Sociology in a Changing World

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This new Eighth Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD will help you visualize sociology all around you! Let this experienced author help you explore the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD uses the theme of social change to tie together the many elements of sociology while it helps you develop an understanding of the science. Soon, you will begin to see real sociology at work in the world everyday. You'll examine the social epidemiology of AIDS and the growing obesity epidemic, collective behavior, including fads, fashions, rumor, gossip, panic, and mass hysteria, aging in a global perspective, and gay and lesbian relationships and families.

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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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"One of the essentials features that I use to determine how student-friendly a textbook might be is based on whether the chapter material is just merely presented; or are there breaks in the material. I really believe the Kornblum textbook does a superior job in directing students to actually use and think about the concepts presented. I often use these boxed features as focus points for classroom discussions and/or homework assignments." Jerry Michel Univ. of Memphis

"The writing style is a plus. Kornblum strikes the right balance between scholarly academic-speak and conversational writing. The pedagogical voice is one of a trusted professor explaining key concepts to students in a way that they can understand. He challenges the student to consider these ideas. The writing is not overly done, nor too simple. It certainly does not insult their intelligence." Linda Treiber Kennesaw State University

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