Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 8

Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 8

by Richard T. Schaefer
     
 

This best-selling mainstream text is praised for its balanced presentation of the three main perspectives, coverage of race, class, gender and other cultures, and distinctive social policy sections. Used at both two-year and four-year colleges, students praise the engaging narrative, clear explanations and real life examples.

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This best-selling mainstream text is praised for its balanced presentation of the three main perspectives, coverage of race, class, gender and other cultures, and distinctive social policy sections. Used at both two-year and four-year colleges, students praise the engaging narrative, clear explanations and real life examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073404264
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
List of Social Policy Sections
Preface
Ch. 1The Sociological View1
Ch. 2Culture31
Ch. 3Socialization57
Ch. 4Social Structure, Groups, and Organizations83
Ch. 5Deviance and Social Control111
Ch. 6Stratification in the United States and Worldwide139
Ch. 7Racial and Ethnic Inequality175
Ch. 8Stratification by Gender and Age207
Ch. 9The Family239
Ch. 10Religion and Education269
Ch. 11Government and the Economy301
Ch. 12Health and Population331
Ch. 13Looking to the Future: Social Movements and Social Change363
AppCareers in Sociology385
Glossary389
References399
Acknowledgments430
Indexes433

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