion
405(28)
Health and Health Care
433(26)
Part 5 Social Change
Population and Urbanization
459(35)
Social Change and Collective Behavior
494

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