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Seeing sociology : an introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante-Wallace; Chris Caldeira
Publisher: [Belmont, Calif.] : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2011.
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Offers an introduction to sociology in which the visual and text narratives are profoundly interwoven. This title includes "SocScenes" that allow students to read about and visually apply  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Ferrante-Wallace; Chris Caldeira
ISBN: 0495604852 9780495604853 9780840032034 084003203X
OCLC Number: 680593031
Description: xxvi, 578 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION. Module 1: What is Sociology? Module 2: Social Facts. Module 3: The Sociological Imagination. Module 4: The Emergence of Sociology. Module 5: The Early Sociologists. Module 6: Sociological Theory. Module 7: Research Design. Module 8: Steps of Social Research. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? 2. CULTURE. Module 1: Culture. Module 2: Material and Nonmaterial Culture. Module 3: Cultural Diversity. Module 4: Encountering Cultures. Module 5: Cultural Diffusion. Module 6: Applying Theory: Global Society Theories. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: How Does A Foreign Practice Take Root? 3. SOCIALIZATION. Module 1: Socialization. Module 2: Nature and Nurture. Module 3: The Social Self. Module 4: The Life Course and Transitions. Module 5: Agents of Socialization. Module 6: Applying Theory: The Three Perspectives. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: To Whom do Americans Talk About Important Matters? 4. SOCIAL STRUCTURES. Module 1: Defining Social Structure. Module 2: Division of Labor and Social Networks. Module 3: Formal Organizations. Module 4: The Effects of Size. Module 5: Rationalization and McDonaldization. Module 6: Workplaces. Module 7: Applying Theory: Dramaturgy and Emotional Labor. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: How Do Organizations Promote Altruistic Behavior? 5. CONSTRUCTING REALITY. Module 1: Definition of the Situation. Module 2: Attribution Theory. Module 3: Dramaturgical Approach. Module 4: Ethnomethodology. Module 5: Reference Groups. Module 6: Ingroups and Outgroups. Module 7: Applying Theory: Phenomenology. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: How Does On-Line Dating Shape Intimate Relationships? 6. DEVIANCE. Module 1: Defining Deviance. Module 2: Mechanisms of Social Control. Module 3: Labeling Theory. Module 4: Differential Association. Module 5: Structural Strain Theory. Module 6: Medicalization of Deviance. Module 7: Crime. Module 8: Applying Theory: Poststructural Theories: Foucault's Disciplinary Society. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: Can Gangs Have a Purpose? 7. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. Module 1: Conceptualizing Social Stratification. Module 2: Social Class. Module 3: Global Inequality. Module 4: Responses to Global Inequality. Module 5: Inequality. Module 6: Poverty and Its Functions. Module 7: The Truly Disadvantaged in the U.S. Module 8: Applying Theory: Critical Social Theory. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: How Do Food Menus Reflect Social Class? 8. RACE AND ETHNICITY. Module 1: Race. Module 2: Ethnic Groups. Module 3: Classifying Race and Ethnicity. Module 4: Minority Groups. Module 5: Racism. Module 6: Prejudice and Discrimination. Module 7: Assimilation, Integration, and Pluralism. Module 8: Applying Theory: The Three Perspectives. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: Why Do Some People Give Inconsistent Answers to Race Questions? 9. GENDER. Module 1: Sex and Gender. Module 2: Gender Polarization and Life Chances. Module 3: Gender Stratification. Module 4: Gender Socialization. Module 5: Sexuality and Sexual Orientation. Module 6: Sexism and Feminism. Module 7: Applying Theory: The Three Perspectives. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: How Do We Document and Explain the Global-Scale Subordination of Women? 10. ECONOMICS AND POLITICS. Module 1: Economic Systems. Module 2: The U.S. Economy. Module 3: Multinational and Global Corporations. Module 4: Power and Authority. Module 5: Forms of Government. Module 6: Imperialism and Related Concepts. Module 7: Applying Theory: Global Society Theories. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: Do Internet Skills Increase Wages? 11. FAMILIES AND CAREGIVING. Module 1: Defining Family. Module 2: Family Structures in Three Countries. Module 3: Family Structures in the United States. Module 4: Sexual Stratification. Module 5: Intergenerational Family Relationships. Module 6: Who Needs and Gives Care? Module 7: Applying Theory: Critical Social Theory. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: What Does It Mean to Be Single? 12. EDUCATION AND RELIGION. Module 1: Education. Module 2: The Curriculum. Module 3: Learning Environments. Module 4: Costs and Rewards of Higher Education. Module 5: Religion. Module 6: Civil Religion and Fundamentalism. Module 7: Applying Theory: Contemporary Theoretical Syntheses. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: What Does "Acting White" Mean to Low-Income Minority Youth? 13. THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. Module 1: Social Change. Module 2: Human Societies and Carbon Footprints. Module 3: Population Dynamics. Module 4: Social Movements. Module 5: Environmental Sociology. Module 6: Applying Theory: Rational Choice Theory. Summary: Putting It All Together and Can You Top This Photo? The Research Question: Should We Drill For Oil In Alaska? 14. SOCIOLOGY IN FOREFRONT. Module 1: Human-Animal Relationships. Module 2: Commercialization of Childhood. Module 3: Tattoos and Body Piercing as Expressions of Identity. Module 4: Assessing a Public Health Policy. Module 5: Gender Transitions in the Workplace. Module 6: Stepping Outside Comfort Zones.
Responsibility: Joan Ferrante ; with contributions from Chris Caldeira.

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