Sociology (3rd Edition)

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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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Understanding the relevance of sociology to our everyday lives is critical today as never before. This book demonstrates that relevance, encouraging readers to consider their perspectives—and those of others—in daily life and in dealing with the broader issues. A compelling writing style, unique chapter organization, and incorporation of leading technology work together to convey the excitement of this dynamic field. Examines what has changed over the past, primarily in the U.S., and discusses what those changes say about us as a society. Features Media and Technology boxes that raise issues of how media and advanced technology affect what we do, and how we make judgments and decisions based on what we see on TV. Includes Internet Exercises that reference issues or topics covered, sending readers to Web sites where they can explore opposing views of the same topic. Devotes a full chapter to crime, exploring it in depth as an outcome of deviance and as an institution. For anyone interested in learning more about how we understand and relate to others in society in terms of gender, race, and class.

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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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