Essentials of Sociology

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This complete guide provides an overview of the corresponding chapter in the student text, summarizes its major topics and concepts, offers applied exercises, and features end-of-chapter quizzes with solutions.

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This brief introduction to sociology helps readers understand that issues of diversity affect each of us on a daily basis. The authors examine the implications on diversity while looking at the intersection of race, class, and gender throughout. Learners will explore the crossover between theory and applications in their everyday life and will be exposed to today's most relevant issues without losing track of the classical theoretical work that defines the core of the discipline. Keeping these three core beliefs, this book delivers a view of sociology that truly develops a strong sociological perspective. Chapter topics cover culture; social structure and formal organizations; socialization and social interaction throughout the life course; sexuality; deviant behavior; crime and criminal justice; stratification in modern societies; racial and ethnic minorities; gender; the family and religion; education and health; politics, economics, and work; population, urbanization, and the environment; and collective behavior, social movements, and social change. For individuals interested in an introduction to sociology.

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Professor Linda L. Lindsey received her B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve 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. 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 Sty 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.

Professor Stephen Beach received his A.B. in history from Stanford University, where he participated in a six-month overseas study program in Germany. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University, having spent a year researching social movement dynamics in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His primary sociological specialties include the sociology of religion and social movements. His personal interests include film, folk and rock music, and progressive politics. He shares his apartment with a large grey cat named Murgatroyd. Professor Beach is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

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Lindsey, Linda L.; Beach, Stephen
Published by Addison Wesley Longman (2002)
ISBN 10: 0130457043 ISBN 13: 9780130457042
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Addison Wesley Longman, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130457043

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