Rethinking Society in the 21st Century: Critical Readings in Sociology / Edition 1 by Michelle Webber | 9781551302355 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rethinking Society in the 21st Century: Critical Readings in Sociology / Edition 1

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century: Critical Readings in Sociology / Edition 1

by Michelle Webber
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551302357

ISBN-13: 9781551302355

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Canadian Scholars' Press, Incorporated

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is a unique collection of thirty-three readings that fills a critical void in Introductory Sociology in Canada. This engaging and thought-provoking book weaves together feminist, class-conscious and anti-racist approaches to the study of Introductory Sociology for Canadian students. One of the many strengths of this bold new

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Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is a unique collection of thirty-three readings that fills a critical void in Introductory Sociology in Canada. This engaging and thought-provoking book weaves together feminist, class-conscious and anti-racist approaches to the study of Introductory Sociology for Canadian students. One of the many strengths of this bold new collection is theory. Rethinking Society balances classical theoretical approaches in sociology -- Durkheim, Marx, and Mills -- with contemporary approaches found in the work of Dorothy smith and Michel Foucault, for example. Following this exemplary grounding, Rethinking Society then introduces the foundations of society -- socialization, social interaction, and culture -- as well as the major social institutions of the family, the economy and labour. Crime, moral regulation and social justice are presented in a progressive light while population, globalization and the New World Order complete this well-rounded introduction to Canadian sociology. The second unique feature of this collection is its extensive coverage of inequality -- specifically, social class, gender, ethnicity, race, age/generation and sexuality. The third distinguishing aspect of Rethinking Society is its pronounced emphasis on Canadian content and its incorporation of feminist theory. Key articles by leading Canadian sociologists and social critics such as Naomi Klein, Margrit Eichler. Meg Luxton, Ann Duffy, Nancy Mandell, Ages Calliste and Susan McDaniel are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551302355
Publisher:
Canadian Scholars' Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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