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Sociology : Brief Introduction - Text Only

Sociology : Brief Introduction - Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205547098

Cover of Sociology : Brief Introduction - Text Only 7TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205547098)
ISBN13: 978-0205547098
ISBN10: 0205547095
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Sociology : Brief Introduction - Text Only - 7TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205547098

Alex Thio

ISBN13: 978-0205547098
ISBN10: 0205547095
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 7/E Alex Thio,OhioUniversity ISBN-10: 0205547095 Unique for its blend of style and substance, this introductory text uses a balanced and systematic application of sociological theory throughout to help students see the difference between myths and realities about society. Highlights of the new edition Four new sections in each chapter examine sociologyrsquo;s connection to the world around us: Sociological Frontieranalyzes current social changes and trends. (For example: ''Who Gets Tattoos and Why?'') Current Eventslooks at recent world events through a sociological lens. (For example: ''The War Trauma in Women Soldiers.'') Today's Controversyinvestigates controversial issues in contemporary society. (For example: ''Is the U.S. Losing Its World Leadership?'') For a Better Lifeuses insights from sociology to show how we can improve our lives. (For example: ''Unleash the Power of Nice.'')

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents:

1. The Essence of Sociology. The Study of Social Life. The Development of Sociology. Major Perspectives in Sociology. Sports: Illustrating the Three Perspectives. Major Research Methods. Sociological Frontiers: Deconstructing Society. Using Sociology: How to Change Our World.

2. Society and Culture. Building Blocks of Society. Societies in Sociocultural Evolution. Components of Culture. U.S. Culture. A Global Analysis of Culture. Sociological Perspectives on Culture. Sociological Frontiers: The New U.S. Society and Culture. Using Sociology: How to Enhance Your Cultural Competence.

3. Socialization. The Significance of Heredity. The Significance of Socialization. Processes of Socialization. Sociological Perspective on Socialization. Social Diversity in Socialization. A Global Analysis of Socialization. Agents of Socialization. Adult Socialization. Are We Puppets of Society? Sociological Frontiers: Peer Parenting. Using Sociology: How to Make Latchkey Kids Safe and Smart.

4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life. Sociological Perspectives on Social Interactions. Interaction as Symbolic Communication. Communication between Women and Men. Dramaturgy: Interaction as Drama.