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Our Social World

Our Social World - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412937061

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Publisher: Pine Forge Press
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Our Social World - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412937061

Jeanne Ballantine

ISBN13: 978-1412937061
ISBN10: 141293706X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Published: 2007
International: No
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''Unlike most textbooks that I have read, the breadth and depth of coverage is very impressive. This text forces the students deep into the topics covered and challenges them to see the interconnectedness of them.'' - Keith Kerr, Texas A&M University ''I love the global emphasis, the applied material, and the emphasis on solutions to social problems.'' - Gina Carreno, Florida Atlantic University ''Finally...a text that brings Sociology to life! .... This is so well written I'm not sure the students will even realize they are learning theory!'' - Dr. Martha Shockey, St. Louis University Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehendible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Although several books address global issues, Our Social World presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world. Key Features: Presents ''The Social World Model'' in each chapter: This organizing framework helps avoid introductory sociology as a group of disparate topics and moves systematically from micro to macro levels of analysis. Offers a strong global focus: A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro world. Illustrates the practical side of sociology: Examples are given of what sociologists actually do, as well as policy issues that sociologists influence. Encourages critical thinking: This book provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated epistemology. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries: IRCD: Instructor's Resources on CD-ROM are available to all adopters and include classroom lecture ideas, active learning projects, options for evaluating students Powerpoints, a test bank with multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, and more. Student study site at www.pineforge.com/ballantinestudy : This study site includes e-Flashcards to reinforce key concepts, self-quizzes, web exercises, NPR's This American Life radio segments, Learning from SAGE Journal Articles (including original research as well as tips on how to read and analyze a journal article), and more. JUST PUBLISHED AND ALREADY IN THE CLASSROOM! Some of the

Table of Contents

Sociology : a unique way to view the world p. 2
Examining the social world : how do we know? p. 26
Culture and society : hardware and software of our social world p. 58
Socialization : becoming human and humane p. 92
Interaction, groups, and organizations : connections that work p. 120
Deviance and social control : sickos, perverts, freaks, and folks like us p. 154
Stratification : rich and famous - or rags and famine? p. 190
Race and ethnic group stratification : beyond ''we'' and ''they'' p. 220
Gender stratification : she/he - who goes first? p. 254
Family : partner taking, people making, and contract breaking p. 290
Education : what are we learning? p. 322
Religion : the meaning of sacred meaning p. 362
Medicine : an anatomy of health and illness p. 396
Population and urbanization : living on spaceship earth p. 434
The process of change : can we make a difference? p. 480
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