Sociology: Your Compass for a New World

Sociology: Your Compass for a New World

by Robert J. Brym, John Lie
     
 


This balanced, mainstream, beautifully written and totally up-to-date text is unrivalled in its ability to get students to see the connection between themselves and the social world. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. It has been heralded for its inclusion of… See more details below

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This balanced, mainstream, beautifully written and totally up-to-date text is unrivalled in its ability to get students to see the connection between themselves and the social world. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. It has been heralded for its inclusion of pop culture examples that instantly connect with today's students, and for its presentation of sociological concepts in a fresh, contemporary light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495000686
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
542

Table of Contents


PART I: FOUNDATIONS. 1. A Sociological Compass. 2. How Sociologists Do Research. PART II: BASIC SOCIAL PROCESSES. 3. Culture. 4. Socialization. 5. Social Interaction. 6. Social Collectivities: From Groups to Societies. PART III: INEQUALITY. 7. Deviance and Crime. 8. Stratification: United States and Global Perspectives. 9. Globalization, Inequality, and Development. 10. Race and Ethnicity. 11 Sexuality and Gender. 12. Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging and Death. PART IV: INSTITUTIONS. 13. Work and the Economy. 14. Politics. 15. Families. 16. Religion. 17. Education. 18. The Mass Media. 19. Health and Medicine. PART V: SOCIAL CHANGE. 20. Population and Urbanization. 21. Collective Action and Social Movements. 22. Technology and the Global Environment. Glossary. References. Credits. Indexes.

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