Sociology: Internet Edition / Edition 9

Sociology: Internet Edition / Edition 9

by Rodney Stark
     
 

This text, considered to be a living classic among introductory sociology texts, is written by Rodney Stark- a major sociology researcher and scholarly author. The text introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark's hallmark Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist" approach that addresses students directly and presents

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This text, considered to be a living classic among introductory sociology texts, is written by Rodney Stark- a major sociology researcher and scholarly author. The text introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark's hallmark Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist" approach that addresses students directly and presents sociology on a personal level. Stark describes what sociologists do and how they do it, focusing first on the questions they pose and how they search for and formulate their answers, and only then moving on to study their answers and conclusions. In this way, he effectively explores themes, raising issues in a straightforward manner with historical accuracy and solid research. The text employs a unique feature titled A Closer View," which illustrates seminal research studies to introduce students to the sociological imagination and the world around them. This is the only text of its kind in the introductory sociology market.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534609399
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Edition description:
Internet with InfoTrac
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY. 1. Groups and Relationships: A Sociological Sampler. 2. Concepts for Social and Cultural Theories. 3. Micro Sociology: Testing Interaction Theories. 4. Macro Sociology: Studying Larger Groups and Societies. Part II: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. 5. Biology, Culture, and Society. 6. Socialization and Social Roles. 7. Crime and Deviance. 8. Social Control. Part III: INEQUALITY. 9. Concepts and Theories of Stratification. 10. Comparing Systems of Stratification. 11. Racial and Ethnic Inequality and Conflict. 12. Gender and Inequality. Part IV: INSTITUTIONS. 13. The Family. 14. Religion. 15. Politics and the State. 16. The Interplay Between Education and Occupation. Part V: CHANGE. 17. Social Change: Development and Global Inequality. 18. Population Changes. 19. Urbanization. 20. The organizational Age. 21. Social Change and Social Movements. Epilogue.

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