9780072952995

Sociology with PowerWeb

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072952995

  • ISBN10:

    0072952997

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Like its predecessors, the ninth edition of this text brings to readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches students how to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings and abundant learning aids and exercises, this text will help students develop a sociological imagination.

Table of Contents

List of Chapter-Opening Excerpts

List of Boxes

List of Social Policy Sections

List of Maps

Preface

Part 1: The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 1: Understanding Sociology

Chapter 2: Sociological Research

Part 2: Organizing Social Life

Chapter 3: Culture

Chapter 4: Socialization

Chapter 5: Social Interaction and Social Structure

Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations

Chapter 7: The Mass Media

Chapter 8: Deviance and Social Control

Part 3: Social Inequality

Chapter 9: Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States

Chapter 10: Social Inequality Worldwide

Chapter 11: Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Chapter 12: Stratification by Gender

Chapter 13: Stratification by Age

Part 4: Social Institutions

Chapter 14: The Family and Intimate Relationships

Chapter 15: Religion

Chapter 16: Education

Chapter 17: Government and Politics

Chapter 18: The Economy and Work

Chapter 19: Health and Medicine

Part 5: Changing Society

Chapter 20: Communities and Urbanization

Chapter 21: Population and the Environment

Chapter 22: Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Chapter 23: Social Change and Technology

Glossary References Acknowledgements Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index

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