Sociology (3rd Edition)

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9780131111561: Sociology (3rd Edition)

For undergraduate Introduction to Sociology courses.

 

The text helps students understand sociological concepts and theory through clear examples of how sociology affects each of us in everyday life. Lindsey/Beach also presents comprehensive coverage of topics of high interest and relevance to today's student: race, class, gender, sexuality, crime and deviance.

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Continue your studies online with... the Sociology Companion Website™. Use the Access code packaged with this new textbook to visit the following site.... www.prenhall.com/lindsey.

Prentice Hall's exclusive Companion Website™ that accompanies Sociology, Second Edition, offers unique tools and support that make it easy for: students to integrate this online study guide with the text. The site is a comprehensive resource organized according to the chapters in the text and features a variety of learning modules:

  • 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.
  • ContentSelect, developed by Prentice Hall and EBSCO, the world leader in online journal subscription management, is a customized research database for students of sociology. The database provides free and unlimited access to over 75 peer-reviewed sociology publications through this book's Companion Website™, which is accessed using the access code within a new textbook.
  • Reference Modules contain thousands of web links and a Net Search feature that provides the opportunity to access information on the Web that relates to the content of the text.
  • Communication Modules include tools such as live chat and Message Boards to facilitate online collaboration and communication.
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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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