Our Social World: Condensed / Edition 4 available in Paperback
In the new Fourth Edition of Our Social World: Condensed, three award-winning authors and teachers of sociology set out to inspire students to see how larger structures and global trends affect their personal lives, to develop their sociological imaginations, and to view both world events and their personal experiences from a sociological perspective. In each chapter of this innovative and engaging text, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, and new co-author Kathleen Odell Korgen, reveal the relationships between various levels of the social system and provide students with hands-on opportunities to engage with the material covered and to hear from "sociologists in action."
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About the Author
Jeanne H. Ballantine is Emerita Professor of Sociology at Wright State University, a state university of about 17,000 students in Ohio. She has also taught at several 4-year colleges, including an “alternative” college and a traditionally Black college, and at international programs in universities abroad. She has been teaching introductory sociology for more than 30 years with a mission to introduce the uninitiated to the field and to help students see the usefulness and value in sociology. She has been active in the teaching movement, shaping curriculum, writing and presenting research on teaching, and offering workshops and consulting in regional, national, and international forums. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and serves as a Departmental Resources Group consultant and evaluator.
Jeanne has written several textbooks, all with the goal of reaching the student audience. As the original director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University, she scoured the literature on student learning and served as a mentor to teachers in a wide variety of disciplines. Local, regional, and national organizations have honored her for her teaching and for her contributions to helping others become effective teachers. In 1986, the American Sociological Association’s Section on Undergraduate Education (now called the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology) recognized her with the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology. In 2004, she was honored by the American Sociological Association with its Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. In 2010, the North Central Sociological Association awarded her the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.
Keith A. Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Hanover College, a private liberal arts college of about 1,100 students in Indiana. He has taught introductory sociology for 35 years with a passion for active learning strategies and a focus on “deep learning” by students that transforms the way they see the world. Prior to teaching at Hanover, he taught at a 2-year regional campus of a large university.
He has been active in the teaching movement, writing on teaching and serving as a consultant to sociology departments across the country in his capacity as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group. He has written a very popular textbook in the sociology of religion, has coauthored a book on writing in the undergraduate curriculum, has published and led many workshops on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and for 22 years ran an annual workshop for high school sociology teachers. He has chaired the Selection Committee for the SAGE Innovations and Professional Development Awards since the program’s inception. He has been honored for his teaching and teaching-related work at local, state, regional, and national levels. The American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning awarded him the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology in 2000. He was honored with the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award in 2010. In 2012, the North Central Sociological Association awarded Keith the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.
Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, a comprehensive university in Wayne, New Jersey. Kathleen enjoys teaching her students that sociology is a remarkably useful discipline and highlights how “Sociologists in Action” make a positive impact on society. Her published works on race relations and racial identity include From Black to Biracial, Crossing the Racial Divide, Multiracial Americans and Social Class, Race Policy and Multiracial Americans. Her teaching texts, in addition to Sociology in Action, include Our Social World, The Engaged Sociologist, Sociologists in Action, , and Social Problems in Action. Kathleen is also the editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology.
Kathleen works as a consultant for other sociology departments as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group and received William Paterson University’s award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Expression in 2006 and the university’s award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Our Social World: The Scientific Study of SocietyChapter 1: Sociology: A Unique Way to View the World What is Sociology? Why Does Sociology Matter? The Social World ModelChapter 2: Examining the Social World: How Do We Know? The Development of Sociology Sociology's Major Theoretical Perspectives Ideas Underlying Science How Sociologists Study the Social WorldPart II: Social Structure, Processes, and ControlChapter 3: Society and Culture: Hardware and Software of Our Social World Society: The Hardware Culture: The Software Society, Culture, and Our Social World Theories of Culture The Fit Between Hardware and SoftwareChapter 4: Socialization: Becoming Human and Humane Nature Versus Nurture - Or Both Working Together? The Importance of Socialization Socialization and the Social World Development of the Self: Micro-Level Analysis Agents of Socialization: The Micro-Meso Connection Socialization and Macro-Level Issues Policy and Public SociologyChapter 5: Interaction, Groups, and Organizations: Connections That Work Networks and Connections in Our Social World The Process of Interaction: Connections at the Micro Level Groups in Our Social World: The Micro-Meso Connection Organizations and Bureaucracies: The Meso-Macro Connection National and Global Networks: The Macro LevelChapter 6: Deviance and Social Control: Sickos, Weirdos, Freaks, and Folks Like Us What Is Deviance? What Causes Deviant Behavior? Theoretical Perspectives Crime and Individuals: Micro-Level Analysis Crime and Organizations: Meso-Level Analysis National and Global Crime: Macro-Level Analysis Controlling Crime: Social Policy ConsiderationsPart III: InequalityChapter 7: Stratification: Rich and Famous - or Rags and Famine? The Importance of Social Stratification Theoretical Explanations of Stratification Individuals' Social Status: The Micro Level Social Mobility: The Micro-Meso Connection Major Stratification Systems: Macro-Level Analysis Poverty and Social Policy National and Global Digital Divide: Macro-Level StratificationChapter 8: Race and Ethnic Group Stratification: Beyond "Us" and "Them " What Characterizes Racial and Ethnic Groups? Prejudice: Micro-Level Analysis Discrimination: Meso-Level Analysis Dominant and Minority Group Contact: Macro-Level Analysis Policies Governing Minority and Dominant Group RelationsChapter 9: Gender Stratification: She/He - Who Goes First? Sex, Gender, and the Stratification System Gender Socialization: Micro- to Meso-Level Analyses Gender Stratification: Meso- and Macro-Level Processes Gender Stratification: Micro- to Macro-Level Theories Costs and Consequences of Gender Stratification Changing Gender Stratification and Social PolicyPart IV: Institutions The Importance of Institutions The Development of Modern Institutions The Interconnections Between InstitutionsChapter 10: Family and Education: Institutionalizing Socialization Family: How Do We Make People? Education: What Are We Learning?Chapter 11: Religion What Does Religion Do for Us? Becoming Part of a Faith Community: Micro-Level Analysis Religion and Modern Life: Meso-Level Analysis Religion in Society: Macro-Level Analysis Religion in the Modern WorldChapter 12: Politics and Economics: Probing Power; Dissecting Distribution What Is Power? Power and Privilege in Our Social World Theoretical Perspectives on Power and Privilege Individuals, Power, and Participation: Micro-Level Analysis Power and Resource Distributions: Meso-Level Analysis National and Global Systems: Macro-Level AnalysisPart V: Social DynamicsChapter 13: Population and Urbanization: Living on Planet Earth Macro-Level Patterns in World Population Growth Meso-Level Institutional Influences on Population Change Micro-Level Population Patterns Urbanization: Movement From Rural to Urban Areas The Urban Environment and Social Policy: Macro-Level PerspectivesChapter 14: The Process of Change: We Can Make a Difference! The Complexity of Change in Our Social World Social Change: Process and Theories Collective Behavior: Micro- to Meso-Level Behavior and Change Planned Change in Organizations: Meso-Level Change Social Movements: Macro-Level Change Technology, Environment, and Change