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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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John E. Farley is Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he has taught courses ranging from introductory sociology to a course in advanced data analysis for graduate students. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, where he received a B.A. in political science. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan, where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology, as well as the master of urban planning degree. He has taught at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville since 1977.

He is the author of two other Prentice Hall books, Majority-Minority Relations, Fourth Edition (2000) and American Social Problems: An Institutional Analysis, Second Edition (1992). He is an active researcher in urban sociology and race and ethnic relations, and his articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology Urban Affairs quarterly, and a number of other journals. He also regularly presents the results of his research at professional meetings, and has addressed such meetings in Canada and Sweden as well as throughout the United States. He has provided expert testimony in a number of federal court cases pertaining to racial discrimination and segregation in housing, and he has served as a member of the editorial board of Urban Affairs quarterly. He headed a research team studying public response to Then Browning's prediction of an earthquake in the Midwest in 1990, and was editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters on that topic. His book, Earthquake Fears, Predictions, and Preparations in Mid-America, which reports the results of the three-year study, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 1998. Dr. Farley has conducted research on racial housing segregation based on each U.S. census from 1980 through 2000. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and SIUE's Graduate School and Institute for Urban Research.

Professor Farley has received a number of awards for his work, including the SIUE Outstanding Scholar Award for his research on race relations and racial housing segregation, the SIUE Kimmell Community Service Award for his efforts in creating a fair housing organization in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and SIUE's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University Humanitarian Award for his efforts in the community. He has served as president of the SIUE Faculty Senate and the Illinois Sociological Association. In 2000-2001, he was president of the Midwest Sociological Society, one of the largest and most active regional sociological organizations in the United States. In the picture above, he is delivering his presidential address to the Society in 2001. Dr. Farley enjoys fishing, snow skiing, travel, and nature and weather photography, especially when sharing these activities with his wife, Alice, and his daughter, Megan, now 17. In the last edition, he regretted to report one major role reversal: By then, it was Megan who had to wait for him to catch up on the ski slopes. Now, he reports, Megan's wait has become longer.

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