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Globalizing forces - institutional, political, economic, and cultural - are transforming American society. Sociology, Second Edition, is the first textbook to make globalization a focal point while also providing comprehensive coverage of standard topics on American society. The global focus is developed with in-text examples and discussions, globalization boxes, end-of-chapter globalization sections, and an extensive map program. The global theme complements an emphasis on diversity, which helps readers overcome ethnocentrism and better appreciate the importance of multicultural understanding in the emerging global society. "Silenced Voices" boxes augment in-text discussions and examples that examine the impact of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and class and age on human experience. A focus on critical analysis is fostered by "Critical Assessment" sections, which weigh the strengths and limitations of major theories, as well as by "Critical Thinking" boxes. New practice tests with answers facilitate students' preparation for quizzes and exams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673981844
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction to Sociology
Ch. 1 The Sociological Perspective 2
Ch. 2 The Process of Inquiry 32
Pt. 2 The Individual and Society
Ch. 3 Culture 56
Ch. 4 Societies 84
Ch. 5 Socialization and Social Interaction 108
Ch. 6 Groups and Organizations 136
Ch. 7 Deviance and Crime 164
Pt. 3 Structures of Power and Inequality
Ch. 8 Class and Stratification in the United States 196
Ch. 9 Global Inequality 230
Ch. 10 Race and Ethnicity 258
Ch. 11 Sex and Gender 292
Ch. 12 Aging 328
Pt. 4 Social Institutions
Ch. 13 Politics and the State 352
Ch. 14 Families 388
Ch. 15 Work and the Economy 416
Ch. 16 Education 446
Ch. 17 Religion 474
Ch. 18 Medicine and Health 504
Pt. 5 Social Change and the Modern World
Ch. 19 The Mass Media in Contemporary Society 530
Ch. 20 Population, Urbanization, and the Environment 556
Ch. 21 Social Change, Collective Behavior, and Social Movements 584
Glossary 609
Bibliography B1
Credits C1
Index I1
Practice Tests PT1
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