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Overview

What is the connection between social life in the US and in societies throughout the world? How can sociology be seen as a scientific discipline? What are the different types of societies? Get answers to these and other provocative questions with this lively introduction to sociology. While covering the essential concepts and principles of sociology, the authors give special attention to diversity issues, multiculutralism, and the intersection of social inequalities. Beginning sociologists.
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An introductory text for undergraduates, offering sophisticated, up- to-date material presented in an accessible writing style, attention to social diversity, independent chapters, and thought-provoking color photos. Pedagogical features include reflection questions, detailed chapter summaries, key concepts, and a glossary, plus boxes on other countries and cultures and on sociological research in the real world. Contains sections on the discipline of sociology, society, structures of inequality, social institutions, and social change. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205151448
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Sociological Perspectives 1
2 Sociological Inquiry 25
3 Culture 55
4 Societies 81
5 Socialization 101
6 Social Interaction in Groups and Organizations 131
7 Deviance and Social Control 157
8 Stratification and Social Class in the United States 191
9 Global Stratification 223
10 Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 249
11 Race and Ethnicity 283
12 Aging and the Life Course 313
13 The Economy and Work 335
14 Politics and Government 361
15 Families and Intimate Relationships 387
16 Education 419
17 Religion 445
18 Health and Medicine 469
19 Population, Urbanization, and the Environment 499
20 Social Change, Collective Behavior, and Social Movements 529
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