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Sociology: Brief Introduction - Text Only

Sociology: Brief Introduction - Text Only - 7th edition

Sociology: Brief Introduction - Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780205547098

ISBN10: 0205547095

Sociology: Brief Introduction - Text Only by Alex Thio - ISBN 9780205547098
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Sociology: Brief Introduction - Text Only by Alex Thio - ISBN 9780205547098

ISBN13: 9780205547098

ISBN10: 0205547095

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 09

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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.