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Overview

Exploring the Questions of Today

Identity & Inequality

Race, Class, & Gender

Multiculturalism

Globalization

Sociology Now reflects the discipline today and explores the big questions about multiculturalism and globalization that sociologists ask.

Sociology has always offered a way to make sense of the complex and sometimes contradictory forces that shape our social lives in any era. As Sociology Now explains sociology as both a body of knowledge and a "way of seeing," it shows how two such forces in particular have come to preoccupy sociologists and influence the way they look at the events and experiences of the early twenty first century:

The first is globalization--the economic, political, cultural, and social interconnections among people and institutions all over the world.

The second is multiculturalism--the recognition that race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and other statuses are sources of social inequality, but also the foundations of our identities.

Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and gender researcher, and co-author Amy Aronson, a journalist and media scholar, address these questions head-on as they make a compelling case for the importance of sociology in the contemporary world.


What is the Pearson Census Update Edition?

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

This Book a la Carte Edition is unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides the students the opportunity to personalize their book incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to calss - all at an affordable price. It comes with an access code to MySocLab, an interactive and instructive online solution for introductory sociology. It combines multimedia, video, audio, and tests and quizzes to make teaching and learning fun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205203437
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/25/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: What is Sociology?

Chapter 2: Culture and Society

Chapter 3: Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations

Chapter 4: How Do We Know What We Know? The Methods of the Sociologist

Chapter 5: Socialization

Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime

Chapter 7: Stratification and Social Class

Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 9: Sex and Gender

Chapter 10: Sexuality

Chapter 11: Age: From Young to Old

Chapter 12: The Family

Chapter 13: Economy and Work

Chapter 14: Politics and Government

Chapter 15: Religion and Science

Chapter 16: The Body and Society: Health and Illness

Chapter 17: Education

Chapter 18: Mass Media

Chapter 19: Sociology of Environments: The Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter One: What is Sociology?

Sociology: A Way of Seeing

Doing Sociology

Where Did Sociology Come From?

Contemporary Sociology

New Issues, New Lenses

Sociology and The Future, Sociology and You

Chapter Two: Culture and Society

Culture

Elements of Culture

Dimensions of Culture

Core Elements of Culture: Norms and Values

Values

Cultural Change

The Future of Culture

Chapter Three: Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations

The Social Construction of Reality

Elements of Social Structure

Groups

Organizations

Chapter Four: How Do We Know What we Know? The Methods of the Sociologist

Sociology as a Social Science

Why Sociological Methods Matter

Sociology and the Scientific Method

Doing Sociological Research

Types of Sociological Research Methods

Social Science and the Problem of "Truth"

Issues in Conducting Research

Emergent Methodologies

Chapter Five: Socialization

Socialization and Biology

Socialization in Action

Stages in Socialization

Agents of Socialization

Socialization and the Life Course

Gender Socialization

The Future of Socialization

Chapter Six: Deviance and Crime

What is Deviance?

Conformity and Social Control

Deviance and Social Coherence

Deviance and Crime

Types of Crime

Crime in the United States

The Criminal Justice System

Globalization and Crime

The Future of Deviance and Crime

Chapter Seven: Stratification and Social Class

Social Stratification

Social Class

Poverty

Social Mobility

Global Inequality

Class Identity and Class Inequality in the Future

Chapter Eight: Race and Ethnicity

Distinguishing Between Race and Ethnicity

The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Prejudice

Discrimination

Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination

Ethnic Groups in the United States

Ethnicity and Conflict

Race in the Future

Chapter Nine: Sex and Gender

Sex and Gender: Nature and Nurture

The Biology of Sex and Gender

Exploring Cross-Cultural Variations of Sex and Gender

Becoming Gendered: Learning Gender Identity

Gender Inequality: Global and Local

Gender Inequality in the United States

The Politics of Gender

Outlook on Gender Equality

Chapter Ten: Sexuality

Sexual Socialization

Researching Sexuality

Modern Sex Research

Changing Sexual Attitudes

Gender and Sexual Orientation

Sexual Inequality

The Politics of Sexuality

Conclusion: The Future of Sexuality

Chapter Eleven: Age: From Young to Old

Age and Identity

Age and Inequality

Boomers, Busters, and Boomlets: The Generations of Youth

Youth and Inequality

Getting Older and Getting Better? Youth and Age Down the Road

Chapter Twelve: The Family

The Family Tree

Family and Ethnicity

Developing and Establishing Families

Parenting

Divorce and Remarriage

Family in the Future

Chapter Thirteen: Economy and Work

Theories of the Economy

Economic Development

The American Economy

Economic Systems

Corporations

Work

Diversity in the Workplace

The Future of Work

Chapter Fourteen: Politics and Government

Politics and Power

Political Systems

Political Participation

Political Parties

Political Life

Extreme Politics

Everyday Politics

Political Life in the 21st Century

Chapter Fifteen: Religion and Science

Comparing Religion and Science

What Does Religion Do?

Religious Groups

Religions of the World

Religion and Modern Society

Religion in the United States

Science as an Institution

Science and Religion in the 21st Century

Chapter Sixteen: The Body and Society: Health and Illness

The Beautiful Body

Changing the Body

The Healthy Body

The Sick Body

The Social Organization of Health

Race, Class, and Gender and Health

The Global Distribution of Health and Illness

Conventional and Alternative Healthcare

Healthcare Reform

Living Longer -- and Healthier?

Chapter Seventeen: Education

Sociology and Education

Education and Democracy

The Curriculum Changes

Education in the Developing World

Education and Mobility

Schools and Inequality

School Reform

Higher Education

The Wave of the Future

Chapter Eighteen: Media

What is Mass Media?

Types of Mass Media

Media Production and Consumption

Using Mass Media

Regulating Media

Globalization of the Media

Not Just Another Show: Media Today and Tomorrow

Chapter Nineteen: Sociology of Environments: The Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds

The Human Environment

Population Growth

The Urban Environment

Human Ecology

The Natural Environment

Environmental Threats

Awaiting the Next One

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