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Sociology

Author: John J Macionis
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides a survey of sociology. As the scientific study of society, sociology is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity. It focuses on the influence of our relationships around us and how they affect our behaviors and attitudes. The author approaches this subject with a desire to help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Leermiddelen (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Macionis
ISBN: 9780205116713 020511671X 9780205116683 020511668X 9780205117024 0205117023 9780205242917 020524291X 9780205159130 0205159133 0205196039 9780205196036
OCLC Number: 727658545
Description: xxv, 670 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. The foundations of sociology. The sociological perspective ; Sociological investigation --
Part II. The foundations of society. Culture ; Society ; Socialization ; Social interaction in everyday life ; Groups and organizations ; Sexuality and society ; Deviance --
Part III. Social inequality. Social stratification ; Social class in the United States ; Global stratification ; Gender stratification ; Race and ethnicity ; Aging and the elderly --
Part IV. Social institutions. The economy and work ; Politics and government ; Families ; Religion ; Education ; Health and medicine --
Part V. Social change. Population, urbanization, and environment ; Collective behavior and social movements ; Social change : traditional, modern, and postmodern societies.
Responsibility: John J. Macionis.

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This textbook provides a survey of sociology. As the scientific study of society, sociology is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity. It focuses on the influence of our relationships around us and how they affect our behaviors and attitudes. The author approaches this subject with a desire to help students find and use sociology in everyday life.

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