Introduction to Sociology / Edition 9

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Overview

This revised edition of Tischler's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY continues a tradition of providing a proven and comprehensive textbook to students and professors at a lower, very reasonable price. With its built in study guide, practice tests, and available access to SociologyNow, no other textbook on the market provides students with a complete suite of study aids at an affordable price as INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Tischler is known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in a student-friendly manner, and threading two basic ideas throughout the text- 1) sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and 2) a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495093343
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Edition description: 9TH
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Tischler, Ph.D., Henry Tischler received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and his masters and doctorate degrees from Northeastern University. A professor at Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, for more than two decades, he continues to teach introductory sociology every year. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Montclair State University, and Tufts University. His areas of interest are race and ethnicity, and crime and deviant behavior.

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Table of Contents

Preface xv
About the Author xxiii
A Word to the Student xxv
Part 1 The Study of Society 1
Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective 2
Chapter 2 Doing Sociology: Research Methods 30
Part 2 The Individual in Society 53
Chapter 3 Culture 54
Chapter 4 Socialization and Development 80
Chapter 5 Social Interaction and Social Groups 108
Chapter 6 Deviant Behavior and Social Control 140
Part 3 Social Inequality 179
Chapter 7 Social Class in the United States 180
Chapter 8 Global Stratification 208
Chapter 9 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 230
Chapter 10 Gender Stratification 266
Part 4 Institutions 291
Chapter 11 Marriage and Alternative Family Arrangements 292
Chapter 12 Religion 328
Chapter 13 Education 358
Chapter 14 Political and Economic Systems 384
Part 5 Social Change and Social Issues 411
Chapter 15 Population, the Environment, and Urban Society 412
Chapter 16 Health and Aging 452
Chapter 17 Collective Behavior and Social Movements 480
Chapter 18 Social Change 500
Glossary 521
References 534
Credits 558
Index 559
Practice Tests 575
Practice Test Answers 638
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