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Sociology in Our Times : The Essentials,9780495598626

Sociology in Our Times : The Essentials

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7th
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9780495598626

ISBN10:
0495598623
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/2/2008
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Accessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for her book's groundbreaking integration of race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in timely social issues already familiar to readers get them involved in sociology and show them how they can make a difference in their own communities.

Table of Contents

Studying Society and Social Life
The Sociological Perspective and Research Process
Culture
Socialization
Social Groups and Social Control
Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life
Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Crime
Social Inequality
Class and Stratifi cation in the United States
Global Stratifi cation
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Social Institutions
Families and Intimate Relationships
Education and Religion
Politics and the Economy in Global Perspective
Health, Health Care, and Disability
Social Dynamics and Social Change
Population and Urbanization
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change
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