9780131754591

Think Sociology

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    9780131754591

  • ISBN10:

    0131754599

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

We live in a world of fast-paced change that is being fueled by new technologies, changing personal and social relationships, and changing cultural values and economic conditions. Sociology is a discipline that can help you understand this change. Looking at their world through the sociological perspective enables students to better understand themselves and their place in an evolving and complex world. Designed for todayrs"s students, THINK SOCIOLOGY shows you how sociologists think and how to understand the rapidly changing world they live in.

Table of Contents

Sociology:An Introduction to the Foundations of Sociology
Sociological Research:How Do We Learn about Society?
Culture:A Framework for the Individual
Social Structure and Interaction:Micro and Macro Orientations
Socialization:The Process of Fitting into Society
Groups and Societies:Understanding our Environment
Social Class in the United States:Stratification in a Modern Society
Global Stratification:Wealth and Poverty in the World
Population and Environmental Impact:How Do Societies Deal with Growing Numbers?
Race and Ethnic Stratification:Is it a Question of Color?
Gender Stratification:The Social Side of Sex
Aging and Health:The Graying of Society
Crime and the Legal System:How Do Societies Respond to Crime and Deviance?
Marriage and Family:How Do Societies Perpetuate Themselves?
Education and Religion:How Do Societies Pass on Information?
Economy and Politics:How Do Societies Support and Govern Themselves?
Social Movements, Collective Behavior, and Social Change:How Do Societies Change?
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