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Andersen & Taylor is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. This highly integrated, research-oriented, contemporary example approach combined with its comprehensive coverage accounts for its wide appeal to professors and students alike.
PART ONE: INTRODUCING THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. 1. Developing a Sociological Perspective. 2. Doing Sociological Research. PART TWO: INDIVIDUALS IN SOCIETY. 3. Culture. 4. Socialization. 5 . Social Interaction and Social Structure. 6. Groups and Organizations. 7. Deviance. 8. Crime and Criminal Justice. PART THREE: SOCIAL INEQUALITIES. 9. Social Class and Social Stratification. 10. Global Stratification. 11. Race and Ethnicity. 12. Gender. 13. Sexuality. 14. Age and Aging. PART FOUR: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 15. Families. 16. Education. 17. Religion. 18. Economy and Work. 19. Politics and Government. 20. Health Care. PART FIVE: SOCIAL CHANGE. 21. Population, Urbanization, and Environment. 22. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. 23. Social Change in Global Perspective. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index. Credits.