Sociology: A Down To Earth Appraoch (Interactive Edition) / Edition 4

Sociology: A Down To Earth Appraoch (Interactive Edition) / Edition 4

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by James M. Henslin
     
 

In this book, you will especially see how social class sets us on different paths in life, how in one direction they lead to better health, more education, higher income, even better marriages - and in the other more illness and disease, dropping out of school, low income, and higher chances of having your marriage fail. Sociology pries open the doors of society, so… See more details below

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In this book, you will especially see how social class sets us on different paths in life, how in one direction they lead to better health, more education, higher income, even better marriages - and in the other more illness and disease, dropping out of school, low income, and higher chances of having your marriage fail. Sociology pries open the doors of society, so you can see what goes on behind them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205297269
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.23(h) x 1.39(d)

Table of Contents

1The Sociological Perspective3
2Culture33
3Socialization59
4Social Structure and Social Interaction89
5How Sociologists Do Research117
6Societies to Social Network143
7Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations169
8Deviance and Social Control193
9Social Stratification in Global Perspective223
10Social Class in Contemporary Society251
11Inequalities of Gender279
12Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity309
13Inequalities of Age345
14The Economy: Money and Work373
15Politics: Power and Authority403
16The Family: Initiation into Society429
17Education: Transferring Knowledge and Skills461
18Religion: Establishing Meaning489
19Medicine: Health and Illness521
20Population and Urbanization551
21Collective Behavior and Social Movements585
22Social Change, Technology, and the Environment611
Suggested Readings637
References647
Indexes694

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