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Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach Core Concepts, Census Update / Edition 4
     

Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach Core Concepts, Census Update / Edition 4

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by James M. Henslin
 

ISBN-10: 0205182143

ISBN-13: 9780205182145

Pub. Date: 07/21/2011

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

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.


What is the Pearson Census Update Program?

The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course—simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows:

  • Census Update Edition - Features fully updated data throughout the text—including all charts and graphs—to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail.

  • 2010 Census Update Primer - A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone.

    • 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank - Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer.

  • MySocLab - Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes:

    • primary source readings relevant to the Census
    • an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer

    • a series of activities using 2010 Census results

    • video clips explaining and exploring the Census

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205182145
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(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

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