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Sociology

Author: John J Macionis
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Suitable for one-quarter/semester or two semester introductory Sociology courses, this book shows students that sociology is relevant to their daily lives. It also includes relevant applications, and  Read more...

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Macionis, John J.
Sociology.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2007
(OCoLC)894799262
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Macionis
ISBN: 0132184745 9780132184748 0132039079 9780132039079
OCLC Number: 61211442
Description: xxxv, 716 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. I. The foundations of sociology --
1. The sociological perspective --
The importance of a global perspective --
Applying the sociological perspective --
The origins of sociology --
Sociological theory --
Applying the approaches : the sociology of sports --
2. Sociological investigation --
Basics of sociological investigation --
Three ways to do sociology --
Methods of sociological research --
Putting it all together : ten steps in sociological investigation. pt. II. The foundations of society --
3. Culture --
What is culture? --
The elements of culture --
Cultural diversity : many ways of life in one world --
Theoretical analysis of culture --
Culture and human freedom --
4. Society --
Gerhard Lenski : society and technology --
Karl Marx : society and conflict --
Max Weber : the rationalization of society --
Emile Durkheim : society and function --
Critical review : four visions of society --
5. Socialization --
Social experience : the key to our humanity --
Understanding socialization --
Agents of socialization --
Socialization and the life course --
Resocialization : total institutions --
6. Social interaction in everyday life --
Social structure : a guide to everyday living --
Status --
Role --
The social construction of reality --
Dramaturgical analysis : "the presentation of self" --
Interaction in everyday life : three applications --
7. Groups and organizations --
Social groups --
Formal organizations --
The evolution of formal organizations --
The future of organizations : opposing trends --
8. Sexuality and society --
Understanding sexuality --
Sexual attitudes in the United States --
Sexual orientation --
Sexual issues and controversies --
Theoretical analysis of sexuality --
9. Deviance --
What is deviance? --
The functions of deviance : structural-functional analysis --
Labeling deviance : symbolic-interaction analysis --
Deviance and inequality : social-conflict analysis --
Deviance, race, and gender --
Crime --
The U.S. criminal justice system. pt. III. Social inequality --
10. Social stratification --
What is social stratification? --
Caste and class systems --
The functions of social stratification --
Stratification and conflict --
Stratification and interaction --
Stratification and technology : a global perspective --
Social stratification : facts and values --
11. Social class in the United States --
Dimensions of social inequality --
U.S. stratification : merit and caste --
Social classes in the United States --
The difference class makes --
Social mobility --
Poverty in the United States --
12. Global stratification --
Global stratification : an overview --
Global wealth and poverty --
Global stratification : theoretical analysis --
Global stratification : looking ahead --
13. Gender stratification --
Gender and inequality --
Gender and socialization --
Gender and social stratification --
Theoretical analysis of gender --
Feminism --
Gender : looking ahead --
14. Race and ethnicity --
The social meaning of race and ethnicity --
Prejudice --
Discrimination --
Majority and minority : patterns of interaction --
Race and ethnicity in the United States --
Race and ethnicity : looking ahead --
15. Aging and the elderly --
The graying of the United States --
Growing old : biology and culture --
Transitions and challenges of aging --
Theoretical analysis of aging --
Death and dying --
Aging : looking ahead. pt. IV. Social institutions --
16. The economy and work --
The economy : historical overview --
Economic systems : paths to justice --
Work in the postindustrial economy --
Corporations --
The economy : looking ahead --
17. Politics and government --
Power and authority --
Politics in global perspective --
Politics in the United States --
Theoretical analysis of power in society --
Power beyond the rules --
War and peace --
Politics : looking ahead --
18. Families --
Families : basic concepts --
Families : global variations --
Theoretical analysis of families --
Stages of family life --
U.S. families : class, race, and gender --
Transitions and problems in family life --
Alternative family forms --
New reproductive technology and the family --
Families : looking ahead --
19. Religion --
Religion : basic concepts --
Theoretical analysis of religion --
Religion and social change --
Types of religious organizations --
Religion in history --
World religions --
Religion in the United States --
Religion in a changing society --
Religion : looking ahead --
20. Education --
Education : a global survey --
The functions of schooling --
Schooling and social interaction --
Schooling and social inequality --
Problems in the schools --
Recent issues in U.S. education --
Schooling : looking ahead --
21. Health and medicine --
What is health? --
Health : a global survey --
Health in the United States --
The medical establishment --
Theoretical analysis of health and medicine --
Health and medicine : looking ahead. pt. V. Social change --
22. Population, urbanization, and environment --
Demography : the study of population --
History and theory of population growth --
Urbanization : the growth of cities --
Urbanism as a way of life --
Urbanization in poor nations --
Environment and society --
Looking ahead : toward a sustainable society and world --
23. Collective behavior and social movements --
Studying collective behavior --
Localized collectivities : crowds --
Dispersed collectivities : mass behavior --
Social movements --
Social movements : looking ahead --
24. Social change : traditional, modern, and postmodern societies --
What is social change? --
Causes of social change --
Modernity --
Theoretical analysis of modernity --
Postmodernity --
Looking ahead : modernization and our global future --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John J. Macionis.

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