Sociology for the Twenty-First Century (4th Edition)

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9780131850781: Sociology for the Twenty-First Century (4th Edition)

This introduction to sociology helps individuals explore how they learn and how to use learning strategies for more effective study. Its four-part organization covers specific topics under the headings of: perspective and method, social inequality, social institutions, and working for change. A focus on deviance and crime includes an extensive discussion of crime, crime rates, and the criminal justice system. For those pondering some of the many issues facing society today.

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This text introduces sociology using the overall theme "The Great Social Transformation" to systematically highlight two aspects of social change. The first involves the change from social life organized around personal, communal relations (as in more traditional societies) to social life organized around impersonal, associational relations (as in industrial and postindustrial societies). The second aspect concerns ongoing social change and its implications for life in the twenty-first century.

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This volume introduces readers to sociology using an eclectic approach that is tied together by systematically highlighting two aspects of social change—1) the change or contrast between social life organized around personal, communal relations and social life organized around impersonal, associational relations; and 2) the ongoing social processes and the implications they have for life in the twenty-first century. While focusing on critical thinking, this reference encourages readers to think about tomorrow and the next century from a sociological viewpoint. The authors present culture, society and social change; social inequality; social institutions population, ecology, and urbanization; and collective social action. Anyone interested in a sociological viewpoint of society, culture, and change.

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