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This mainstream, technology infused (includes FREE Virtual Explorations: With Map The Stats CD-ROM and InfoTrac College Edition), best-selling text is noted for its especially strong integration of compelling and engaging Lived Experiences" - extended examples that focus on various social issues to illustrate chapter coverage. These social issue extended examples are carried throughout the chapterin various boxes, features, and exercises. Kendall's text is also known for its exceptional coverage of classic and contemporary theory, along with its integration of race, class, gender, and age perspectives. The author's vivid, applied, personal writing style engages students, and her compelling everyday examples make sociology particularly relevant to the diverse student population of today. The author shows students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.
Part One: STUDYING SOCIETY AND SOCIAL LIFE. 1. The Sociological Perspective and Research Process. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. Part Two: SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL CONTROL. 4. Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life. 5. Groups and Organizations. 6. Deviance and Crime. Part Three: SOCIAL INEQUALITY. 7. Global Stratification. 8. Class and Stratification in the United States. 9. Race and Ethnicity. 10. Sex and Gender. Part Four: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 11. Families and Intimate Relationships. 12. Education and Religion. 13. Politics and the Economy in Global Perspective. 14. Health, Health Care and Disability. Part Five: SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL CHANGE. 15. Population and Urbanization. 16. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change.