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Intended for the introduction to sociology course found in departments of sociology and social sciences at two- and four-year schools. The course usually fulfills a general education requirement, so in addition to the many sociology majors taking the course are many nonmajors. Regardless of their major, most students taking this course are freshmen and sophomores.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495598930
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Brief
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 921,310
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Brym is Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) of the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published widely on politics and social movements in Canada, Russia, and the Middle East. His most recent books are New Society, 7th edition (2014) and Society in Question, 7th edition (2014), both published by Nelson. He has served as editor of several scholarly journals and won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarly work. Brym recently completed a project on state and collective violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the results of which were published in Social Forces, the British Journal of Sociology, and elsewhere. He is currently conducting research on the democracy movement in the Middle East and North Africa.

John Lie was born in South Korea, grew up in Japan and Hawaii, and attended Harvard University. Currently Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, he has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Harvard University, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States, as well as at universities in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and New Zealand. His main research interests are comparative macrosociology and comparative race and ethnic relations. He has taught introductory sociology classes ranging in size from three to over seven hundred students in several countries, and hopes that this book will stimulate readers' sociological imagination.

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Table of Contents

1. A Sociological Compass. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. 4. Social Interaction. 5. Networks, Groups, and Organizations. 6. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. 7. Social Stratification: United States and Global Perspectives. 8. Globalization, Inequality, and Development. 9. Race and Ethnicity. 10. Sexuality and Gender. 11. Families. 12. Religion and Education. 13. Politics, Work, and the Economy. 14. Health, Medicine, Disability, and Aging. 15. Collective Action and Social Movements. 16. Population, Urbanization, and Environment.

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