Sociology / Edition 5

Sociology / Edition 5

by Neil J. Smelser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130638358

ISBN-13: 9780130638359

Pub. Date: 11/29/1994

Publisher: Pearson

My aims in preparing this edition remain the same as the were at the beginning: to bring contemporary sociology to students who have had little or no exposure to the field; to make this presentation as comprehensive, balanced, and clear as possible, without compromising the complexity of the discipline of sociology; and to stress concrete illustrations of sociological

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My aims in preparing this edition remain the same as the were at the beginning: to bring contemporary sociology to students who have had little or no exposure to the field; to make this presentation as comprehensive, balanced, and clear as possible, without compromising the complexity of the discipline of sociology; and to stress concrete illustrations of sociological principles rather than describing them in abstract terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130638359
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/29/1994
Series:
Sociology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Sociology.

I. THE ELEMENTS OF SOCIETY.

2. Culture.
3. Social Structure.
4. Socialization.
5. Social Interaction.
6. Organizations.
7. Deviance and Social Control.
8. Community and Urban Life.

II. INEQUALITIES.

9. Inequality, Stratification, and Class.
10. Ethnic and Racial Inequality.
11. Sex Roles and Inequality.
12. Age and Inequality.

III. INSTITUTIONS.

13. The Family.
14. Education.
15. Religion.
16. The Economic System.
17. The Political System.

IV. SOCIETY AND CHANGE.

18. The Dynamics of Populations.
19. Collective Behavior and Social Movements.
20. Social and Cultural Change.
Appendix: Research Methods.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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