Seeing Sociology: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 2e illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of everyday images and photos. Engaging "SocScenes" allow you to visually apply sociological concepts as you learn about them. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Second Edition emphasizes such contemporary topics as tattoos and body piercings as expressions of identity; commercialization of childhood; human-animal relationships; and much more. Its unique format features brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that provide easy-to-manage content and synthesis of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133935230
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 249,428
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

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Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Perspective. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. 4. Social Structures. 5. The Social Construction of Reality. 6. Deviance. 7. Social Stratification. 8. Race and Ethnicity. 9. Gender and Sexualities. 10. Economics and Politics. 11. Families. 12. Education and Religion. 13. Social Change and Health Care. 14. Sociology at the Forefront.

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