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Essentials of sociology

Author: George Ritzer; Wendy A Wiedenhoft Murphy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Sociology was born in an age that was called "industrial." Contemporary society, where we have access to anyone, anything, anytime, has its own labels: the Information Age, the Global Age, the Age of Digital Living. An introduction to sociology should tell you about the power and relevance of sociology yesterday, today, and possibly tomorrow. Who better than George Ritzer to do just that? -- From publisher's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer; Wendy A Wiedenhoft Murphy
ISBN: 9781506388953 1506388957 9781506388946 1506388949
OCLC Number: 1006517123
Description: xxi, 516 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: An introduction to sociology in the global age --
Thinking about and researching the social world --
Culture --
Socialization and interaction --
Organizations, societies, and global relationships --
Deviance and crime --
Social stratification in the United States and globally --
Race and ethnicity --
Gender and sexuality --
Families --
Education and religion --
Politics and the economy --
The body, medicine, health, and health care --
Population, urbanization, and the environment --
Social change, social movements, and collective action.
Responsibility: George Ritzer, Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy.

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Sociology was born in an age that was called "industrial." Contemporary society, where we have access to anyone, anything, anytime, has its own labels: the Information Age, the Global Age, the Age of Digital Living. An introduction to sociology should tell you about the power and relevance of sociology yesterday, today, and possibly tomorrow. Who better than George Ritzer to do just that? -- From publisher's description.

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