Sociology: A Global Perspective / Edition 9

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SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how those concepts and theories can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society.
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"Adopting a book like Ferrante is a clear indication that our department is serious about making our general education courses international and comparative. I particularly like the way each chapter focuses on a country. In this way Ferrante is able to go beyond merely mentioning other countries and give students all sorts of current events and historical materials in addition to the sociological perspective."

"One of the reasons I love this text is because it is so unbiased. Overall, she does an excellent job of being unbiased, and presenting students with several viewpoints. She does have student voices in her text—it works!"

"I like her style of talking with students and then researching their discussions. When she writes about what students have told her, this is encouraging to students because they see that their voice is valid. I use this effectively as I encourage my students to share their own ideas with the class and me"

"The examples are provided from both male and female perspectives, which make the book more relevant for understanding women's issues and problems of racial and ethnic inequalities in the world. I support this effort wholeheartedly"

"I like Ferrante's inclusion of student voices and periodically I use these items to initiate discourse among my own students"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285746463
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 239,406
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
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Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Imagination: With Emphasis on Globalization and Glocalization. 2. Sociological Perspectives and Methods of Research: With Emphasis on Social Robotics. 3. Culture: With Emphasis on Transcultural Encounters and Exchanges. 4. Socialization: With Emphasis on In-Groups and Out-Groups. 5. Social Interaction and Impression Management: With Emphasis on Relationships in a Digital Age. 6. Formal Organizations: With Emphasis on Industrial Food. 7. Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control: With Emphasis on Mass Surveillance. 8. Social Inequality: With Emphasis on Social Mobility. 9. Race and Ethnicity: With Emphasis on Social Construction. 10. Gender and Sexualities: With Emphasis on Gender Ideals. 11. Economics and Politics: With Emphasis on India and Its IT Professionals. 12. Family: With Emphasis on the Aging Societies. 13. Education: With Emphasis on Social Reproduction in a Knowledge Economy. 14. Religion: With Emphasis on Religion as a Transnational Force. 15. Population and Health Care: With Emphasis on the U.S. Health Care System in Global Context. 16. Social Change: With Emphasis on Changing Environment.
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