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About the Author
Linda Schneider is Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Nassau Community College. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Dr. Schneider has published in the ASA journal, Teaching Sociology, contributed to panel discussions at the Eastern Sociological Society, the Community College Humanities Association, the Community College General Education Association, and the American Association of Community Colleges. She has directed several grants from the NEH, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Science Foundation for multidisciplinary and global curriculum development.
Arnold Silverman is Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Nassau Community College. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The author of numerous articles, Dr. Silverman's work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Built Environment, Contemporary Sociology, and Social Service Review. He is also the author of Chosen Children, a longitudinal study of American adopting families. He has also been active in efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate education. He co-directed a faculty development effort, financed by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, to encourage active learning in undergraduate teaching. He has been the chair of the Eastern Sociological Society's Committee on Community Colleges and is currently the coordinator of the Freshman Learning Community Program at Nassau Community College.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Japan: The Importance of BelongingIntroductionJapan's HistoryJapanese CultureSocial Structure and Group Life: Group Life in Modern JapanSocializationDeviance in a Demanding SocietyGender Roles: A Focus for RebellionSocial Inequality in Japan: Class, Status, and PowerSocial ChangeChapter 2. Mexico: Conflict and CooperationIntroductionUnderstanding Mexico: The Conflict Perspective Mexican CultureSocial Structure and Group LifeSocial Networks in Mexican SocietySocial InstitutionsConflict and DevianceClass Inequality in Mexican SocietyGlobalization and Social ChangeChapter 3. The San of Namibia: Ancient Culture in a New NationIntroductionWho Are the San? The Fate of Hunter/GatherersPart I: San Culture: A Design for LivingSocial Structure and Group LifeSocial InequalityGender InequalityDeviance and Social ControlSocializationPart II: Social Change and the Future: The Postcolonial EraThe San in Modern NambiaChapter 4. Egypt: Faith, Gender, and ClassIntroductionEgypt's HistoryCulture and Gender RolesSocial Groups in Egyptian LifeDeviance and Social ControlSocial Inequality in EgyptSocial Change Chapter 5. Germany: Diversity in a Modern Nation-StateIntroductionGerman HistoryChanging Borders: What is GermanyGerman CultureModern German ValuesMinority Groups in GermanyDeviance and Diversity Inequality and DiversitySocial Change and the Future