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Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Version / Edition 1

Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Version / Edition 1

by George Ritzer, Neil Guppy


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ISBN-13: 9781452282077
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 808
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, where he has also been a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and won a Teaching Excellence Award. He was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the American Sociological Association, an honorary doctorate from La Trobe University in Australia, and the Robin Williams Lectureship from the Eastern Sociological Society. His best-known work, The Mc Donaldization of Society (8th ed.), has been read by hundreds of thousands of students over two decades and translated into over a dozen languages. Ritzer is also the editor of Mc Donaldization: The Reader; and author of other works of critical sociology related to the Mc Donaldization thesis, including Enchanting a Disenchanted World, The Globalization of Nothing, Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society, as well as a series best-selling social theory textbooks and Globalization: A Basic Text. He is the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2 vols.), the Encyclopedia of Sociology (11 vols.; 2nd edition forthcoming), the Encyclopedia of Globalization (5 vols.), and is Founding Editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. In 2016 he will publish the second edition of Essentials of Sociology with SAGE.

Neil Guppy is professor and head of Sociology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He was associate dean (Students) from 1996 to 1999 and associate vice-president (Academic Programs) from 1999 to 2004. Having taught at UBC since 1979 he has received both a University Killam Teaching Prize and a University Killam Research Prize. He is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA/BPHE) and the University of Waterloo (MSc/Ph D, 1981). He has published several books, including Education in Canada and The Schooled Society (both with Scott Davies), Social Inequality in Canada (with Edward Grabb), and Successful Surveys (with George Gray). His published work has also been in Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Review of Anthropology and Sociology, Canadian Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review and International Migration Review. His research interests include social inequality (especially class, ethnicity, and gender), work and occupations, and education.

Table of Contents

Ch.1 An Introduction to Sociology in the Global Age
Ch.2 Thinking Sociologically
Ch. 3 Researching the Social World
Ch.4 Culture
Ch.5 Socialization and Interaction
Ch.6 Organizations, Societies and the Global
Ch.7 Deviance and Crime
Ch.8 Social Inequality
Ch.9 Race, Ethnicity and Ancestry
Ch.10 Sex and Gender
Ch.11 The Family
Ch.12 Politics and the Economy
Ch.13 The Body, Medicine, Health and Health Care
Ch.14 Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Ch.15 Social Change, Social Movements, and Collective Behaviour
Ch.16 Religion and Education

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