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Sociology : a Canadian perspective

Author: James E Curtis; Lorne Tepperman
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Including chapters on the theory and methods of sociology, this introductory sociology text provides an understanding of the various subjects studied by sociologist. It also covers socialization,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Curtis; Lorne Tepperman
ISBN: 019541764X 9780195417647
OCLC Number: 53900030
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 681 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I Introduction: The Sociological Approach; 1. What Is Sociology?; Learning Objectives; Introduction; A Definition of Sociology; Sociology Goes Beyond and Corrects Common Sense; How Sociology Differs from Other Academic Fields; Social Structure and Culture as the Central Topics of Sociology; The Development of Sociology; Four Sociological Paradigms; Sociology and Social Change; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; Part II Major Social Processes; 2. Culture and Culture Change; Learning Objectives; Why Study Culture?; What Is Culture?; The Role of Culture in Social Theory; Cultural Realms; Cultural Dynamics; Canadian Culture; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 3. Socialization; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Forms of Socialization; Theories of Socialization; Agents of Socialization; Socialization Outcomes; Future Directions; Conclusions; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 4. Roles and Identities; Learning Objectives; Introduction; The Social Nature of Identity and Role; Role; Identity; Where Role and Identity Come Together; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 5. Groups and Organizations; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Sets of People; Cliques; Bureaucracies; The Evolution of Organizational Theory and Research; How Bureaucracies Actually Work; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 6. Deviance; Learning Objectives; Introduction; What Is Deviance?; Deviance as a Sociological Concept; Researching Deviance; The Sociology of Deviant Behaviour; Making Sense of the "Facts" of Deviant Behaviour; The Sociology of Deviant Categories; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thinking; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; Part III Social Institutions; 7. Families; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Family Variations; Explaining Family Patterns and Practices; Recent Issues in Canadian Families; Overview of Canadian Family Policies; Future Families; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 8. Education; Learning Objectives; Introduction; The Changing Face of Education; Alternative Accounts of Educational Growth and Development; Educational Participants; Educational Policy, Politics, and Ideologies; Education, Work, and Family; Education and New Technologies; Educational Opportunities and Inequalities; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 9. Work and the Economy; Learning Objectives; Introduction; World Economic Systems; The Global Economy; The Capitalist Economy: Where People Work; Managerial Strategies of Control; The Social Organization of Work Today; The Changing Face of Labour: Diversity Among Workers; Workers' Coping and Resistance: The Struggle for Dignity and Rights; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 10. Health Issues; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Theoretical Perspectives; The Sociology of Health, Illness, Disease, and Sickness; Sociology of Medicine; Conclusions; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 11. Religion; Learning Objectives; Introduction: Why Study Religion?; Three Methodological Dilemmas of the Sociology of Religion; The Importance of Religion in Classical Sociological Theory; Religion vs Modernity: The Ambiguous Legacy of Secularization Theory; The Religious Life of Contemporary Canadians; The Future of Religion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 12. Politics and Political Movements; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Core Concepts; The Emergence of Modern States; Modern State Institutions; Perspectives on the Democratic State; Democracy and Politics in Canada; Challenging Issues and Political Movements; Conclusion: Future Developments; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 13. Social Movements; Learning Objectives; Introduction; What Is a Social Movement?; Theoretical Approaches; The Analysis of Social Movements; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; Part IV Social Inequality; 14. Class and Status Inequality; Learning Objectives; Introduction; What Is Social Class?; Defining and Measuring Social Class; Social Class and Inequality; Conclusion: Does Class Matter?; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 15. Gender Relations; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Theories of the Sexes; Growing Up Feminine or Masculine; A Division of Labour by Sex; Community and Social Life; Explanations for Inequality: Making Connections; Strategies for Change; Looking Ahead; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 16. Ethnic and Race Relations; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Defining Ethnicity and Race; Theories of Ethnicity; Ethnicity in the Canadian Context; Patterns of Immigration to Canada; Patterns of Inter-group Relations in Canada; Prejudice and Discrimination; Ethnicity and the Future of Canada; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; Part V Canadian Society and the Global Context; 17. Global Society; Learning Objectives; Introduction; What Is Globalization?; The Effect of Globalization Mechanisms; Treaties and International Organizations; Trade and Investment: Rich Countries; Trade and Investment: Poor Countries; Social Networks and the Movement of Populations; Cultural Homogenization; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 18. Population and Society; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Demographic Change and Social Change; World Population; Age Compositions of Developed and Developing Countries; Theories of Population Change; Canada's Population: An Overview; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 19. Cities and Urbanization; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Urbanization; Globalization and Global Cities; Urbanism; Ecology; Structural Analysis; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 20. Mass Media and Technology; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Defining the Media; Canada and Mass Communication; Radio Broadcasting Yesterday; Television Today; The Changing Music Industry of Today; The Internet; Conclusion: Theory of Technology; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 21. The Environment; Learning Objectives; Introduction; The Basics of Environmental Sociology; The Environment and Ecological Scarcity; The Environment and Social Theory; The Environment and Social Movements; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; Part VI Sociological Theory and Methods; 22. Sociological Theory; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Getting One's Bearings: On Science and Theory, Natural, and Social; Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology; Future Prospects and Ongoing Challenges; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; 23. Research Methods; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Sociology as a Science; Theory and Research; Research Techniques; The Context of Sociological Research; Conclusion; Questions for Critical Thought; Recommended Readings; Recommended Web Sites; References; Glossary; Contributors; List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Index
Responsibility: edited by Lorne Tepperman and James Curtis.

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