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Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10
     

Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10

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by Richard T. Schaefer
 

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ISBN-10: 0078026725

ISBN-13: 9780078026720

Pub. Date: 09/13/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Three basic premises guide this highly successful introductory text — first that theory and research must be both comprehensive and clear,second that the text must show how sociology is relevant both to the study of society and to students' lives,and third that sociology can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. To that end,this

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Three basic premises guide this highly successful introductory text — first that theory and research must be both comprehensive and clear,second that the text must show how sociology is relevant both to the study of society and to students' lives,and third that sociology can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. To that end,this solid,well-respected text combines a balanced three-perspective approach with excellent student-oriented examples,and distinctive social policy sections in a concise presentation that offers an alternative to full-length books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078026720
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/13/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
173,376
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 1: The Nature of Sociology
Chapter 2: Sociological Research
Part Two: Organizing Social Life
Chapter 3: Culture
Chapter 4: Socialization
Chapter 5: Social Interaction and Social Structure
Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations
Chapter 7: Deviance and Social Control
Part Three: Social Inequality
Chapter 8: Stratification and Social Mobility
Chapter 9: Social Inequality Worldwide
Chapter 10: Stratification by Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 11: Stratification by Gender
Chapter 12: Stratification by Age
Part Four: Social Institutions
Chapter 13: The Family
Chapter 14: Religion and Education
Chapter 15: Government and the Economy
Chapter 16: Health and Medicine
Part Five: Changing Society
Chapter 17: Communities and Urbanization
Chapter 18: Population and the Environment
Chapter 19: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Chapter 20: Social Change and Technology
Glossary
References
Acknowledgments
Indexes

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skglick More than 1 year ago
Same old crap...trying to force the "enlightened ideas" of the sociology pioneers down the throats of unsuspecting students. I only purchased it because it was required, and will likely burn it afterward. I don't need to see a picture of a teenager shooting-up heroin; I don't need to hear how wonderful Karl Marx was; and, I don't need to read a study wherein a black teen (aka African-American)has divorced parents, but everyone is OK with that, and the social worker/researcher can't figure out why the teen keeps going for "loser" guys.