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Sociology : An Introduction (Text Only)

Sociology : An Introduction (Text Only) - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321014665

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ISBN13: 978-0321014665
ISBN10: 0321014669
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Sociology : An Introduction (Text Only) - 5TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321014665

Alex Thio

ISBN13: 978-0321014665
ISBN10: 0321014669
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 98
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No

Praised for its vibrant narrative, engaging pedagogy, reliable- and up-to-date- scholarship, Sociology, 5/e uses a wealth of multicultural and global examples to provide students with substantive coverage of sociological concepts. This theoretically balanced text integrates global analyses throughout, so that students learn to think critically about sociology as a discipline and about the way we and people around the world live.

  • A global/cross-cultural orientation pervades each topic and chapter in the book. In most chapters a separate section analyzes how peoples around the world live, encouraging students to compare U.S. society and social conditions with societies and conditions around the world in order to gain a better understanding of both.

  • Clear, lively writing has been cited as this book's hallmark feature, inviting students into the subject and keeping them engaged.

  • There is thorough and balanced coverage of theoretical perspectives in every chapter. There are sections in each chapter which examine the topic under the lens of the three perspectives (and feminist theory, when applicable), capsulizing the argument, and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the perspectives' explanations.

  • New material on social diversity discusses differences among four cultural groups -- Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans -- on various topics, such as socialization, aging, education, economics, religion and politics.

  • New data and research in text, illustrations, tables, reference lists, and boxed readings are found throughout.

  • There are boxed readings in four categories: Global Village, Multiculturalism in the U.S.A., Applied Sociology, and Cutting Edge. Also, discussion and review questions for boxed readings are included

  • The abundant pedagogy contributes to student success, including: "Myths & Realities" chapter openers, Questions for Discussion and Review (at the ends of sections and boxed readings), key terms defined and in bold when introduced and at the end of chapters and in the end of the book glossary.

  • A new Website, developed for students and instructors using Sociology, 5/e, provides chapter topics and links, practice tests, visuals to be downloaded for classroom presentation and much more.

Author Bio

Thio, Alex : The Ohio State University Main Campus

Table of Contents

Part One: The Nature of Sociology

Chapter 1: Thinking Sociologically
Chapter 2: Doing Sociology

Part Two: Individual and Society

Chapter 3: Culture
Chapter 4: Society
Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
Chapter 6: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Chapter 7: Socialization
Chapter 8: Deviance
Chapter 9: Sexual Behavior

Part Three: Social Inequality

Chapter 10: Stratification and Class
Chapter 11: Rich and Poor Nations
Chapter 12: Women and Men
Chapter 13: race and Ethnicity
Chapter 14: Age and Aging

Part Four: Social Institutions

Chapter 15: Families
Chapter 16: Education
Chapter 17: The Economy
Chapter 18: Politics
Chapter 19: Religion
Chapter 20: Science and Medicine

Part Five: Moving into the Future

Chapter 21: Population and Environment
Chapter 22: Urbanization and City Life
Chapter 23: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change

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