Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials / Edition 4

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534609573
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/24/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624

Meet the Author

Diana Kendall is currently a Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she was recognized as an Outstanding Professor for her research. Dr. Kendall has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Diana Kendall received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. In addition to SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002); Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005); and Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Professor Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association.

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Table of Contents

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.

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