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Essentials of Sociology : A Down-to-Earth Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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In this book, you will especially see how social class sets us on different paths in life, how in one direction they lead to better health, more education, higher income, even better marriages - and in the other more illness and disease, dropping out of school, low income, and higher chances of having your marriage fail. Sociology pries open the doors of society, so you can see what goes on behind them.

Table of Contents

The Sociological Perspectivep. 3
Culturep. 33
Socializationp. 61
Social Structure and Social Interactionp. 91
How Sociologists Do Researchp. 119
Societies to Social Networksp. 143
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizationsp. 167
Deviance and Social Controlp. 191
Social Stratification in Global Perspectivep. 221
Social Class in Contemporary Societyp. 251
Inequalities of Genderp. 279
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicityp. 307
Inequalities of Agep. 345
The Economy: Money and Workp. 370
Politics: Power and Authorityp. 400
The Family: Initiation into Societyp. 426
Education: Transferring Knowledge and Skillsp. 458
Religion: Establishing Meaningp. 486
Medicine: Health and Illnessp. 519
Population and Urbanizationp. 548
Collective Behavior and Social Movementsp. 582
Technology, Social Change, and the Environmentp. 608
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