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Sociology : a brief introduction

Helps students take sociology with them on campus, in their careers, and in their communities. Through coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology, and topics like mass media and social policy, this book provides students with knowledge they can use at school, at work, in their neighborhoods, and in the global community.
Print Book, English, ©2012
McGraw-Hill, New York, ©2012
xxxii, 567 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
9780078026669, 0078026660
Part 1: The Sociological Perspective Chapter 1: Understanding SociologyChapter 2: Sociological Research Part 2: Organizing Social LifeChapter 3: Culture Chapter 4: SocializationChapter 5: Social Interaction and Social Structure Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations Chapter 7: The Mass Media Chapter 8: Deviance, Crime, and Social Control PART 3: SOCIAL INEQUALITYChapter 9: Stratification and Social Mobility in the United StatesChapter 10: Global Inequality Chapter 11: Racial and Ethnic Inequality Chapter 12: Stratification by Gender Chapter 13: Stratification by Age Part 4: Social InstitutionsChapter 14: The Family and Intimate RelationshipsChapter 15: ReligionChapter 16: EducationChapter 17: Government and PoliticsChapter 18: The Economy and WorkChapter 19: Health, Medicine, and the EnvironmentPart 5: Changing Society Chapter 20. Population, Communities, and UrbanizationChapter 21. Collective Behavior and Social MovementsChapter 22. Social Change in the Global Community