Flash Review: Introduction to Sociology

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Overview

Study faster, learn more — with the next-generation power tool for everyone studying sociology!

  • Features student-tested Flash Summaries for every major topic — plus dozens of Flash Tests designed to help you master core concepts fast!
  • Includes exclusive, time-saving Correlation Charts linked to the field's leading textbooks!
  • Includes free access to the Flash Review Online Study Center, with even more practice help, tutorials, and test taking tips!
With Flash Review on your side, studying sociology is a snap! Designed by veteran educators, tested by real students for clarity and brevity, Flash Review for Introduction to Sociology uses crisp, to-the-point language and easy-to-remember summaries to lead you through every key concept and definition — and help you get primed for your exams, fast! Every step of the learning process has been addressed to make learning easier — and help you make the most of every minute you spend studying! Targeted sample problems help you focus on the areas where you need work. Time-saving Correlation Charts linked to the field's leading textbooks help you find deeper coverage instantly. Addison Wesley's exclusive Flash Review Online Study Center delivers even more interactive problems, study tips, and test taking help — the most robust online component available with any study guides! For everyone interested in sociology, including college students, high school advanced placement students, and others preparing for examinations in the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205351015
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: Flash Review Series
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vi
Introduction 1
Overview of Flash Review for Sociology 1
Tips for Success 2
Using Flash Review for Sociology to Improve Success 5
Mapping Flash Review for Sociology to Introductory Sociology Texts 6
Sociology as a Field of Study 10
Overview of Sociology as a Field of Study 10
Thinking Sociologically 10
Doing Research in Sociology 11
Conducting Research in Sociology 12
Core Concepts in Sociology 12
Sociology Wired 14
Researching Online 14
General Resources for Sociology 16
Tools for Research in Sociology 17
Sociological Databases and Statistics 17
Service Learning Resources 18
Tips on Reading Electronic Sources 18
Documenting Online Sources 19
MLA Style 19
APA Style 21
Sociology: Review 23
Unit I Sociology and Social Behavior 23
Chapter 1 Sociological Perspectives and Methods 23
What is Sociology? 24
Structural Functionalism 25
Conflict Theory 26
Symbolic Interactionism 26
Feminist Sociology 27
Developments in American Sociology 27
Social Science Research Methods 28
Chapter 2 Society, Language, and Culture 38
Culture 38
Components of Culture 39
Language 40
Subcultures, Countercultures, and Multiculturalism 40
Cultural Change and Theoretical Perspectives on Culture 41
Chapter 3 Socialization 48
Sociobiology 50
Theories of Development 50
Agents of Socialization 52
Socialization and the Life Course 53
Gender Socialization 53
Desocialization, Resocialization, and Reverse Socialization 54
Unit II Social Organization and Social Interaction 62
Chapter 4 Groups and Social Organization 62
Groups within Society 63
Group Dynamics 64
Leadership 64
Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy 65
Corporate Culture 66
Chapter 5 Social Interaction and Social Relations 73
Types of Societies 74
Social Interaction 76
Social Structure 77
Social Institutions 78
Sociological Perspectives on Society 78
Chapter 6 Deviance and Social Control 85
Deviance and Conformity 86
Deviance and Social Control 87
Biological and Psychological Theories of Deviance 87
Sociological Theories of Deviance 87
Sociological Perspectives on Deviance 89
Reactions to Deviance 90
Unit III Social Locating Factors and Social Inequality 98
Chapter 7 Social Stratification and Social Class 98
Systems of Stratification 99
Determinants of Social Class 100
Theoretical Perspectives on Stratification 101
Social Class in the United States 102
Social Mobility 103
Global Stratification 104
Chapter 8 Race and Ethnicity 114
Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups 115
Prejudice and Discrimination 115
Dominant-Minority Relations Around the World 116
Race and Ethnicity in the United States 117
Psychological and Sociological Theories of Racial and Ethnic Stratification 118
Chapter 9 Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 128
Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation: Nature or Environment? 129
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 129
Gender Socialization 130
Gender Inequality and Violence 131
Sociological Perspectives on Gender 132
Chapter 10 Aging and Inequalities of Age 142
The Physiological, Psychological, and Social Effects of Aging 143
Aging Around the World 143
Aging in American Society 144
Sociological Perspectives on Aging 146
Unit IV Social Institutions 155
Chapter 11 Politics and the Economy 155
Politics and Types of Authority 156
Types of Government 157
The U.S. Political System 157
War, Terrorism, and Peace Initiatives 158
Sociological Perspectives on Politics and Power 159
The Economy and the Development of Economic Systems 160
World Economic Systems 160
Work and the Economy in the United States 161
Sociological Perspectives on the Economy 161
Chapter 12 Marriage, Family, and Relationships 170
Global Patterns of Marriage and Family 171
Diversity in U.S. Families 171
The Family Life Course 173
Family Transitions and Problems 174
Sociological Perspectives on Marriage and Families 174
Chapter 13 Education and Religion 183
The Development of Modern Education 184
Educational Systems Around the World 184
Problems and Opportunities within the U.S. Educational System 185
The Development of Religion 186
Religion in the United States 187
Sociological Perspectives on Religion 188
Chapter 14 Health and Medicine 195
Health and Medicine around the World 195
Health and Medicine in the United States 196
Current Issues in U.S. Health Care 197
Sociological Perspectives on Health and Medicine 198
Unit V Social Change 206
Chapter 15 Population, Migration, and Urbanization 206
Global Demographics 207
Urbanization and the Growth of Cities 208
Theories of Urban Sociology 210
Index 217
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