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02/24/2003
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Sociology / Edition 3

Sociology / Edition 3

by Linda L. Lindsey
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    • Online Interactive Study Guide contains a variety of exercises and quizzes to help your review of the material from this textbook. With quizzes, flashcards, and interactive exercises, including interactive Diversity Data animations, this resource material brings sociology to life.
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    ISBN-13: 2900131111560
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 02/24/2003
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 784
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Professor Linda L. Lindsey received her B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in sociology and education, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University. She also holds an M.A. in education from St. Louis University. She is the author of Gender Roles: Sociological Perspectives, Third Edition (Prentice Hall) and has also written various articles and conference papers on women in development, health and healthcare issues, refugees, internationalizing the sociology curriculum, and minority women in Asia, especially in China. (This picture is taken from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.) Her major interest, both personally and professionally, is the developing world. She has traveled extensively in pursuing her research and teaching interests, especially in conjunction with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii. While home in St. Louis she enjoys swimming and hiking and is active in community service groups focusing on advocacy concerning women and children. Dr. Lindsey is currently Professor of Sociology at Maryville University of St. Louis. Dr. Lindsey encourages students and faculty to communicate their experiences with the text to her at lindsey@maryville.edu.

    Professor Stephen Beach grew up in southern Wisconsin and suburban Chicago and earned an A.B. in history from Stanford University with minors in sociology and the humanities. He received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University after spending a year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, researching social movement dynamics. Dr. Beach's primary sociological specialities include the sociology of religion, popular culture, and collective behavior/social movements. He has taught at Duke University, Simmons College, the University of Wyoming, and Avila College; he is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. His personal interests include film, rock and alt-country music, college basketball, and progressive politics. He shares his home with a large gray and white Republican cat named Murgatroyd. Dr. Beach would be delighted to hear comments or answer questions from readers of this text; he can be reached at SteveBe@kwc.edu.

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    Sociology is all about connections. The social groups in which we live our lives—families, friends, communities, and whole societies—connect us to one another in numerous and profound ways. We are also connected to others by the new information technologies, especially the Internet, currently transforming the globe, as well as by events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that held our world together in our collective grief. At the same time, our membership in these groups creates diversity. Sociology helps us explore and celebrate the many ways we are different from one another as well as our similarities and connections. We are diverse because we are female or male, African American or Native American, rich or poor, young or old, gay or straight. We are also diverse because we are Catholic or Muslim, urban or rural, and born in the developed or the developing world. Diversity is what's happening globally as well as in the United States. Both groups and individuals are more diverse yet more strongly connected to one another than at any other time in human history.

    The third edition of Sociology emphasizes this blend of diversity and interconnectedness by stressing the intersections of critical social variables, especially race, class, and gender. To understand group life we must understand how people occupy these and other statuses simultaneously and how they intersect to form our social identities.

    It also emphasizes the intersection of sociological theory and application as it reinforces that all application is informed by theory. Whether you will be using sociology throughout your life or only through this semester, this book will show how the key theoretical points will inform your life travel. Another point being drawn by the book is the intersection of the student and the discipline as you will always find examples and writing that are timely and relevant.

    Thus the major goal of our text is to take students on a sociological journey through the United States and across the globe that demonstrates the threads of diversity and connectedness as intersections in their own lives. The authors hope that you find the trip both enjoyable and thought-provoking.

    TEXT FEATURES

    Students become excited about sociology through the introductory course. We have developed a text that forges a partnership between professors who teach the course and their students, who are its ultimate beneficiaries. Through its distinctive approach to the field, its readability and its relevance to student's lives, the third edition of Sociology assists professors in developing the sociological imagination in their students by encouraging them to see all dimensions of sociology. Material is presented in ways that allow students to become active learners and help professors translate the sociological perspective to the classroom.

    In telling sociology's story to students, each author brings over 20 years of teaching the introductory sociology course to a variety of students, in large and small classes, and at a variety of institutions. The text, therefore, is grounded in teaching. The following text features demonstrate this foundation.

    NEW FEATURES. Sociology, Third Edition, updates data in all content areas and reflects the most important trends currently affecting society.

    • NEW—Intersections features delve into the impact of diversity on a wide range of issues by offering students CHIP data exercises at 5 points throughout the textbook. Easily tied to the Website, this innovative feature illustrates the impact of race, class, gender, and age on various GSS questions.
    • NEW—September 11th coverage is integrated throughout the textbook to demonstrate its profound impact on virtually all social institutions. Sociological analysis of this extraordinary event is found in a re-organized chapter on the Political Economy as well as an expansion of the chapters on Culture, Religion, and Social Change with discussions related to global terrorism, social coping, religious fundamentalism and countermodernization.
    • NEW—Sociology of Everyday Life features demonstrate how the topics and events of everyday life come alive with new meaning when viewed from a sociological perspective, and offer students another bridge between sociological theory and its application to the lives they live.
    • NEW—Diversity in Focus features highlight the already strong emphasis on diversity found throughout the book.
    • NEW—ContentSelect feature ends each chapter with search terms provided to students to make easier use of the new Research Navigator site.
    • NEW—Census 2000 Updates—text is completely updated with the data and analysis from the last full Census as well as the Census Briefs through 2002.
    • NEW—United Nations and World Bank Updates—Data sets from 2001-2002 provide the most current material on global health, economic, and demographic issues provided from 2001.

    THEORETICAL APPLICATIONS. Theory is the core of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are introduced in Chapter 1 and are applied throughout the text. This edition reflects an expanded discussion of the feminist theoretical perspective and includes it throughout the text to extend coverage and explanations of diversity. Most chapters feature separate theory sections integrated with many research examples. Theoretical perspectives are applied repeatedly throughout the text. This approach helps students make connections between theory and their own lives, as reflected in the text's discussion of human sexuality (Chapter 7) and deviant behavior (Chapter 8). This text is thus both student friendly and sociologically rigorous.

    LIFE CONNECTIONS. Focusing on diversity, all chapters have a "Life Connections" section highlighting the relevance of the sociological material to a student's life. This material was carefully chosen to reflect the latest trends in the various social institutions that will help college students see their place in our society. Topics include American socialization through family, peers, and media; how gender, race, and class affect socialization (Chapters 5, 11, and 12); college life as an exploration of sexuality (Chapter 7); the identity of the offenders and the victims of crime in our society (Chapter 9); considering who goes to college (Chapter 16); and the training of social movement activists (Chapter 23).

    SOCIETY CONNECTIONS. Students are shown the relevance of the sociological perspective by seeing sociological theory connect with real, everyday social issues, as found in the "Society Connections" sections in all chapters. Issues such as sexual harassment (Chapter 6), welfare reform (Chapter 10), the continuing crisis in health care (Chapter 19), and smart growth and development in cities (Chapter 22) are discussed. These sections remind students that they are connected to one another through social groupswhether members of the groups or not-and that groups often clash when they have different visions of diversity and social change.

    EMERGING INSTITUTIONS. Social change is transforming the globe. Sociology, Third Edition, highlights important trends that are engines for change through the creation of new social institutions. Chapter 18 shows government and the economy converging into a new and powerful social institution, the political economy. In Chapter 20, we witness the evolution of new institutions based on sports and media that serve leisure needs. Social change is also occurring on a social psychological level; examples include how girls and boys are socialized differently (Chapter 5) and how children interact with peers from the other gender (Chapter 6).

    FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPING WORLD. The spotlight of global interdependence is now on the developing world. This text offers current information on social change and development derived from a variety of sources, including the World Bank, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations throughout the world. This material provides insights into a host of issues, such as why crime rates vary cross-culturally (Chapter 9), how women are affected by economic development programs (Chapter 13), how population growth and urbanization affect the environment (Chapter 22), and why some nations choose to actively resist modernization (Chapter 24).

    TEACHING TOOLS

    Sociology, Third Edition, offers a variety of innovative teaching tools located throughout the text to help students see the relevance of course material to their own lives.

    BOXED FEATURES. Every chapter includes features that provide in-depth views of relevant topics based on recent research. These features end with critical thinking questions that serve as springboards for class discussion. There are five types of features in this edition.

    • Diversity in Focus features provide data and issues relevant to diversity issues in the United States. Examples include: "A Generation Behind Bars," "Modern Slavery," "The Debate over Reparations," "Getting Off Welfare."
    • Sociology of Everyday Life features show how sociological knowledge can be applied to a variety of settings, including the workplace. Examples include: "What Can I Do with a Degree in Sociology?," "Men's Images in the Media," and "Magic and Religion in America."
    • Then and Now features highlight historical facts to show students connections between social change and modern life. For example, the effect of time on our living patterns is discussed in "African Americans Move Back South," and class issues are brought up in "Lifestyles of the Robber Barons." Other features that college students will find especially interesting are "Changing Views on Capital Punishment" and "Women's Basketball: Before and After Title IX."
    • Global Connections features offer comparative perspectives on important issues that may affect us differently depending on our culture, such as euthanasia, "Planning for Death in the Netherlands"; and the pressure to achieve, "Examination Hell in Japan." Global Connections boxes also allow students to use other cultures as mirrors to discover what they take for granted in their own cultures. Examples include genocide, "The Structural Roots of Genocide in Rwanda"; minorities in other cultures, "Minorities in Japan"; and polygamy, "The Second Wives of Hong Kong."
    • Diversity Data. All chapters include graphs illustrating current data from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) General Social Survey. These graphs are strategically placed to complement and extend chapter material, as well to illustrate for students the intersections within our society. Each graph is summarized and includes critical thinking questions allowing students to explore various sociological interpretations of the data. The diversity data feature emphasizes the ways in which race, class, and gender affect a person's attitudes. Graphs also show the interactive effects of multiple types of diversity.
    • Internet Connections. In every chapter, students are offered creative Internet-based exercises placed to coincide with chapter content. The Internet offers an amazing array of sociological material that both student and professor will find exciting.
    • Key Terms. Key terms are highlighted in each chapter, reviewed in other chapters, and defined in a glossary at the end of the book. The book also introduces a number of newer concepts and theories that are emerging in the sociological literature, such as end-point fallacy, classism, non-governmental organizations, gender schema theory, and rational choice theory.
    • Critical Thinking Questions. Found at the end of each chapter and in all features, these thought-provoking questions move beyond description and allow students to apply their sociological imaginations in a variety of ways. For example, students may be asked to demonstrate how the same research can be explained by different theories. These questions can be easily adapted as the basis for class discussion and debating points for an entire chapter.

    Table of Contents

    1. The Sociological Perspective.
    2. The Research Process.
    3. Culture.
    4. Social Structure.
    5. Socialization.
    6. Social Interaction: Constructing the Meaning of Everyday Life.
    7. Sexuality.
    8. Deviant Behavior.
    9. Crime and Criminal Justice.
    10. Economic Stratification.
    11. Social Class in Modern Societies.
    12. Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
    13. Gender.
    14. The Aged and Society.
    15. The Family.
    16. Education.
    17. Religion.
    18. The Political Enemy.
    19. Health and Health Care.
    20. Emerging Institutions: Media and Sport.
    21. Population: Urbanization, and the Environment.
    22. Formal Organizations and the Sociology of Work.
    23. Collective Behavior and Social Movements.
    24. Social Change and Development.
    Glossary.
    References.
    Photo Credits.
    Name Index.
    Subject Index.

    Preface

    Sociology is about connections. The groups in which we live—our families, our peer groups, or our societies—connect us to one another in profound ways. We are also connected by the explosion of information technology and the Internet, still in its infancy, that has transformed the globe. At the same time, our membership in these groups creates a diversity that helps us explore and celebrate how and why we are different from people in other groups. We are diverse because we are female or male, African American or Native American, rich or poor, young or old, gay or straight. We are also diverse because we are Catholic or Muslim, urban or rural, born in the developed or developing world. Diversity is what's happening globally as well as in the United States. Groups are more diverse yet more connected to one another than at any other time in human history. The second edition of Sociology emphasizes this reality and encourages students to grasp the three-dimensional nature of these connections. The fundamental goal of the text is to take students on a sociological journey through the United States and across the globe that clearly shows how social diversity and social connections profoundly influence their lives.

    TEXT FEATURES

    Students become excited about sociology through the introductory course. We have developed a text that forges a partnership between professors who teach the course and their students, who are its ultimate beneficiaries. Through its distinctive approach to the field, its readability and its relevance to students' lives, the second edition of Sociology assists professors in developing the sociological imagination in theirstudents by encouraging them to see all dimensions of sociology. Material is presented in ways that allow students to become active learners and help professors translate the sociological perspective to the classroom.

    In telling sociology's story to students, each author brings over 20 years of teaching the introductory sociology course to a variety of students, in large and small classes, and at a variety of institutions. The text, therefore, is grounded in teaching. The following text features demonstrate this foundation.

    New Features. Sociology, Second Edition, updates data in all content areas and reflects the most important trends currently affecting society.

    • This edition enlarges the scope of global diversity. Sociology's message about diversity is contained in every chapter and easily discovered through many highlighted sections. These include discussing minority relations in Northern Ireland and Germany (Chapter 12), which emphasizes connections among religion, race, and nationality; profiling America's major religious groups according to gender, class, and race (Chapter 17); demonstrating the intersection of class and race in suburbia (Chapter 18); and understanding why linking race, class, and gender is a better way to explain health and mental illness (Chapter 19).
    • There has been an explosion of research showing that sexuality is interwoven into the social fabric and that people experience sexuality according to the diverse groups to which they belong. To reflect this new research, a new chapter on sexuality is included in this edition. This chapter emphasizes material that is relevant to college students, such as the exploration of sexuality, the sexual double standard, date rape, and sexual violence.
    • To highlight the emergence of the Internet as a major tool for teaching sociology, all chapters have a new Internet feature, Internet Connections, that can accompany lectures and serve as springboards for discussion.
    • To focus on the applied side of sociology, new boxes on "Practicing Sociology" are featured.

    Theoretical Applications. Theory is the core of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are introduced in Chapter 1 and are applied throughout the text. This edition reflects an expanded discussion of the feminist theoretical perspective and includes it throughout the text to extend coverage and explanations of diversity. Most chapters feature separate theory sections integrated with many research examples. Theoretical perspectives are applied repeatedly throughout the text. This approach helps students make connections between theory and their own lives, as reflected in the text's discussion of human sexuality (Chapter 7) and deviant behavior (Chapter 8). This text is thus both student friendly and sociologically rigorous.

    Life Connections. Focusing on diversity, all chapters have a "Life Connections" section highlighting recent research on multicultural life in the United States. This material was carefully chosen to reflect the latest trends in the various social institutions that are especially relevant for college students. Topics include American socialization through family, peers, and media; how gender, race, and class affect socialization (Chapters 5, 11, and 12); college life as an exploration of sexuality (Chapter 7); why crime rates are dropping (Chapter 9); how schools are preparing to educate America's new majority, students of color (Chapter 16); and how social movement activists are trained (Chapter 23).

    Society Connections. Students are also shown the relevance of the sociological perspective by connecting broader social issues to their personal lives, as found in the "Society Connections" sections in all chapters. Many of these sections also highlight the global context of personal lives, regardless of where we call home. Issues such as sexual harassment (Chapter 6), welfare reform (Chapter 10), the crisis in health care (Chapter 19), and population control (Chapter 21) are discussed. These sections remind students that they are connected to one another through social groups—whether members of the groups or not—and that groups often clash when they have different visions of diversity and social change.

    Emerging Institutions. Social change is transforming the globe. Sociology, Second Edition, highlights important trends that are engines for change through the creation of new social institutions. Chapter 18 shows government and the economy converging into a new and powerful social institution, the political economy. In Chapter 20, we witness the evolution of new institutions based on sports and media that serve leisure needs. Social change is also occurring on a social psychological level; examples include how girls and boys are socialized differently (Chapter 5) and how children interact with peers from the other gender (Chapter 6).

    Focus on the Developing World. The spotlight of global interdependence is now on the developing world. This text offers current information on social change and development derived from a variety of sources, including the World Bank, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations throughout the world. This material provides insights into a host of issues, such as why crime rates vary cross-culturally (Chapter 9), how women are affected by economic development programs (Chapter 13), how population growth and urbanization affect the environment (Chapter 21), and why some nations choose to actively resist modernization (Chapter 24).

    TEACHING TOOLS

    Sociology, Second Edition, offers a variety of innovative teaching tools located throughout the text to help students see the relevance of course material to their own lives.

    Boxed Features. Every chapter includes features that provide in-depth views of relevant topics based on recent research. These features end with critical thinking questions that serve as springboards for class discussion. There are five types of features in this edition.

    • U.S. in Focus features present data and issues relevant to the United States, many with a focus on diversity. Examples include: "The Sexualization of America," "Informal Social Control: Shunned at Berkeley," "African Americans Move Back South," "America's Violent Schools," and "Up in Smoke: The Cigar Craze."
    • Practicing Sociology features show how sociological knowledge can be applied to a variety of settings, including the workplace. Examples include: "What Can I Do with a Degree in Sociology?"; schools, "Pygmalion in the Classroom"; and corporations, "The Business of Consumer Research."
    • Then & Now features highlight historical facts to show students connections between social change and modern life. For example, the effect of diversity on contemporary sociology is discussed in "Rediscovering Sociology's Diverse Roots," "The Tuskegee Experiment" views changing research ethics, and "Childhood Innocence or a World of Little Adults?" discusses how the meaning of childhood has been transformed. Other features that college students will find especially interesting are "Changing Styles of Campus Deviance," "Women's Basketball: Before & After Title IX," and "Careers in the 21st Century."
    • Media Connections features highlight the growing influence of the information age on our attitudes and behavior. Examples include how a traditional culture made use of the media to save itself from extinction, "The Kayapo Meet the Press"; the influence of media on our self-image and our views of others, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"; controversies about popular music, "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll"; and the increasing use of the Internet by the elderly in "Senior citizen.com."
    • Global Connections features offer comparative perspectives on important issues that may affect us differently depending on our culture, such as euthanasia, "Planning for Death in the Netherlands"; the pressure to achieve, "Examination Hell in Japan"; and the difference that social class makes, "Upper-Middle Class Culture in the U.S. and France." Global Connections boxes also allow students to use other cultures as mirrors to discover what they. take for granted in their own cultures. Examples include women and religion, "Rediscovering the Feminine Face of God"; women as a commodity, "Dowry and the Worth of a New Bride"; and how religion impacts all parts of life, "Religious Law in Iran."

    Diversity Data. All chapters include graphs illustrating current data from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) General Social Survey. These graphs are strategically placed to complement and extend chapter material. Each graph is summarized and includes critical thinking questions allowing students to explore various sociological interpretations of the data. The diversity data feature emphasizes the ways in which race, class, and gender affect a person's attitudes. Graphs also show the interactive effects of multiple types of diversity. Examples include level of support for busing by race; the influence of age and gender on health; how age and race influence attitudes about urban spending; and whether belief in God varies by gender and race.

    Internet Connections. In every chapter, placed to coincide with chapter content, students are offered creative Internet-based exercises. The Internet offers an amazing array of sociological material that both student and professor will find exciting, such as Web sites devoted to the exotic Nacireman culture, to the surprising habits of the baby boom generation, and to how colleges are ranked by quality.

    Key Terms. Key terms are highlighted in each chapter, reviewed in other chapters, and defined in a glossary at the end of the book. The book also introduces a number of newer concepts and theories that are emerging in the sociological literature, such as end-point fallacy, classism, non-governmental organizations, gender schema theory, and rational choice theory.

    Critical Thinking Questions. Found at the end of each chapter and in all boxes, Internet, and Diversity Data features, these thought-provoking questions move beyond description and allow students to apply their sociological imaginations in a variety of ways. For example, students may be asked to demonstrate how the same research can be explained by different theories. These questions can be easily adapted as the basis for class discussion and debating points for an entire chapter.

    Sociology, Second Edition, interweaves a distinctive approach to sociology focusing on social connections and diversity with learning tools explicitly designed to engage students and make sociology relevant to their lives. As symbolized by the interwoven multicolored ribbons used as a design element, the text emphasizes sociology's central lesson: we are irrevocably connected to one another.

    The ancillary materials that accompany Sociology, Second Edition, have been carefully created to enhance the topics being discussed. Please contact your school's Prentice Hall representative for more information or to order copies for your classroom use upon adoption.

    FOR THE INSTRUCTOR

    Instructor's Resource Manual. For each chapter in the text, this resource provides a detailed outline, list of objectives, discussion questions, and additional activities.

    Test Item File. This carefully prepared resource, available in both print and computerized form, includes 2,400 questions—100 per chapter—in multiple choice, true/false, and essay formats. The answers to all questions are page-referenced to the text. Prentice Hall Custom Test is a computerized test generator designed to allow the creation of personalized exams. It is available in Windows and Macintosh formats. Prentice Hall also provides a test preparation service to users of this text that is as easy as one call to our toll-free 800 number.

    Film/Video Guide, 6/E. This helpful guide describes films and videos appropriate for classroom viewing for each of the chapters in the text (more than 200 suggestions in all). The Guide also provides summaries, discussion questions, and rental sources for each film and video.

    Prentice Hall Color Transparencies: Sociology Series VI. Full color illustrations, charts, other visual materials, including all of the Diversity Data graphs, from the text as well as outside sources have been selected to make up this useful in-class tool.

    Prentice Hall Instructor's Guide to Transparencies, Series VI. This guide offers suggestions for using each transparency effectively in the classroom.

    Prentice Hall Introductory Sociology Power Point Slides. Created by Roger J. Eich of Hawkeye Community College, this PowerPoint slide set combines graphics and text in a colorful format to help convey sociological principles in a new and exciting way. Created in PowerPoint, an easy-to-use widely available software program, this set contains over 300 content slides keyed to each chapter in the text.

    ABC News/Prentice Hall Video Library for Sociology. Prentice Hall and ABC News are working together to bring you the best and most comprehensive video ancillaries available for your introductory course. Selected video segments from award-winning ABC News programs such as Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, and 20/20 accompany topics featured in each chapter. In addition, an instructor's guide to the videos includes a synopsis of video and discussion questions to help students focus on how concepts and theories apply to real-life situations.

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    FOR THE STUDENT

    Study Guide. This complete guide helps students review and reflect on the material presented in the text. Each of the chapters in the study guide provides an overview of the corresponding chapter in the student text, summarizes its major topics and concepts, offers relevant exercises, and features end-of-the-chapter quizzes with solutions.

    Lindsey/Beach Premium Companion Website. In tandem with the text, students and professors can take full advantage of the World Wide Web to enrich the learning process in sociology. Features of the Web site include chapter objectives, chapter summaries, quizzes, flash cards, animations, interactive exercises, as well as hundreds of links to interesting material and information from other sites on the Web that can reinforce and enhance the content of each chapter. The address is www.prenhall.com/lindsey and it can be visited using the access code packaged with this new textbook.

    The New York Times/Prentice Hall Themes of the Times for Introductory Sociology. The New York Times and Prentice Hall are sponsoring Themes of the Times, a program designed to enhance student access to current information relevant to the classroom. Through this program, the core subject matter provided in this text is supplemented by a collection of timely articles from one of the world's most distinguished newspapers, The New York Times. These articles demonstrate the vital, ongoing connection between what is learned in the classroom and what is happening in the world around us.

    To enjoy the wealth of information of The New York Times daily, a reduced subscription rate is available. For information, call toll-free: 1-800-631-1222.

    Prentice Hall and The New York Times are proud to cosponsor Themes of the Times. We hope it will make the reading of both textbooks and newspapers a more dynamic, involving process.

    ContentSelect Research Database. Prentice Hall and EBSCO, the world leader in online journal subscription management, have developed a customized research database for students of sociology. The database provides free and unlimited access to the text of over 75 peer-reviewed sociology publications through this book's Companion Website, which is accessed using the access code within this new textbook.

    10 Ways to Fight Hate. This brochure is produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the leading hate-crime and crime-watch organization in the United States. It walks students through 10 steps that they can take on their own campus or within their own communities to fight hate on an everyday basis. It can be packaged for free with this textbook.

    Sociology on the Internet: Evaluating Online Resources, 2001. The guide provides a brief introduction to navigating the Internet, along with references related specifically to the discipline of sociology and information on how to use the Companion Website for Sociology, Second Edition. This supplementary book is free to students when packaged with Sociology, Second Edition.

    Critical Thinking Audiocassette Tape. In keeping with the critical thinking coverage within the text, a sixty-minute audiotape is available to encourage students to think and to read more critically.

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