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Society in focus : an introduction to sociology

Author: William E Thompson; Joseph V Hickey
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Thompson; Joseph V Hickey
ISBN: 020541365X 9780205413652
OCLC Number: 56200299
Description: xix, 668 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The sociological perspective. 1. Discovering sociology. 2. Doing sociology --
pt. 2. The social framework. 3. Culture and society. 4. Socialization. 5. Social interaction in everyday life. 6. Social groups and organizations --
pt. 3. Social differentiation and inequality. 7. Deviance and conformity. 8. Social stratification and the U.S. class system. 9. Global stratification. 10. Race and ethnicity. 11. Sex and gender. 12. Age and the elderly --
pt. 4. Social institutions. 13. Families. 14. Education. 15. Religion. 16. Politics and war. 17. The economy and work. 18. Health and medicine --
pt. 5. Social change. 19. Population, urbanization and ecology. 20. Social change, collective behavior and the future.
Responsibility: William E. Thompson, Joseph V. Hickey.

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