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Kendall's SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, Fifth Edition, part of the new Thomson ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, is a cutting-edge textbook offering top quality authorship and content at a price sensitive to a student's budget. This applied book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of theories, research, and "lived experiences" that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. The author's vivid, applied, personal writing style engages students, and activates compelling everyday examples that make sociology particularly relevant to diverse students. A social issue or application opens each chapter and provides various topics for boxes, features, and examples that are carried throughout the entire chapter. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues; as well as for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, which includes diverse theoretical viewpoints such as feminist and postmodernist theory. Kendall shows students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.
Table of Contents
|Studying Society and Social Life|
|The Sociological Perspective|
|Sociological Research Methods|
|Social Groups and Social Control|
|Society, Social Structure, and Interaction|
|Groups and Organizations|
|Deviance and Crime|
|Social Class in the United States|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Sex and Gender|
|Aging and Inequality Based on Age|
|The Economy and Work in a Global Perspective|
|Politics and Government in Global Perspective|
|Families and Intimate Relationships|
|Health, Health Care, and Disability|
|Social Dynamics and Social Change|
|Population and Urbanization|
|Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change|
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