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Sociology

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This impressive,forward thinking research based survey focuses on five key concepts to explain sociological principles: function,structure,action,culture,and power. These concepts enable the text to present structural sociology and culture more fully than in any other book. The seventh edition continues to combine a balanced presentation with lively,student- oriented examples. This edition has been significantly revised,it features increased coverage of the founders of sociology,a greater emphasis on the ...
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Overview

This impressive,forward thinking research based survey focuses on five key concepts to explain sociological principles: function,structure,action,culture,and power. These concepts enable the text to present structural sociology and culture more fully than in any other book. The seventh edition continues to combine a balanced presentation with lively,student- oriented examples. This edition has been significantly revised,it features increased coverage of the founders of sociology,a greater emphasis on the structure of social interaction,and it introduces exciting and new "Sociology and Public Debates" and "Research Methods" boxes that students will find both evocative and engaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070378476
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1989
  • Edition number: 5

Table of Contents

Boxes
Preface
Ch. 1 The Sociological Perspective 2
Ch. 2 Methods of Sociological Research 30
Ch. 3 The Structure of Social Interaction 56
Ch. 4 Culture 90
Ch. 5 Socialization and Identity Through the Life Course 118
Ch. 6 Deviance and Crime 144
Ch. 7 Class and Stratification 176
Ch. 8 Race and Ethnicity 204
Ch. 9 Sex and Gender 238
Ch. 10 Generations and Aging 262
Ch. 11 The Family 292
Ch. 12 Education 320
Ch. 13 Religion 346
Ch. 14 Health and Health Care 379
Ch. 15 Work, Organizations, and the Economy 402
Ch. 16 The State and Politics 434
Ch. 17 Global Integration and Inequality 466
Ch. 18 Population and the Environment 502
Ch. 19 Communities and Urbanization 534
Ch. 20 Social Movements and Collective Action 564
References 593
Webliography 619
Text Credits 625
Photo Credits 627
Glossary Index 629
Name Index 631
Subject Index 638
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