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Accessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for her book's groundbreaking integration of race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in timely social issues already familiar to readers get them involved in sociology and show them how they can make a difference in their own communities.
Table of Contents
|Studying Society and Social Life|
|The Sociological Perspective and Research Process|
|Social Groups and Social Control|
|Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life|
|Groups and Organizations|
|Deviance and Crime|
|Class and Stratifi cation in the United States|
|Global Stratifi cation|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Sex and Gender|
|Families and Intimate Relationships|
|Education and Religion|
|Politics and the Economy in Global Perspective|
|Health, Health Care, and Disability|
|Social Dynamics and Social Change|
|Population and Urbanization|
|Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change|
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