Sociology / Edition 5

Sociology / Edition 5

by Rodney Stark
     
 

This textbook demonstrates how sociological theories are developed and tested, describes the social behavior of individuals and groups, and examines theories about stratification and intergroup conflict. The ninth edition updates the latest statistics and substitutes new studies for old. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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This textbook demonstrates how sociological theories are developed and tested, describes the social behavior of individuals and groups, and examines theories about stratification and intergroup conflict. The ninth edition updates the latest statistics and substitutes new studies for old. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534205034
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
09/17/1993
Series:
Sociology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Groups and Relationships: A Sociological Sampler3
Pt. IThe Sociological Process: An Overview of Concepts, Theories, and Research Methods31
Ch. 2Concepts for Social and Cultural Theories37
Ch. 3Micro Sociology: Testing Interaction Theories69
Ch. 4Macro Sociology: Testing Structural Theories91
Special Topic 1: Correlation and Sampling111
Pt. IIIndividuals and Groups119
Ch. 5Biology, Culture, and Society121
Ch. 6Socialization and Social Roles145
Ch. 7Deviance and Conformity171
Ch. 8Social Control203
Pt. IIIStratification and Conflict227
Ch. 9Concepts and Theories of Stratification229
Ch. 10Comparing Systems of Stratification251
Special Topic 2: Aspects of Income Inequalities in America273
Ch. 11Intergroup Conflict: Racial and Ethnic Inequality283
Special Topic 3: Minorities and Stardom327
Ch. 12Gender and Inequality333
Pt. IVSocial Institutions371
Ch. 13The Family373
Special Topic 4: The Older Family398
Ch. 14Religion405
Ch. 15Politics and the State433
Ch. 16The Interplay Between Education and Occupation465
Pt. VChange493
Ch. 17Social Change and Modernization495
Special Topic 5: Stirrups and Feudal Domination518
Ch. 18Population Changes523
Special Topic 6: The Life Cycle of the Baby Boom551
Ch. 19Urbanization557
Ch. 20The Organizational Age587
Ch. 21Social Change and Social Movements611
Epilogue Becoming a Sociologist633
References638
Illustration Credits656
Name Index659
Subject Index / Glossary665

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