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Essentials of Sociology : A Down-to-Earth Approach (with Study Card for Introduction to Sociology)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Henslin's best-selling brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociology its acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. This text is a brief version of the highly regarded hardcover introductory text, Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 6/e. The essential 15 chapters cover all of the topics in the 22-chapter text, and retain the dual emphases on micro and macro (individual and structural) sociology. James Henslin has a unique ability to engage students without talking down to them or sacrificing content. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, he shares with readers a passion for sociology unmatched by any other introductory text.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes an outline
ldquo;Summary and Review,rdquo;
glossary, and guide to Research Navigator
The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
The Origins of Sociology
Sexism in Early Sociology
Sociology in North America
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Doing Sociological Research
Research Methods
Ethics in Sociological Research
What Is Culture?
Components of Symbolic Culture
Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures
Values in U.S. Society
Technology in the Global Village
What Is Human Nature?
Socialization into the Self, Mind, and Emotions
Socialization into Gender
Agents of Socialization
Socialization Through the Life Course
Are We Prisoners of Socialization?
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Levels of Sociological Analysis
The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure
The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology
Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Social Groups
Working for the Corporation
Group Dynamics
Deviance and Social Control
What Is Deviance?
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Reactions to Deviance
Social Stratification in Global Perspective
An Overview of Social Stratification
What Determines Social Class?
Why Is Social Stratification Universal?
How Do Elites Maintain Stratification?
Comparative Social Stratification
Global Stratification: Three Worlds
How the World's Nations Became Stratified
Maintaining Global Stratification
A Concluding Note
Social Class in the United States
What Is Social Class?
Sociological Models of Social Class
Consequences of Social Class
Social Mobility
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Laying the Sociological Foundation
Theories of Prejudice
Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations
Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
Looking Toward the Future
Inequalities of Gender and Age
Issues of Sex and Gender
How Females Became a Minority Group
Gender Inequality in the United States
The Changing Face of Politics
Aging in Global Perspective
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Looking Toward the Future
Politics and the Economy
Power, Authority, and Violence
Types of Government
The U.S. Political System
Who Rules the United States?
War and Terrorism: A Means to Implement Political Objectives
The Transformation of Economic Systems
World Economic Systems
Capitalism in a Global Economy
Marriage and Family
Marriage and Family in Global Perspective
Marriage and Family in Theoretical Perspective
The Family Life Cycle
Diversity in U.S. Families
Trends in U.S. Families
Divorce and Remarriage
Two Sides of Family Life
The Future of Marriage and Family
Education and Religion
Education in Global Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective: Providing Social Benefits
The Conflict Perspective: Reproducing the Social Class Structure
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective: Fulfilling Teacher Expectations
Problems in U.S. Education-And Their Solutions
What Is Religion?
The Functionalist Perspective
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