Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach, Core Concepts / Edition 4

Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach, Core Concepts / Edition 4

by Jim Henslin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020573751X

ISBN-13: 9780205737512

Pub. Date: 12/28/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Down-to-Earth Approach

Adapted from Henslin’s best-selling comprehensive text, Core Concepts provides in-depth coverage of ten high-priority topics that are the foundation of many introductory sociology courses.

This unique paperback offers a concise and economical format without sacrificing depth of coverage. Unlike a “brief” or

Overview

Down-to-Earth Approach

Adapted from Henslin’s best-selling comprehensive text, Core Concepts provides in-depth coverage of ten high-priority topics that are the foundation of many introductory sociology courses.

This unique paperback offers a concise and economical format without sacrificing depth of coverage. Unlike a “brief” or “essentials” text, the ten chapters that make up Core Concepts are not edited down from a longer book. Instead, they provide full coverage of those topics that instructors emphasize the most in a one-semester or one-term introductory sociology course. Like Henslin’s other texts, it features the author's familiar “down-to-earth” approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares with readers a passion for sociology unmatched by any other introductory text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205737512
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Series:
Books a la Carte Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 2: Culture

Chapter 3: Socialization
Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction
Chapter 5: Societies to Social Networks
Chapter 6: Deviance and Social Control

Chapter 7: Social Stratification

Chapter 8: Sex and Gender

Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 10: Marriage and Family




COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1. The Sociological Perspective

The Sociological Perspective The Origins of Sociology Sexism in Early Sociology Sociology in North America Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Doing Sociological Research Research Methods Ethics in Sociological Research


Chapter 2. Culture
What Is Culture?

Components of Symbolic Culture

Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures

Values in U.S. Society

Cultural Universals

Technology in the Global Village


Chapter 3. Socialization
What Is Human Nature?

Socialization into the Self and Mind

Learning Personality, Morality, and Emotions

Socialization into Gender

Agents of Socialization

Resocialization

Socialization Through the Life Course

Are We Prisoners of Socialization?


Chapter 4. Social Structure and Social Interaction
Levels of Sociological Analysis

The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure

Social Institutions

The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life

The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology


Chapter 5. Societies to Social Networks
Social Groups and Societies

The Transformation of Societies

Groups Within Society

Group Dynamics


Chapter 6. Deviance and Social Control
What Is Deviance?

The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

The Functionalist Perspective

The Conflict Perspective

Reactions to Deviance


Chapter 7. Social Stratification
Systems of Social Stratification

What Determines Social Class?

Why Is Social Stratification Universal?

Global Stratification: Three Worlds

Sociological Models of Social Class

Consequences of Social Class

Social Mobility

Intergenerational Social Mobility

Poverty


Chapter 8. Sex and Gender
Issues of Sex and Gender

Gender Inequality in Global Perspective

How Females Became a Minority Group

Gender Inequality in the United States

Gender Inequality in Health Care

Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Gender and Violence

The Changing Face of Politics

Glimpsing the Future—With Hope


Chapter 9. Race and Ethnicity

Laying the Sociological Foundation

Theories of Prejudice

Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations

Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

Looking Toward the Future


Chapter 10. Marriage and Family
Marriage and Family in Global Perspective

Marriage and Family in Theoretical Perspective

The Family Life Cycle

Diversity in U.S. Families

Trends in U.S. Families

Divorce and Remarriage

Two Sides of Family Life

The Future of Marriage and Family


Optional E-Book Chapters
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations

The Elderly

The Economy

Politics

Education

Religion

Medicine and Health

Population and Urbanization

Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Social Change and the Environment

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