9780495813910

Sociology In Our Times

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495813910

  • ISBN10:

    0495813915

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples, including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in the chapter openers accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society itself while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. The author's vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo-essays and companion video engages readers and further highlights sociology relevance to all students. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism.

Table of Contents

Studying Society And Social Life
The Sociological Perspective
Sociological Research Methods
Culture
Socialization
Social Groups And Social Control
Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Crime
Social Inequality
Class and Stratification in the United States
Global Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Aging and Inequality Based on Age
Social Institutions
The Economy and Work in Global Perspective
Politics and Government in Global Perspective
Families and Intimate Relationships
Education
Religion
Health, Health Care, and Disability
Social Dynamics And Social Change
Population and Urbanization
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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