Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 9

Sociology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 9

by Richard T. Schaefer
     
 

The ninth edition of Richard T. Schaefer’s Sociology: A Brief Introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research

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The ninth edition of Richard T. Schaefer’s Sociology: A Brief Introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids and exercises, the new edition continues to encourage the development of sociological imagination. New to the edition is the inclusion of an adaptive diagnostic tool and interactivities to help students master key concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073528267
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
09/23/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
495
Sales rank:
532,746
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(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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