KORNBLUM SOCIOLOGY: THE CENTRAL QUESTIONS +

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SOCIOLOGY: THE CENTRAL QUESTIONS +

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Sociology: The Central Questions is a concise yet thorough treatment of sociology. Organized around a set of central questions, the text integrates classic and current research in sociology with analyses of trends affecting society. Written by the best-selling author of Sociology in a Changing World, Fourth Edition, William Kornblum's new text incorporates many of his most popular features (such as Mapping Social Change and Then and Now), while new features and the text's unique approach give Sociology: The Central Questions its decidedly own voice and perspective. Features: * Each chapter opens with a question about the subsequent material, serving as an organizational theme while stimulating the critical thinking process. * CD-ROM Multimedia Icons within the text indicate where more information about a particular topic is available on the Core-Concepts in Sociology CD-ROM. * Related Internet coverage is included at the end of each chapter, encouraging students to pursue additional sociological applications. * Chapter outlines and summaries, along with boldfaced terms and suggested readings, serve as quick reference points and guidance for additional sources of information on key topics.

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William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he helps train future instructors and researchers in the social sciences. He also teaches undergraduates at various campuses of the City University, including Queens College, Hunter College, and City College. A specialist in urban and community studies, Kornblum began his teaching career with the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, where he taught physics and chemistry in French-speaking West Africa. He received his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also taught at the University of Washington at Seattle and worked as a research sociologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At the CUNY Graduate School, he directs research on environmental issues and on urban policy. With his longtime research partner, Terry Williams, he recently co-authored THE UPTOWN KIDS, a sociological portrait of teenagers and young adults growing up in high-rise public housing projects. He was also the principal investigator of Project TELL, a longitudinal study of the ways in which home computers can improve the life chances of young people at risk of dropping out of school. In 2005, Kornblum was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

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1. Sociology, the Science of Society. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. 4. Social Structure and Group Interaction. 5. Deviance and Social Control. 6. Stratification and Social Class. 7. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity. 8. Inequalities of Gender and Age. 9. The Family. 10. Religion. 11. Education. 12. Economics and Politics. 13. Population, Urbanization, and Public Health. 14. Collective Behavior, Social Movements and Social Change.

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