Student Practice Tests for Andersen/Taylor's Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, 4th / Edition 4

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Authored by Paulina X. Ruf of University of Tampa. Designed to help students test their knowledge of chapter concepts, this booklet contains 50-60 multiple-choice questions, and 10-20 true-false questions, and 4-6 short answer questions, all with answer explanations and page references, for each chapter of the text. FREE when ordered packaged with the text.
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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a text in which Andersen (sociology and women's studies, U. of Delaware) and Taylor (sociology, Princeton U.) introduce the basic principles of sociology by linking basic concepts to theory and research. The 23 chapters are organized around the themes of looking behind the facades of everyday life, critical thinking, diversity, global perspective, current theory and research, social change and policy, and integrating the internet. New features include a chapter on crime and criminal justice, and a focus on showing students how society is in a constant state of change and stability. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495000655
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret L. Andersen-raised in Oakland, California; Rome, Georgia; and Boston, Massachusetts-is Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her B.A. from Georgia State University. She is the author of THINKING ABOUT WOMEN: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND GENDER (Allyn and Bacon) and the Wadsworth/ Cengage Learning text UDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER (with Kim Logio). She is also the author of ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION and LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR. She has served as Vice President of the American Sociological Association, from which she has also received the prestigious Jessie Bernard Award and the Merit Award for career contributions from the Eastern Sociological Society. She is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and has served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, where she has also won the University's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Howard F. Taylor has taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and Princeton University, where he is Professor of Sociology and former director of the African American Studies Center. He has published over fifty articles in sociology, education, social psychology, and race relations. His books include THE IQ GAME (Rutgers University Press); BALANCE IN SMALL GROUPS (Van Nostrand Reinhold), and the forthcoming THE SAT TRIPLE WHAMMY: RACE, GENDER, AND SOCIAL CLASS BIAS. Past president of the Eastern Sociological Society, Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Sociological Research Association, an honorary society for distinguished research. He is a winner of the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, given by the American Sociological Association for distinguished research in race and ethnic relations, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College and has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.

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Table of Contents

1. Developing a Sociological Perspective.
2. Doing Sociological Research. Part Two: INDIVIDUALS IN SOCIETY.
3. Culture.
4. Socialization.
5. Society and Social Interaction.
6. Groups and Organizations.
7. Sexuality and Intimate Relationships.
8. Deviance.
9. Crime and Criminal Justice. Part Three: SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.
10. Social Class and Social Stratification.
11. Global Stratification.
12. Race and Ethnicity.
13. Gender.
14. Age and Aging. Part Four: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
15. Families.
16. Education.
17. Religion.
18. Economy and Work.
19. Power, Politics, and Authority.
20. Health Care. Part Five: SOCIAL CHANGE.
21. Population, Urbanization, and Environment.
22. Collective Behavior and Social Movement.
23. Social Change in Global Perspective.
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