This thought-provoking introduction to sociology, written from a conflict perspective, emphasizes four themes: diversity, the struggle to achieve social justice, economic and global transformations in the U.S., and a global perspective.
In Conflict and Order studies the forces that lead to both stability and change in society. The authors show how social problems are structural in origin, and challenge readers to question their own basic beliefs.
Topics new to the tenth edition include:
-The increasing dominance of the English language worldwide (Chapter 3)
-Government surveillance and the history of government repression of dissent, both before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (Ch. 6)
-Who marked more than one race on the 2000 U.S. Census? (Ch. 7)
-United States companies outsourcing work to other countries where labor and production is less expensive (Ch. 8)
-Corporate malfeasance and other ethical breaches on the part of corporations (Ch. 8, 13 and 14)
-Gender gaps in technology: why fewer high school girls than boys enroll in computer classes (Ch. 12)
-Low-paid, non-unionized workers as the fastest growing labor market sector (Ch. 13)
-Importance of standardizing education funding and teacher training before standardizing tests for students (Ch. 16)
-The globalization of the world's major religions and the growth of Islam in the United States (Ch. 17)
The new edition (first, 1978) of an introductory level sociology textbook which provides a coherent analysis guided by the assumption that there is inherent duality in all societies and that a realistic analysis must include both the integrating forces and the forces conducive to malintegration and change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
D. STANLEY EITZEN is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Among his books are: Social Problems (which was awarded the McGuffey Longevity Award for excellence over multiple editions in 2000 by the Text and Academic Authors Association); Diversity in Families and Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds (each coauthored with Maxine Baca Zinn); Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom (with Kelly Eitzen Smith); Inequality: Social Class and Its Consequences (coauthored with Janis E. Johnston); Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from Other Societies; Solutions to Social Problems from the Top Down; The Role of Government (with George H. Sage); Solutions to Social Problems from the Bottom Up: Social Movements (with Kenneth L. Stewart); Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis (with Doug A. Timmer and Kathyrn Talley); Sociology of North American Sport (with George H. Sage); and Fair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport. He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor of The Social Science Journal.
MAXINE BACA ZINN is professor of sociology at Michigan State University, where she is also senior researcher in the Julian Samora Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her books include: Women of Color in U.S. Society (with Bonnie Thornton Dill) and Gender through the Prism of Difference (with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael Messner). She is the coauthor (with D. Stanley Eitzen) of Social Problems and Diversity in Families, both of which won McGuffey Awards for longevity from the Text and Academic Authors Association, and Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds. She has served as president of the Western Social Science Association. In 2000, she received the American Sociological Association’s Jessie Bernard Award in recognition of her career achievements in the study of women and gender.
KELLY EITZEN SMITH received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She is currently working as a researcher and technical consultant at the Drachman Institute, University of Arizona. The Drachman Institute is the research and public service unit of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture dedicated to the environmentally sensitive and resource-conscious development of neighborhoods and communities. Her current projects and research interests involve sustainable communities and transit-oriented development. She is the coauthor of Social Problems (Twelfth Edition, with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn) and Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom (Second Edition, with D. Stanley Eitzen).