Sociology & Study Guide (11th Edition)

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9780130877949: Sociology & Study Guide (11th Edition)

This comprehensive paperback introduction to sociology provides a balanced presentation of the field--e.g., social organization and the individual, social inequality, social institutions, and social environments and social change. Current studies, research, references, and data are woven throughoutas are special boxes highlighting topics of special interest: Sociology of Media, Internet/Technology, Applying Sociology, Window on Sociology, and Global Society. Internet exercises direct readers to a companion website. The Process of Sociological Research. Culture. Society and Social Structure. Social Interaction and Social Networks. Socialization. Groups and Organizations. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. Social Stratification. Social Class and Poverty in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Minorities. Age and Health in Society. Gender. The Family. Education. Religion. Power, Politics, and Government. The Economy and Work. Population and Ecology. Cities, Urbanization, and Community Change. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Social and Cultural Change. For anyone who needs an introduction to, or refresher of, basic concepts of sociology, or a broad overview of sociological current research and data.

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This comprehensive, balanced, intellectually solid introduction to the discipline of sociology is designed for students with little or no previous exposure to the field.

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This best-selling introduction to sociology offers a fresh and contemporary perspective—with a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. It brings sociology to life by cultivating a global perspective, a multicultural view, and a focus on critical thinking about sociological issues. Features an abundance of special theme boxes (including Sociology of Everyday Life); unique Windows on the World Global Maps; Seeing Ourselves National Maps; and lists of (Web) Sites to See; Covers topics such as, culture; society; socialization; social interaction in everyday life; groups and organizations; deviance; social stratification; social class in the United States; global stratification; sex and gender; race and ethnicity; aging and the elderly; the economy and work; politics and government; family; religion; education; health and medicine; population and urbanization; environment and society; collective behavior and social movements; and social change in traditional, modern, and postmodern societies. For anyone wanting an introduction to sociological concepts.

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