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Sociology

Author: Richard T Schaefer
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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While still maintaining its well-balanced coverage of the 3 perspectives, this new revision has a strong focus on encouraging the student to think about their world with a sociological imagination. Through its strong coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology and current topics like mass media and social policy, Sociology provides students with knowledge they can use at school, at work, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: 0 Gesamtdarstellung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard T Schaefer
ISBN: 9780073404332 0073404330 9780070172371 0070172374
OCLC Number: 428776209
Description: xxxi, 579 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The sociological perspective --
Understanding sociology --
Sociological research --
pt. 2. Organizing social life --
Culture --
Socialization and the life course --
Social interaction and social structure --
Groups and organizations --
The mass media --
Deviance and social control --
pt. 3. Social inequality --
Stratification and social mobility in the United States --
Global inequality --
Racial and ethnic inequality --
Stratification by gender --
Stratification by age --
pt. 4. Social institutions --
The family and intimate relationships --
Religion --
Education --
Government and politics --
The economy and work --
Health, medicine, and the environment --
pt. 5. Changing society --
Population, communities, and urbanization --
collective behavior and social movements --
Social change in the global community.
Responsibility: Richard T. Schaefer.

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Offers a comprehensive introduction to sociology. This text provides coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology, and topics like mass media and social policy. It features  Read more...

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