Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (with MySocLab with E-Book)

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Henslin's best-selling brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociologyits 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, 7/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

The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Social Groups and Social Control
Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Deviance and Social Control
Social Inequality
Global Stratification
Social Class in the United States
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Inequalities of Gender and Age
Social Institutions
Politics and the Economy
Marriage and Family
Education and Religion
Social Change
Population and Urbanization
Social Change: Technology, Social Movements, and the Environment Full
The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective Seeing the Broader
Social Context Origins of Sociology
Tradition Versus Science Auguste
Comte and Positivism Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism
Karl Marx and Class Conflict Emile Durkheim and Social Integration
Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic Sexism in Early Sociology
Attitudes of the Time Harriet Martineau and Early Social Research Sociology in North
America Early History
The Tension Between Social Reform and Sociological Analysis
Jane Addams and Social Reform Down-to-Earth Sociology
Early North American Sociology: Du Bois and Race Relations
Talcott Parsons and C. Wright Mills: Theory Versus Reform
The Continuing Tension and the Rise of Applied
Sociology Down-to-Earth Sociology: Careers in Sociology
What Applied Sociologists Do Down-to-Earth Sociology
Capturing Sadaam Hussein
A Surprising Example of Applied Sociology
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Symbolic
Interactionism Functional Analysis Conflict
Theory Levels of Analysis
Macro and Micro Putting the Theoretical Perspectives Together
How Theory and Research Work Together Doing Sociological Research
A Research Model Down-to-Earth Sociology: Enjoying a Sociology
Quiz Sociological Findings Versus Common Sense Research Methods
Surveys Down-to-Earth Sociology: Loading the Dice
How Not to Do Research Participant Observation (Fieldwork)
Secondary Analysis Documents Experiments
Unobtrusive Measures Ethics in Sociological Research Protecting the Subjects
The Brajuha Research Misleading the Subjects
The Humphreys Research Values in Sociological Research Summary and Review 2 Culture
What Is Culture?
Culture and Taken-for-Granted Orientations to Life Practicing
Cultural Relativism Cultural Diversity Around the World
You Are What You Eat?
An Exploration in Cultural Relativity Components of Symbolic Culture
Gestures Language Down-to-Earth Sociology: Emoticons: Written Gestures for Expressing
Yourself Online Cultural Diversity in the United States
Miami Language in a Changing City Language and Perception
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Cultural Diversity in the United States
Race and Language
Searching for Self- Labels Values, Norms, and Sanctions
Folkways and Mores Many Cultural Worlds Subcultures Cou
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