Sociology Now, Census Update / Edition 1

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Overview

Exploring the questions of today

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 the forces of globalization and multiculturalism have come to preoccupy sociologists and influence the way they look at the events and experiences of the early twenty first century. Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and gender researcher, and co-author Amy Aronson, a journalist and media scholar, address questions regarding these forces head-on as they make a compelling case for the importance of sociology in the contemporary world.

The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MySocLab.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning – The new MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Each chapter opener asks students to consider a paradox that illustrates the complexity of sociology.
  • Engage Students – Unique pedagogical features help students see the connection between research and everyday life.
  • Explore Theory – Classical perspectives integrated with discussions of multiculturalism and globalization.
  • Understand Diversity – Race, class, and gender are discussed both as the foundations of our identity and as sources of inequality.
  • Support Instructors – The test bank is edited by the authors.

Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit: www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySocLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205172768 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205172764

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205181063
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 370,955
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook. He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins, 2008) which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and featured on over one hundred radio and newspaper and blog reviews. His other books include Changing Men (1987), Men’s Lives(8th edition, 2009) Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (1992), The Politics of Manhood (1996), Manhood: A Cultural History (1996, 10th anniversary second edition, 2006), and The Gendered Society (3rd edition, 2008). He co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2004) and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (2004). He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, a book series on Gender and Sexuality at New York University Press, and edited the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities. He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10 year old son, Zachary.

Amy Aronson is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of Taking Liberties: Early American Women's Magazines and Their Readers and an editor of the international quarterly, Media History. She has co-edited several books, including a centennial edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Women and Economics and the two-volume Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, which was honored by the New York Public Library with a Best of Reference Award in 2004. A former editor at Working Woman and Ms., her work has also appeared in publications including Business Week, Global Journalist and the Sunday supplement of The Boston Globe.

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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 1: 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 2: 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 3: Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations

The Social Construction of Reality

Elements of Social Structure

Groups

Organizations

Chapter 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Stratification and Social Class

Social Stratification

Social Class

Poverty

Social Mobility

Global Inequality

Class Identity and Class Inequality in the Future

Chapter 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: The Family

The Family Tree

Family and Ethnicity

Developing and Establishing Families

Parenting

Divorce and Remarriage

Family in the Future

Chapter 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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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