Sociology in a Changing World / Edition 9

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Overview

This new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD will help you visualize sociology all around you! Let this experienced author help you explore the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD uses the theme of social change to tie together the many elements of sociology while helping you develop an understanding of the science. Soon, you will begin to see real sociology at work in the world every day. You will examine the social epidemiology of AIDS and the growing obesity epidemic, collective behavior, including fads, fashions, rumor, gossip, panic, and mass hysteria, aging in a global perspective, and gay and lesbian relationships and families. Revised against a background of war and severe economic depression, this new ninth edition tackles domestic and global trends that are sure to resonate with the modern student.

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Revised and updated edition (2nd ed., 1991) of one of the best textbooks for the standard introductory course. It differs from its competitors primarily in its emphasis on social change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111301576
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 327,684
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he helps train future instructors and researchers in the social sciences. He also teaches undergraduates at various campuses of the City University, including Queens College, Hunter College, and City College. A specialist in urban and community studies, Kornblum began his teaching career with the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, where he taught physics and chemistry in French-speaking West Africa. He received his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also taught at the University of Washington at Seattle and worked as a research sociologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At the CUNY Graduate School, he directs research on environmental issues and on urban policy. With his longtime research partner, Terry Williams, he recently co-authored THE UPTOWN KIDS, a sociological portrait of teenagers and young adults growing up in high-rise public housing projects. He was also the principal investigator of Project TELL, a longitudinal study of the ways in which home computers can improve the life chances of young people at risk of dropping out of school. In 2005, Kornblum was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. Sociology: An Introduction. 2. The Tools of Sociology. 3. Culture. 4. Societies and Nations. PART 2: SOCIAL DYNAMICS. 5. Socialization. 6. Interaction in Groups. 7. Sexuality. 8. Deviance and Social Control. 9. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Mass Publics. PART 3: SOCIAL DIVISIONS. 10. Stratification and Global Inequality. 11. Inequalities of Social Class. 12. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity. 13. Inequalities of Gender. 14. Inequalities of Youth and Age. PART 4: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 15. Families. 16. Religion. 17. Education. 18. Economic Institutions. 19. Politics and Political Institutions. 20. Health and Medicine. PART 5: SOCIAL CONTINUITY AND CHANGE. 21. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment. 22. GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE (ONLINE CHAPTER).

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