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Overview

Emphasizing the connection between sociological factors and the lived experiences of individuals, this textbook provides an introduction to the field of sociology. While spotlighting contemporary popular culture and current trends like globalization, chapters focus on fundamental concepts like social processes, inequality, institutions, and social change. Practical applications of sociological study are highlighted. Brym teaches at the University of Toronto; Lie, at the University of Michigan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155072121
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations 1
Chapter 1 A Sociological Compass 3
Chapter 2 Research Methods 31
Part II Basic Social Processes 61
Chapter 3 Culture 63
Chapter 4 Socialization 91
Chapter 5 Interaction and Organization 117
Chapter 6 Deviance and Crime 143
Part III Inequality 171
Chapter 7 Stratification: United States and Global Perspectives 173
Chapter 8 Race and Ethnicity 209
Chapter 9 Sexuality and Gender 243
Part IV Institutions 277
Chapter 10 Work and the Economy 279
Chapter 11 Politics 311
Chapter 12 Families 339
Chapter 13 Religion and Education 371
Chapter 14 The Mass Media 403
Chapter 15 Health, Medicine, and Aging 427
Part V Social Change 457
Chapter 16 Population, Urbanization, and Development 459
Chapter 17 Collective Action and Social Movements 489
Chapter 18 Technology and the Global Environment 517
References 543
Index 575
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