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Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The Sociology Super Review includes an introduction to sociology, sociological perspective, sociological theory, history of sociology, methods of research, stages of research, socialization, culture, society, interaction, groups and organizations, deviance, social stratification, and more! Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you've learned - and where you need more study. Makes an excellent study aid and textbook companion. Great for self-study!

- From cover to cover, each in-depth topic review is easy-to-follow and easy-to-grasp - Perfect when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams!
- Review questions after each topic that highlight and reinforce key areas and concepts
- Student-friendly language for easy reading and comprehension
- Includes quizzes that test your understanding of the subject

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878911950
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Super Reviews Study Guides
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,462,990
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Sociology
1.1 Defining Sociology 1
1.2 The Unit of Study 1
1.3 The Perspective: Humanistic or Scientific 2
1.4 The Sociological Imagination 2
1.5 The Science 3
1.6 The Social Sciences 3
1.7 The Theory: Inductive or Deductive 3
1.8 The Theoretical Approach 5
1.9 The Origins of Sociology 9
1.10 Careers in Sociology 11
Quiz: Introduction to Sociology 11
Chapter 2 The Methods of Research
2.1 Defining Research Methods 15
2.2 Survey Research 16
2.3 Experimentation 17
2.4 Observation 18
2.5 Secondary Analysis 19
2.6 The Stages of Research 21
2.7 Ethical Problems 22
Quiz: The Methods of Research 23
Chapter 3 Socialization
3.1 The Process of Socialization and Self-Formation 27
3.2 Agents of Socialization 29
3.3 Resocialization and the Role of Total Institution 31
3.4 Sigmund Freud 32
3.5 Charles Horton Cooley 33
3.6 George Herbert Mead 33
3.7 Erving Goffman 34
3.8 Jean Piaget 34
3.9 Erik Erikson 37
3.10 Lawrence Kohlberg 38
3.11 Carol Gilligan 39
Quiz: Socialization 39
Chapter 4 Defining Culture
4.1 Culture 43
4.2 Material and Nonmaterial Culture 43
4.3 Aspects of Culture 44
4.4 Cultural Diversity 47
4.5 Subcultures and Countercultures 48
Quiz: Defining Culture 49
Chapter 5 Defining Society
5.1 Society 52
5.2 Sociocultural Evolution 52
5.3 Types of Societies 52
5.4 Theories of Society 53
Quiz: Defining Society 58
Chapter 6 Defining Social Interaction
6.1 Social Interaction 62
6.2 Social Structure, Society, and Social Systems 62
6.3 Status 63
6.4 Roles 64
Quiz: Defining Social Interaction 67
Chapter 7 Groups and Organizations
7.1 Social Groups and Relationships 71
7.2 Associations and Communal Relationships 71
7.3 Social Groups 72
7.4 Characteristics of Groups 74
7.5 Group Leadership 78
7.6 Organizations 78
7.7 Bureaucracy 80
Quiz: Groups and Organizations 83
Chapter 8 Deviance
8.1 Defining Deviance 87
8.2 Deviance and Stigma 87
8.3 Deviance, Conformity, Social Order, and Social Control 88
8.4 Deviance and Social Groups 90
8.5 Functions and Deviance 91
8.6 Biological Explanations of Deviance 92
8.7 Psychological Explanations of Deviance 94
8.8 Sociological Explanations of Deviance 94
Quiz: Deviance 97
Chapter 9 Family and Society
9.1 Social Institutions 101
9.2 Kinship 101
9.3 Marriage 102
9.4 Family 102
9.5 Forms of Vested Authority 103
9.6 Endogamy and Exogamy: Marriage Patterns 103
9.7 Monogamy and Polygamy: Marriage Patterns 104
9.8 Residential Patterns: Patrilocality, Matrilocality, and Neolocality 104
Quiz: Family and Society 105
Chapter 10 Economics and Society
10.1 Traditionalism and Economic Rationality 109
10.2 Division of Labor 110
10.3 Comparative Economic Systems 110
10.4 Sectors of the Economy 111
10.5 Distribution Systems 112
Quiz: Economics and Society 112
Chapter 11 Politics and Society
11.1 The Political Order 116
11.2 Three Types of Authority 116
11.3 Types of Government 117
11.4 The Political Process 119
11.5 C. Wright Mills' The Power Elite 119
11.6 G. William Domhoff's Governing Class 119
11.7 David Riesman's Pluralist Vision 120
Quiz: Politics and Society 121
Chapter 12 Society and Religion
12.1 Religion and Society 125
12.2 The Sacred and the Profane 126
12.3 Durkheim 126
12.4 Weber 126
12.5 Forms of Religious Organization--Cult, Sect, Church 127
12.6 World Religions 128
Quiz: Society and Religion 129
Chapter 13 Defining Social Stratification
13.1 Social Stratification 133
13.2 Life Chances 134
13.3 Stratification and Social Structure 134
13.4 Systems of Stratification 135
13.5 Davis and Moore--A Functionalist View of Social Stratification 137
13.6 Marx, Weber, and Modern Conflict Theory 138
Quiz: Defining Social Stratification 139
Chapter 14 Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change
14.1 Defining Collective Behavior 143
14.2 Relatively Spontaneous Expressions of Collective Behavior 143
14.3 Other Forms of Collective Behavior--Crowds 145
14.4 Other Aspects of Collective Behavior--Public Versus Private 146
14.5 Explaining Collective Behavior 147
14.6 Social Movements 148
Quiz: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change 150
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