Sociology: The Central Questions / Edition 2

Sociology: The Central Questions / Edition 2

by William Kornblum, Carolyn D. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155065149

ISBN-13: 9780155065147

Pub. Date: 08/03/2001

Publisher: Wadsworth

This concise yet thorough treatment of sociology is organized around a set of central questions and integrates classic and current research with analyses of trends affecting society. Written by the best-selling author of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, William Kornblum's brief text incorporates many of his most popular features (such as Mapping Social Change) while new…  See more details below

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This concise yet thorough treatment of sociology is organized around a set of central questions and integrates classic and current research with analyses of trends affecting society. Written by the best-selling author of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, William Kornblum's brief text incorporates many of his most popular features (such as Mapping Social Change) while new features and the text's unique approach give this book its own distinct voice and perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155065147
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/03/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sociology, the Science of Society: Can it make a difference in people's lives?
Ch. 2Culture: Does it account for the immense differences in the ways people all over the world feel and behave?
Ch. 3Social Structure and Interaction: Do they explain why human affairs do not dissolve into a "war of all against all?"
Ch. 4Socialization: Does society shape what a person can and will become, or are people prisoners of their genetic endowment?
Ch. 5Deviance and Social Control: Are certain types of crime "normal" in any society, and what do societies do to enforce their norms?
Ch. 6Stratification and Social Class: Are they inevitable or can there be a classless society?
Ch. 7Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity: Must we have laws to protect the rights of racially or ethnically distinct groups?
Ch. 8Inequalities of Gender and Age: Will they diminish as nations become more industrialized and urbanized?
Ch. 9The Family: Is it breaking down or simply adapting to new social conditions?
Ch. 10Religion: Why is it difficult for people of different religions to realize their shared quest for peace and understanding?
Ch. 11Education: Can it reduce poverty and inequality?
Ch. 12Economics and Politics: Can institutions like the market and legislatures bring about positive social change?
Ch. 13Population, Urbanization, and Health: Can we control population growth and achieve higher levels of health worldwide?
Ch. 14Social Movements and Social Change: How do social movements bring about social change?

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