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Why Sociology? / Edition 13

Why Sociology? / Edition 13

by Robert J. Brym, John Lie


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Emphasizing the connection between sociological factors and the lived experiences of individuals, this textbook provides an introduction to the field of sociology. While spotlighting contemporary popular culture and current trends like globalization, chapters focus on fundamental concepts like social processes, inequality, institutions, and social change. Practical applications of sociological study are highlighted. Brym teaches at the University of Toronto; Lie, at the University of Michigan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155072121
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Part IFoundations1
Chapter 1A Sociological Compass3
Chapter 2Research Methods31
Part IIBasic Social Processes61
Chapter 3Culture63
Chapter 4Socialization91
Chapter 5Interaction and Organization117
Chapter 6Deviance and Crime143
Part IIIInequality171
Chapter 7Stratification: United States and Global Perspectives173
Chapter 8Race and Ethnicity209
Chapter 9Sexuality and Gender243
Part IVInstitutions277
Chapter 10Work and the Economy279
Chapter 11Politics311
Chapter 12Families339
Chapter 13Religion and Education371
Chapter 14The Mass Media403
Chapter 15Health, Medicine, and Aging427
Part VSocial Change457
Chapter 16Population, Urbanization, and Development459
Chapter 17Collective Action and Social Movements489
Chapter 18Technology and the Global Environment517

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