Written by the best-selling author of THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, this brief book pocketbook gives students a quick overview of fundamental sociological concepts. True to the Babbie trademark, this book makes abstract concepts concrete and understandable for students via Babbies informal, conversational writing style and choice of examples.
Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.
1. An Idea Whose Time Has Come. 2. Identity. 3. Groups. 4. Organizations. 5. Institutions. 6. Culture and Society. 7. Inequality. 8. Freedom versus Order. 9. Social Change. 10. The Global Picture. Appendix. Glossary. Suggested Readings. Index.