Sociology: Changing Societies in a Diverse World / Edition 4

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A paperback that helps readers understand not only their own society, but also the forces of globalization and modernization that are transforming the world. Sociology: Changing Societies in a Diverse World offers one of the broadest perspectives. It examines the basic structures and institutions of society, as well as the dynamics of social behavior, starting with the world students know best - contemporary American society with all of its diversity. In addition, the authors treat modernization - a process that is transforming countries in every stage of development throughout the world - as a core topic for sociological understanding. Readers will see how modernization affects virtually all aspects of contemporary society, and explains many of the momentous events occurring in the world today. For anyone who needs an introduction to sociology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205294633
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1.The World According to Sociology.

Theme of the Text.

The Sociological Style: Unraveling Human Social Patterns.

Patterns.

Thinking Sociologically: Theoretical Paradigms.

Suicide.

Doing Sociology: Is There a Method to This Madness?

2.Culture.

The Roots of Human Culture.

The Normative Order.

Cultural Diversity and Change.

Focus on China.

3.Groups and Social Structure.

The Concept of Social Structure.

Groups and Other Collectivities.

Types of Social Groups.

Societies and Societal Development.

Focus on Germany.

4.Socialization.

On Being Human: Biology and Human Nature.

On Being Human: Social Learning and Human Nature.

Theories of Socialization as Human Development.

Socialization as Social Learning.

Focus on Canada.

Socialization, Oversocialization, and Social Control.

5.Inequality and Stratification.

Assessing Social Inequality.

Explanations and Interpretations of Stratification.

Open and Closed Stratification Systems: Class, Caste, and Social Mobility.

Inequality and Stratification in the United States.

The Consequences of Social Stratification.

Focus on Brazil.

6.Race and Ethnicity.

Race and Ethnic Relations: An Overview.

Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Group Relations.

Focus on Yugoslavia.

Racial and Ethnic Intergroup Relations in the United States.

Minorities and Poverty in the United States: A Declining Significance of Race?

7.Gender and Gender Issues.

Understanding Sex and Gender.

Traditional Gender Stereotyping and Gender Roles.

Becoming Women and Men: Gender Socialization.

Theoretical Interpretations and Explanations of Gender Roles.

Patterns of Gender Stratification.

Focus on Afghanistan.

8.Crime, Deviance, and Social Control.

Deviance: A Sociological View.

Theories of Crime and Deviance.

Deviant and Criminal Behavior.

Focus on South Africa.

9. Marriage and the Family.

The Family in America: A Brief History.

Theoretical Perspectives.

Love, Marriage, and Divorce American Style.

Focus on Sweden.

Single-Parent Families.

Polygamous Families.

Gay Families.

Violence in the Family.

The Family and Modernization.

The Developing World.

10.Education and Religion.

Education as a Social Institution.

Focus on Latin America.

Religion as a Social Institution.

11.Economy and Politics.

Economy as a Social Institution.

Focus on South Korea.

Politics as a Social Institution.

12.Population, Health Care, and The Environment.

Fertility.

Mortality.

Migration.

Population Composition.

Population of the United States.

World Population.

Focus on Europe.

Controlling Fertility.

World Hunger.

Health Care in the United States.

The Environment and Environmental Issues.

13.Urbanization and Modernization.

Cities in the Modern World.

Human Ecology and the City.

From Jamestown to Manhattan and Back.

Sunbelt Cities.

Winter Cities.

Urban Composition and Lifestyles.

Urban Explosion in Developing Nations.

Focus on India.

Modern People.

Modernization Theories.

World System Theory.

Women in the Developing World.

14.Sociology and the Future.

Things to Come?

Culture.

Groups and Social Structure.

Socialization.

Inequality and Stratification.

Race and Ethnicity.

Sex and Gender.

Crime, Deviance, and Social Control.

Marriage and the Family.

Education and Religion.

Economy and Politics.

Population, Urbanization, Modernization, Health, and Environment.

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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