In Conflict and Order : Understanding Society, Census Update

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  • Copyright: 2011-07-05
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For Introductory Sociology courses or Conflict Approach Introductory Sociology courses.   This introductory text, written from a conflict perspective, emphasizes four themes: diversity, the struggle by the powerless to achieve social justice, the changing economy, and globalization.   In Conflict and Order studies the forces that lead to both stability and change in society and asks: Who benefits from the existing social arrangements, and who does not? How are human beings shaped by society? What are the forces that maintain social stability, produce social inequality, and resist social change?   What is the Pearson Census Update Program?   The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course ;simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows: Census Update Edition -Features fully updated data throughout the text ;including all charts and graphs ;to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail. 2010 Census Update Primer -A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone. 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  -Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer. MySocKit- Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes: primary source readings relevant to the Census an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer a series of activities using 2010 Census results video clips explaining and exploring the Census

Author Biography

D.> (Ph.D. University of Kansas) is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.  Among his books are Social Problems (with Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith)and Diversity in Families (with Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells), both of which received McGuffey Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for excellence and longevity over multiple editions. He is also the author and co-author of four Solutions to Social Problems volumes with Allyn & Bacon; Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis (with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley); Sociology of North American Sport (with George H. Sage); and Fair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport.  He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor of The Social Science Journal.


Maxine Baca Zinn (Ph.D. University of Oregon) is Professor Emeritus in sociology at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her main research interests are racial inequality, gender, and family life. She is the author and co-author of many other books, including Diversity in Families (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Barbara Wells),Social Problems (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Kelly Eitzen Smith), Women of Color in U.S. Society, Gender Through the Prism of Difference, and Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds. In 2000, she received the ASA Jessie Bernard Career Award.


Kelly Eitzen Smith received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona.  She is currently the director of the Center for Applied Sociology and a lecturer at the University of Arizona.  At the Center for Applied Sociology she has conducted research in the areas of day labor, homelessness, poverty, urban housing and neighborhood development. Her sociological interests include gender, family, sexuality, stratification, and social problems.  She is also the co-author of Experiencing Poverty (with D.Stanley Eitzen), andSocial Problems (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn).

Table of Contents





Part I: The Sociological Approach
Chapter 1:   The Sociological Perspective  
Chapter 2:   The Structure of Social Groups
Chapter 3:   The Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict


Part II: The Individual in Society: Society in the Individual
Chapter 4:   Culture
Chapter 5:   Socialization
Chapter 6:   Social Control
Chapter 7:   Deviance
Part III: The Study of Society
Chapter 8:   Structural Sources of Societal Change: Economic and Demographic
Chapter 9:   Social Stratification
Chapter 10: Class
Chapter 11: Racial Inequality
Chapter 12: Gender Inequality


Part IV: Social Institutions
Chapter 13: The Economy
Chapter 14: Power and Politics
Chapter 15: Families
Chapter 16: Education
Chapter 17: Religion


Part V: Human Agency
Chapter 18: Human Agency: Individuals and Groups in Society Changing Social Structures  

About the Authors

Part I: The Sociological Approach


Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective  

Assumptions of the Sociological Perspective  
The Sociological Imagination     
Problems with the Sociological Perspective     
The Historical Development of Sociology  
Sociological Methods: The Craft of Sociology   
Chapter 2: The Structure of Social Groups  
The Micro Level  
The Societal or Macro Level    
Chapter 3: The Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict  
Social Systems: Order and Conflict
Synthesis of the Order and Conflict Models    
Part II: The Individual in Society: Society in the Individual


Chapter 4: Culture  
Culture: The Knowledge That People Share  
The Globalization of Culture?  
Values from the Order and Conflict Perspectives  
Chapter 5: Socialization  
The Personality as a Social Product  
Socialization in a Changing Social Landscape 
Chapter 6: Social Control  
Agents of Ideological Social Control   
Agents of Direct Social Control  
Chapter 7: Deviance  
The Characteristics of Deviance
Society as the Source of Deviance
Deviance from the Order and Conflict Perspectives  
Part III: The Study of Society
Chapter 8: Structural Sources of Societal Change: Economic and Demographic  
Globalization and the Structural Transformation of the Economy  
The New Immigration and the Changing Racial Landscape  
The Aging Society
Chapter 9: Social Stratification  
Major Concepts  
Theories of Stratification  
Deficiency Theories  
Structural Theories  
Chapter 10: Class  
Dimensions of Inequality  
Social Classes  
The Consequences of Social Class Positions  
Social Mobility  
Poverty in the United States  
Myths about Poverty   
Chapter 11: Racial Inequality  
Racial and Ethnic Minorities  
Explanations of Racial and Ethnic Inequality  
Racial Stratification from the Order and Conflict Perspectives  
Discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics: Continuity and Change  
Contemporary Trends and Issues in U.S. Racial and Ethnic Relations   
Chapter 12: Gender Inequality  
Women and Men Are Differentiated and Ranked  
Gender Stratification from the Order and Conflict Perspectives  
Learning Gender  
Reinforcing Male Dominance  
Structured Gender Inequality  
The Costs and Consequences of Sexism  
Fighting the System   

Part IV: Social Institutions


Chapter 13: The Economy  

Capitalism and Socialism  
The Corporation-Dominated Economy  
Capitalism and Inequality  
Work in U.S. Society  
Capitalism in Crisis   
Chapter 14: Power and Politics  
Models of the National Power Structure  
The Consequences of Concentrated Power  
The Order and Conflict Perspectives on the Distribution of Power
Chapter 15: Families  
The Mythical Family in the United States  
Families in Contemporary U.S. Society  
Globalization:  Families in Global Perspective
Changes in Marriage and Family Roles  
Violence in Families  
The Modern Family from the Order and Conflict Perspectives  
Families of the Future   
Chapter 16: Education  
The Characteristics of U.S. Education  
Education and Inequality  
Education from the Order and Conflict Perspectives   
Chapter 17: Religion  
Classical Sociology’s Differing Interpretations of Religion  
Some Distinctive Features of U.S. Religion  
Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion  
Religious Trends  
Contemporary Christianity and Politics    
Religion from the Order and Conflict Perspectives   

Part V: Human Agency


Chapter 18: Human Agency: Individuals and Groups in Society Changing Social Structures  

The Sociological Paradox: Social Structure and Agency
Social Movements
Agency: Social Change from the Bottom Up

Name Index  
Subject Index  

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