Connecting Sociology to Our Lives: An Introduction to Sociologyby Tim Delaney
Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completelyand engaginglyas Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only portrays popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of/i>… See more details below
Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completelyand engaginglyas Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only portrays popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of studentsa culture that reigns from political, economic, environmental, and other trends just as much as it involves today’s pop stars.
Engage your students in sociology through the prism of their own culture. Involve them in critical thinking and classroom discussion through the book’s many “What Do You Think?” inserts. Inspire them to careers with this book’s unique chapter, “Sociology’s Place in Society: Completing the Connection.” Enjoy the fruits of an engaged classroom by assigning this remarkably vivid and concise new text.
Features of this text:
television, sports, web media, and more.
•Covers all the standard sociological topics in a concise, fourteen-chapter book that allows time for classroom interaction and further readings.
•Chapter theme boxes include “Taking a Closer Look,” “Connecting Sociology to Popular Culture,” and
“What Do You Think?”
•Focus on American culture along with coverage of sociology in the global community
Unique concluding chapter helps students consider the lines of work they can consider with a sociology degree.
•Encourages an engaged sociology and engaged students.
•Chapter opening stories designed to stimulate student thought
•Chapter reviews of key sociological concepts, terms, and issues, including critical issues relevant to each chapter (e.g., an examination of the obesity “epidemic” in the United States in Chapter 14)
•“Taking a Closer Look” boxes and/or narratives on special topics
•Clearly written and to the point
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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Boxes and Tables
Chapter 1 Sociology: An Introduction
Chapter 2 Social Theory: Explaining How We View the World
Chapter 3 Research Methods: Supporting Our View of the World
Chapter 4 Culture and Social Structure
Chapter 5 Socialization
Chapter 6 Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
Chapter 7 Social Stratification
Chapter 8 Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 9 Gender and Sexuality Inequalities
Chapter 10 Marriage and Family
Chapter 11 Education and Religion
Chapter 12 Economics and Politics
Chapter 13 Health Care and the Environment
Chapter 14 Sociology’s Place in Society: Completing the Connection
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