Global Sociology: Introducing Five Contemporary Societies

Global Sociology: Introducing Five Contemporary Societies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070570184
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 286

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 Belonging


Japan's History

Japanese Culture

Social Structure and Group Life: Group Life in Modern Japan


Deviance in a Demanding Society

Gender Roles: A Focus for Rebellion

Social Inequality in Japan: Class, Status, and Power

Social Change

Chapter 2. Mexico: Conflict and Cooperation


Understanding Mexico: The Conflict Perspective

Mexican Culture

Social Structure and Group Life

Social Networks in Mexican Society

Social Institutions

Conflict and Deviance

Class Inequality in Mexican Society

Globalization and Social Change

Chapter 3. The San of Namibia: Ancient Culture in a New Nation


Who Are the San?

The Fate of Hunter/Gatherers

Part I: San Culture: A Design for Living

Social Structure and Group Life

Social Inequality

Gender Inequality

Deviance and Social Control


Part II: Social Change and the Future: The Postcolonial Era

The San in Modern Nambia

Chapter 4. Egypt: Faith, Gender, and Class


Egypt's History

Culture and Gender Roles

Social Groups in Egyptian Life

Deviance and Social Control

Social Inequality in Egypt

Social Change

Chapter 5. Germany: Diversity in a Modern Nation-State


German History

Changing Borders: What is Germany

German Culture

Modern German Values

Minority Groups in Germany

Deviance and Diversity

Inequality and Diversity

Social Change and the Future

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