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Sociology for dummies

Author: Jay Gabler
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., ©2010.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction. Whether you're currently enrolled in a course or want to learn how to apply sociological concepts to your personal or professional life, this text will help you understand how to scientifically analyze social organization and cultural structure.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Gabler
ISBN: 9780470572368 0470572361 9780470582565 0470582561 9780470632512 0470632518 9780470632529 0470632526
OCLC Number: 441199478
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The basic basics. Sociology : getting your head around it ; What is sociology, and why should I care? ; Making it up as they went along : the history of sociology ; Research methods : because you can't put society in a test tube --
Seeing society like a sociologist. Socialization : what is "culture," and where can I get some? ; Microsociology : if life is a game, what are the rules? ; Caught in the web : the power of networks --
Equality and inequality in our diverse world. Social stratification : we're all equal, but some of us are more equal than others ; Gender and ethnicity : I know my race, but where's the finish line? ; Getting religion : faith in the modern world ; Crime and deviance : I fought the law--
and I won! --
All together now : the ins and outs of social organization. Corporate culture : the study of organizations (and disorganizations) ; The rules of the game : social movements and political sociology ; Urban sociology and demographics : (ain't no) love in the heart of the city --
Sociology and your life. Get born, get a job, get a kid, get out of here : the family and the life course ; Future passed : understanding social change --
The part of tens. Ten sociology books that don't feel like homework ; Ten ways to use sociological insight in everyday life ; Ten myths about society busted by sociology.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Jay Gabler.

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