Sociology : The Core

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1998-08-01
  • Publisher: MCG
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Table of Contents

Developing a Sociological Consciousness The Sociological Perspective New Levels of Reality The Sociological Imagination Microsociology and Macrosociology The Development of Sociology Auguste Comte
The Founder of Sociology Harriet Martineau
Feminist and Methodologist Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism Karl Marx
The Role of Class Conflict Emile Durkheim
Social Integration and Social Facts Max Weber
Subjectivity and Social Organization American Sociology Contemporary Sociology Theoretical Perspectives The Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective The Interactionist Perspective Using the Three Perspectives Conducting Research The Logic of Science How Do Sociologists Collect Data? Steps in the Scientific Method
A Close-Up Look Research Ethics Box 1.1
Social Inequalities
Tally’s Corner in the 21st Century (New) Box 1.2 Doing Social Research
Child Care Fatalities
Discovering the Critical Role of Social Factors The Chapter in Brief
Developing a Sociological Consciousness Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Culture and Social Structure Components of Culture Norms Values Symbols and Language Cultural Unity and Diversity Cultural Universals Cultural Integration Ethnocentrism Cultural Relativism Subcultures and Countercultures Social Structure Statuses Roles Groups Institutions Societies Box 2.1 Doing Social Research
Is Culture Unique to Humans? Box 2.2 Sociology around the World
Is Today Tuesday? That Depends on Culture The Chapter in Brief
Culture and Social Structure Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Socialization Foundations for Socialization Nature and Nurture Theories of Socialization Agents of Socialization Social Communication Definition of the Situation The Self and Socialization Charles Horton Cooley
The Looking Glass Self George Herbert Mead
The Generalized Other Erving Goffman
Impression Management Socialization across the Life Course Childhood Adolescence Young Adulthood Middle Adulthood Later Adulthood Death Box 3.1 Doing Social Research
Does High School Identity Affect Your Adult Life? Box 3.2 Sociology Around the World
What Makes You an Adult? The Chapter in Brief
Socialization Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Social groups and Formal Organizations Group Relationships Primary Groups and Secondary Groups In-Groups and Out-Groups Reference Groups Group Dynamics Group Size Leadership Social Loafing Social Dilemmas Groupthink Conformity Formal Organizations Types of Formal Organizations Bureaucracy
A Functional Approach to Organizations Characteristics of Bureaucracies Problems of Bureaucracy Conflict and Interactionist Perspectives Humanizing Bureaucracies Box 4.1 Social Inequalities
What Does Bias Come From?Sometimes, Almost Nothing Box 4.2 Students Doing Sociology
Compete or Cooperate? The Prisoner’s Dilemma Box. 4.3 Doing Social Research
Reality TV and Conformity
The Experiment The Chapter in Brief
Social Groups and Formal Organizations Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Deviance and Crime The Nature of Deviance Social Properties of Deviance Social Control and Deviance Theories of Deviance Anomie Theory Cultural Transmission Theory Conflict Theory Labeling Theory Control Theory Crime and the Criminal Justice System Forms of Crime Measuring Crime Drugs and Crime Race and Crime Women and Crime The Criminal Justice System Box 5.1 Students Doing Sociology
Spit, Saliva, and the Social Construction of Deviance Box 5.2 Doing Social Research
Drink 'til You're Sick
What Explains Binge Drinking? (N
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