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Society in focus : an introduction to sociology

Print Book, English, ©2012
7th ed., Census update View all formats and editions
Allyn & Bacon, Boston, ©2012
xxii, 650 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
9780205181018, 0205181015
IN THIS SECTION:1.) BRIEF2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:Part 1: The Sociological Perspective Chapter 1:  Discovering Sociology Chapter 2:  Doing Sociology  Part 2: The Social Framework Chapter 3:  Culture and Society Chapter 4:  Socialization Chapter 5:  Social Interaction in Everyday Life Part 3: Social Differentiation and Inequality Chapter 6:   Social Groups and Organizations Chapter 7:   Deviance and Conformity Chapter 8:   Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System Chapter 9:   Global Stratification Chapter 10: Race and Ethnicity Chapter 11: Sex and GenderChapter 12: Age and the Elderly    Part 4: Social Institutions Chapter 13: Families Chapter 14: EducationChapter 15: Religion Chapter 16: Politics and War Chapter 17: The Economy and Work Chapter 18: Health and Medicine Part 5: Social Change Chapter 19: Population, Urbanization, and Ecology Chapter 20: Social Change, Collective Behavior, and the Future COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part 1: The Sociological Perspective  Chapter 1: Discovering Sociology What Is Sociology? Sociology and Critical Thinking Technomedia in Focus The Development of Sociology Contemporary Sociology Looking to the Future: Sociology Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 2: Doing Sociology Globalization, Diversity, and Types of Knowledge Sociology and Scientific Knowledge Types of Research and Research Designs The Relationship between Theory and Methods Social Research and the Media The Technomedia and Research Looking to the Future: Social Research Today and Tomorrow Part 2: The Social Framework  Chapter 3: Culture and Society What Is Society? Types of Societies Technomedia and Postindustrial Societies What Is Culture? Components of Culture Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism Globalization and Cultural Diversity       Sociological Approaches to Society and Culture Looking to the Future: Society and Culture Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 4: Socialization The Socialization Process Major Agents of Socialization: A Global View The Mass Media and Technomedia Socialization and the Life Course Desocialization and Resocialization Understanding Socialization: A Comparative Analysis Looking to the Future: Socialization Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 5: Social Interaction in Everyday Life Social Structure Social Interaction Social Interaction, Mass Media, and the Technomedia Sociological Approaches to Interaction in Everyday Life Looking to the Future: Social Interaction Today and Tomorrow  Part 3: Social Differentiation and Inequality  Chapter 6: Social Groups and Organizations Social Groups Formal Organizations Bureaucracies Media Organizations and Change Technomedia, Globalization, and Social Diversity Looking to the Future: Groups and Organizations Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 7: Deviance and Conformity Defining Deviance and Conformity: A Global View Popular Explanations for Deviance Sociological Analysis of Deviance and Conformity Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control Technomedia: Social Control or Out of Control?Looking to the Future: Deviance and Conformity Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 8: Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System Understanding Social StratificationSystems of Stratification Determining Social Class Ranking Social Classes in the United States Poverty: Media Images and Reality Social Class in the United States: Myth and Reality Perspectives on Social Stratification Looking to the Future: The U.S. Class System Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 9: Global Stratification Globalization and Economic Development Global Stratification and Quality of Life Explaining Global Stratification Transnational Corporations: The Making of New “Haves” and “Have-Nots” Looking to the Future: Global Stratification Today and Tomorrow   Chapter 10: Race and Ethnicity Understanding Race and Ethnicity in a Global Society Prejudice Discrimination Race and Ethnicity, Mass Media, and Technomedia Dominant-Minority Group Relations Race and Ethnic Diversity in the United States Looking to the Future: Race and Ethnic Relations Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 11: Sex and Gender Sex and Gender in a Global Society Explaining Gender Differences Sexism: Inequality Based on Sex and Gender Feminism: The Struggle for Gender Equality Looking to the Future: Sex and Gender Today and Tomorrow   Chapter 12: Age and the Elderly Gerontology: The Study of Aging Aging and Diversity: A Global Perspective Growing Old in American Society Sociological Explanations of the Aging Process Looking to the Future: Age and the Elderly Today and Tomorrow   Part 4: Social Institutions  Chapter 13: Families What Is a Family? Family Diversity: A Global Portrait Sociological Approaches to the Family U.S. Families: In the Life Course U.S. Families: A Portrait of Social Diversity Family Transitions and Family Problems Looking to the Future: Families Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 14: EducationEducation In a Global SocietyThe Role of Education: A Functionalist Perspective Education and Social Stratification: A Conflict Perspective Education and Everyday Life: An Interactionist View Contemporary Trends in American Education         Mass Media, Computers, and the Technomedia Looking to the Future: Education Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 15: Religion Defining Religion Global Religious Diversity The Social Organization of Religion Religion and Society: Three Perspectives Religious Movements in Focus Religion and the Media Technomedia and Religion Religious Diversity in the United States Looking to the Future: Religion Today and Tomorrow              Chapter 16: Politics and War Power and Politics Types of Authority Politics and Influence Technomedia, Influence, and Contemporary Politics Globalization and Political Systems Democracy: American Style War, Nuclear War, and Society Peace Organizations and Peace Movements Looking to the Future: Global Politics Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 17: The Economy and Work Sociology and the Study of the Economy The Global Economy The American Economy and Work Work as a Social Phenomenon Taking a Closer Look at the Economy and Work Looking to the Future: The Economy and Work Today and Tomorrow  Chapter 18: Health and Medicine Health and Sickness: A Global View Health and Sickness in the United States Medicine and Health Care: A Cross-Cultural View Medicine and Health Care in the United States Media, Technomedia and the Medicalization of American Society Looking to the Future: Health and Medicine Today and Tomorrow Part 5: Social Change  Chapter 19: Population, Urbanization, and Ecology Demography and Global Population Population Growth The Growth of Cities and Urbanization Urban Sociology and Human Ecology  Human Ecology and the Environment Looking to the Future: Population, Urbanization, and Ecology Today and Tomorrow Chapter 20: Social Change, Collective Behavior, and the Future What Is Social Change? Sociological Approaches to Social Change Collective Behavior Social Movements Looking to the Future: The Media, Social Change, and Life Today and TomorrowTechnomedia and the Future Glossary Bibliography Name Index Subject Index Credits