ISBN-10:
0205665748
ISBN-13:
2900205665746
Pub. Date:
06/02/2010
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 7

Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 7

by William E. Thompson

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Overview

Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 7

This innovative introductory book explores sociological concepts in a changing world using a wide variety of historical and cross-cultural examples, uniquely integrating media and new technology as a social force. The authors take a critical look at the media, discussing how it is controlled, who controls it, how messages are framed and distributed, and the extent to which it defines society and social issues.

A major theme, "Things Are Not What They Seem", emphasizes critical thinking throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205665746
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 06/02/2010
Series: The Intersections Collection: Custom Resources in Sociology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

William E. Thompson is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University -Commerce.

Joseph V. Hickey is professor emeritus of sociology at Emporia State University.

Mica L. Thompson is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Table of Contents

I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.

1. Discovering Sociology.

2. Doing Sociology.

II. THE SOCIAL FRAMEWORK.

3. Culture.

4. Socialization.

5. Society and Social Interaction.

6. Groups and Formal Organizations.

III. SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND INEQUALITY.

7. Deviance and Conformity.

8. Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System.

9. Global Stratification and Inequality.

10. Race and Ethnicity.

11. Sex and Gender.

12. Age and the Elderly.

IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

13. Families.

14. Education.

15. Religion.

16. Politics and Government.

17. The Economy and Work.

18. Health and Medicine.

V. SOCIAL CHANGE.

19. Population, Urbanization, and Ecology.

20. Social Change and the Future.

Glossary.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

Photo and Text Credits.

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