Summary: The cliche of cookie-cutter introductory sociology texts is exploded by a truly unique approach. This comprehensive book puts students' experiences into broadening levels of social structure-Micro, Macro, and Mega Structures-with each level discussed in a full chapter. Showing the self within a network of relationships that make up the "global village" is a powerful way to uncover the grandeur of social structure. Virtually every chapter contains a section
devoted to social networks, one of the most rapidly developing areas in modern sociology.
Summary: The cliche of cookie-cutter introductory sociology texts is exploded by a truly unique approach. This comprehensive book puts students' experiences into broadening levels of social structure-Micro, Macro, and Mega Structures-with each level discussed in a full chapter. Showing the self within a network of relationships that make up the "global village" is a powerful way to uncover the grandeur of social structure. Virtually every chapter contains a section devoted to social networks, one of the most rapidly developing areas in modern sociology. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:95 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press Published: 12/28/1994 International: No
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Jones, Brian J. : Villanova University
Gallagher, Bernard J. : Villanova University
McFalls, Joseph A. : Villanova University
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I. Introduaction to Sociology
1. Social Order: The Making of Society 2. Social Disorder: The Unmaking and Remaking of Society 3. Sociological Research Methods
II. Social Structure
4. Microstructure: The Social World of the Self 5. Macrostructure: The Social World of Groups 6. Megastructure: The Social Structure of Globalization
III. Processes of Social Control
7. Culture 8. Socialization 9. Deviance 10. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
IV. Social Inequality
11. Social Class and Stratification 12. Race and Ethnicity 13. Gender
V. Social Institutions
14. Family 15. Religion 16. Political Economy 17. Education
VI. Social Change
18. Health and Medicine 19. The Sociology of Sexuality 20. Population
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