Talking Sociology / Edition 5

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Overview

Talking Sociology examines controversial social issues from libertarian, conservative, and social democratic points of view, demonstrating the philosophical basis of social life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205342709
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/16/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 243
  • Sales rank: 905,681
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Questions,” “For Further Study,” and “Notes and References.”

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Murder and Martyrdom.

The Social Order.

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Structure of the Text.

1. Culture: Is Violent Entertainment Harmful?

The Conservative Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Perspective.

Violent Entertainment and Social Research.

Culture and Violent Entertainment.

2. Socialization: Should Parents Be Allowed to Hit Their Children However They Wish?

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

Spanking and Social Research.

Spanking and the Socialization Process.

3. Deviance and Social Control: Should Drug Use Be Legalized?

The Conservative Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

Marijuana and Social Research.

Social Control, Deviance, and Drug Use.

4. Human Sexuality: Is Adultery Wrong?

The Conservative Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

Sexuality and Social Research.

Human Sexuality, Adultery, and Society.

5. Economy and Stratification: Is Global Free Trade Harmful?

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

Global Free Trade and Social Research.

Global Free Trade and the Economy.

6. Gender Roles and Sexual Stratification: Is Marriage Detrimental to Women?

The Social Democratic Perspective.

The Conservative Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

Marriage and Social Research.

Gender Roles and Marriage.

7. Race and Ethnicity: Should Minorities Be Given Preferential Treatment in Admission to Higher Education and Hiring?

The Social Democratic Perspective.

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

Race, Public Policy and Social Research.

Race and Affirmative Action.

8. Family: Who Should Be Allowed to Adopt?

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

Adoption and Social Research.

Adoption and the Family.

9. Nation and State: Should the U.S. Have Open Borders?

The Conservative Point of View.

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Perspective.

Immigration and Social Research.

Nation and Immigration.

10. Work and Organizations: Should Employers Investigate Their Employees' Private Lives?

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Perspective.

The Conservative Point of View.

Social Control and Social Research.

Work and Organizational Control.

11. Health: Are Americans Too Fat?

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

Obesity and Social Research.

Government Action, Public Health and Obesity.

12. Social Movements/Collective Behavior: Can Civil Disobedience Be Justified?

The Libertarian Point of View.

The Social Democratic Point of View.

The Conservative Point of View.

Moral Development and Social Research.

Social Movements and Civil Disobedience.

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