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Overview

This comprehensive, student-friendly introductory textbook emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534636791
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/11/2004
  • Series: Thomson Advantage Books Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he helps train future instructors and researchers in the social sciences. He also teaches undergraduates at various campuses of the City University, including Queens College, Hunter College, and City College. A specialist in urban and community studies, Kornblum began his teaching career with the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, where he taught physics and chemistry in French-speaking West Africa. He received his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also taught at the University of Washington at Seattle and worked as a research sociologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At the CUNY Graduate School, he directs research on environmental issues and on urban policy. With his longtime research partner, Terry Williams, he recently co-authored THE UPTOWN KIDS, a sociological portrait of teenagers and young adults growing up in high-rise public housing projects. He was also the principal investigator of Project TELL, a longitudinal study of the ways in which home computers can improve the life chances of young people at risk of dropping out of school. In 2005, Kornblum was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. Sociology: An Introduction. 2.The Tools of Sociology 3. Culture. 4. Societies and Nations. PART 2: SOCIAL DYNAMICS. 5. Socialization. 6. Interaction in Groups. 7.Deviance and Social Control. 8. Collective Behavior, Social Movements and Mass Publics. 9.Population and Urbanization 10. Global Social Change. PART 3: SOCIAL DIVISIONS. 11.Stratification and Social Mobility. 12. Inequalities of Social Class. 13. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity. 14. Inequalities of Gender. 15. Inequalities of Youth and Age. PART 4: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 16. The Family. 17. Religion. 18. Education 19. Economic Institutions. 20. Politics and Political Institutions. 21. Science, Environment, and Health. APPENDIX: CAREERS IN SOCIOLOGY GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.

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