Summary: This revised edition of Richard T. Schaefer'sSociology: A Brief Introductionprovides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids and exercises, the new edition continues to encourage the developmen
t of sociological imagination. Greater coverage of globalization through a new chapter and boxes focusing on “Social Change in the Global Community” help remove ethnocentric blinders and teaches students to think globally about issues and policies.
Summary: This revised edition of Richard T. Schaefer'sSociology: A Brief Introductionprovides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical and contemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with current research findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids and exercises, the new edition continues to encourage the development of sociological imagination. Greater coverage of globalization through a new chapter and boxes focusing on “Social Change in the Global Community” help remove ethnocentric blinders and teaches students to think globally about issues and policies. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Table of Contents List of Boxes List of Social Policy Sections Preface Ch. 1 The Sociological View 1 Ch. 2 Culture 31 Ch. 3 Socialization 57 Ch. 4 Social Structure, Groups, and Organizations 83 Ch. 5 Deviance and Social Control 111 Ch. 6 Stratification in the United States and Worldwide 139 Ch. 7 Racial and Ethnic Inequality 175 Ch. 8 Stratification by Gender and Age 207 Ch. 9 The Family 239 Ch. 10 Religion and Education 269 Ch. 11 Government and the Economy 301 Ch. 12 Health and Population 331 Ch. 13 Looking to the Future: Social Movements and Social Change 363 App Careers in Sociology 385 Glossary 389 References 399 Acknowledgments 430 Indexes 433
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