Sociology

ISBN-10: 0073528056
ISBN-13: 9780073528052
Edition: 7th 2008
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Description: Like its predecessors, the seventh edition of this text reflects Rick Schaefer's mission to bring readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches them how to think critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of  More...

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List price: $110.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 479
Size: 8.90" wide x 10.73" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Like its predecessors, the seventh edition of this text reflects Rick Schaefer's mission to bring readers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation that teaches them how 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, distinctive social policy sections, examples of interest to students, and abundant learning aids and exercises, this text will help students develop a sociological imagination. An optional package combines Schaefer, Sociology, Seventh Edition and Reel Society Interactive Movie 2.0 CD-ROM at nominal extra cost. ""The introductory sociology class provides the ideal laboratory in which to study our own society and those of our global neighbors. The distinctive emphasis on social policy found in this text shows students how to use the sociological imagination in examining such public policy issues as sexual harassment, the AIDS crisis, welfare reform, the death penalty, and the offshoring of service jobs."" Richard T. Schaefer

Understanding Sociology
What is Sociology?
What is Sociological Theory?
The Development of Sociology
Major Theoretical Perspectives
Developing the Sociological Imagination
Appendix: Careers in Sociology
Sociological Research
What is the Scientific Method?
Major Research Designs
Ethics of Research
Technology and Sociological Research
Social Policy and Sociological Research: Studying Human Sexuality
Culture
Culture and Society
Development of Culture around the World
Elements of Culture
Culture and the Dominant Ideology
Cultural Variation
Social Policy and Culture: Multiculturalism
Socialization
The Role of Socialization
The Self and Socialization
Socialization and the Life Course
Agents of Socialization
Social Policy and Socialization: Day Care around the World
Social Interaction and Social Structure
Social Interaction and Reality
Elements of Social Structure
Social Structure in Global Perspective
Social Policy and Social Structure: The AIDS Crisis
Groups and Organizations
Understanding Groups
Understanding Organizations
Social Policy and Organizations: Sexual Harassment
Deviance and Social Control
Social Control
Deviance
Crime
Social Policy and Social Control: Illicit Drug Use in Canada
Stratification in Canada and Worldwide
Understanding Stratification
Stratification by Social Class
Stratification in the World System
Stratification within Nations: a Comparative Perspective
Social Policy and Stratification: Rethinking Welfare in North America and Europe
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Minority, Racial, and Ethnic Groups
Prejudice and Discrimination
Studying Race and Ethnicity
Patterns of Intergroup Relations
Race and Ethnicity in Canada
Social Policy and Race and Ethnicity: Global Immigration
Gender Relations
Social Construction of Gender
Explaining Gender Relations
Women: The Oppressed Majority
Social Policy and Gender Relations: Abortion and Sex
Selection: The "New Eugenics"
The Family and Intimate Relationships
Global View of the Family
Studying the Family
Marriage and Family
Divorce
Family Diversity
Social Policy and the Family: Reproductive Technology
Religion and Education
Durkheim and the Sociological Approach to Religion
The Role of Religion
Religious Behaviour
Religious Organization
Sociological Perspectives on Education
Schools as Formal Organizations
Social Policy and Religion: Religion in the Schools
Government and the Economy
Economic Systems
Politics and Government
Political Behaviour in Canada
Models of Power Structure in Canada
The Changing Economy
Social Policy and the Economy: Gender Equality
Population, Aging, and Health
Demography: The Study of Population
World Population Patterns
Fertility Patterns in Canada
Aging in Society
Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness
Social Epidemiology and Health
Health Care in Canada
Social Policy and Health: Financing Health Care Worldwide
Communities and the Environment
How Did Communities Originate?
Urbanization
Types of Communities
The Environment
Social Policy and Communities: Seeking Shelter Worldwide
Social Movements, Social Change, and Technology
Social Movements
Theories of Social Change
Resistance to Social Change
Technology and the Future
Technology and Society
Social Policy and Technology: Privacy and Censorship in a Global Village

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