Sociology / Edition 10

Sociology / Edition 10

by David Popenoe
     
 

This comprehensive paperback introduction to sociology provides a balanced presentation of the field--e.g., social organization and the individual, social inequality, social institutions, and social environments and social change. Current studies, research, references, and data are woven throughoutas are special boxes highlighting topics of special interest:… See more details below

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This comprehensive paperback introduction to sociology provides a balanced presentation of the field--e.g., social organization and the individual, social inequality, social institutions, and social environments and social change. Current studies, research, references, and data are woven throughoutas are special boxes highlighting topics of special interest: Sociology of Media, Internet/Technology, Applying Sociology, Window on Sociology, and Global Society. Internet exercises direct readers to a companion website. The Process of Sociological Research. Culture. Society and Social Structure. Social Interaction and Social Networks. Socialization. Groups and Organizations. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. Social Stratification. Social Class and Poverty in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Minorities. Age and Health in Society. Gender. The Family. Education. Religion. Power, Politics, and Government. The Economy and Work. Population and Ecology. Cities, Urbanization, and Community Change. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Social and Cultural Change. For anyone who needs an introduction to, or refresher of, basic concepts of sociology, or a broad overview of sociological current research and data.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131011632
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Introduction
1An Introduction to Sociology1
2The Process of Sociological Research29
Pt. 2Social Organization and the Individual
3Culture55
4Society and Social Structure83
5Social Interaction and Social Networks103
6Socialization125
7Groups and Organizations151
8Deviance, Crime, and Social Control177
Pt. 3Social Inequality
9Social Stratification205
10Class Inequalities and Social Welfare in the United States231
11Ethnic and Racial Minorities253
12Age and Health in Society281
13Gender309
Pt. 4Social Institutions
14The Family333
15Education359
16Religion387
17Power, Politics, and Government415
18The Economy and Work439
Pt. 5Social Environments and Social Change
19Population and Ecology465
20Cities, Urbanization, and Community Change491
21Collective Behavior and Social Movements517
22Social and Cultural Change541
Glossary562
References568
Photo Credits599
Index600

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