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Sociology The Core

ISBN-10: 0073528129
ISBN-13: 9780073528120
Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Highly respected for its quality scholarship and its focused, straightforward approach, "Sociology: The Core" covers the core sociological concepts with a brief, accessible presentation and at a very affordable price. As in previous editions, the  More...

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List price: $51.25
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 459
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Highly respected for its quality scholarship and its focused, straightforward approach, "Sociology: The Core" covers the core sociological concepts with a brief, accessible presentation and at a very affordable price. As in previous editions, the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives are applied throughout the book, allowing students to develop a solid understanding of the major sociological perspectives and their applications to the topics covered. Completely updated, "Sociology: The Core" makes sociology come alive as a vital and exciting field, relates principles to real-world circumstances, and attunes students to the dynamic processes of our rapidly changing contemporary society.

Michael Hughes is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1979. He has been teaching introductory sociology for 26 years, having held teaching positions at Florence State University (now University of North Alabama) and the University of Tennessee at Nashville (now the downtown campus of Tennessee State University). He also regularly teaches courses in minority group relations, deviant behavior, the sociology of mental illness, and data analysis. He has held research positions as research associate at Vanderbilt University (1980-1982) and research fellow at University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (1992-1994). Currently on the editorial board of American Sociological Review, he also has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and Social Forces. With Walter R. Gove he is author of the book Overcrowding in the Household, published by Academic Press in 1983. His research interests in mental health and mental illness, race and ethnicity, and crowding and living alone have resulted in over 50 articles published in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Psychology Quarterly, Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Archives of General Psychiatry, Psychology Today and other journals.

Carolyn J. Kroehler is a freelance writer and editor and stay-at-home mother of two. She earned her Ph.D. degree in botany at Virginia Tech and has published in the Canadian Journal of Botany, Plant and Soil, and Oecologia. At the Virginia Water Resources Research Center she wrote public education publications about water quality and other environmental issues, including a book on drinking water standards. She has contributed to criminology and criminal justice textbooks, edited and helped with the writing of a student study guide (Straight A's: If I Can Do It, So Can You), and works with National Geographic's elementary school computer curriculum program What's In Our Water?.

Developing a Sociological Consciousness The Sociological Perspective New Levels of Reality The Sociological Imagination Microsociology and Macrosociology The Development of Sociology Auguste Comte
The Founder of Sociology Harriet Martineau
Feminist and Methodologist Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism Karl Marx
The Role of Class Conflict Emile Durkheim
Social Integration and Social Facts Max Weber
Subjectivity and Social Organization American Sociology Contemporary Sociology Theoretical Perspectives The Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective The Interactionist Perspective Using the Three Perspectives Conducting Research The Logic of Science How Do Sociologists Collect Data? Steps in the Scientific Method
A Close-Up Look Research Ethics Box 1.1
Social Inequalities
Tally’s Corner in the 21st Century (New) Box 1.2 Doing Social Research
Child Care Fatalities
Discovering the Critical Role of Social Factors The Chapter in Brief
Developing a Sociological Consciousness Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Culture and Social Structure Components of Culture Norms Values Symbols and Language Cultural Unity and Diversity Cultural Universals Cultural Integration Ethnocentrism Cultural Relativism Subcultures and Countercultures Social Structure Statuses Roles Groups Institutions Societies Box 2.1 Doing Social Research
Is Culture Unique to Humans? Box 2.2 Sociology around the World
Is Today Tuesday? That Depends on Culture The Chapter in Brief
Culture and Social Structure Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Socialization Foundations for Socialization Nature and Nurture Theories of Socialization Agents of Socialization Social Communication Definition of the Situation The Self and Socialization Charles Horton Cooley
The Looking Glass Self George Herbert Mead
The Generalized Other Erving Goffman
Impression Management Socialization across the Life Course Childhood Adolescence Young Adulthood Middle Adulthood Later Adulthood Death Box 3.1 Doing Social Research
Does High School Identity Affect Your Adult Life? Box 3.2 Sociology Around the World
What Makes You an Adult? The Chapter in Brief
Socialization Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Social groups and Formal Organizations Group Relationships Primary Groups and Secondary Groups In-Groups and Out-Groups Reference Groups Group Dynamics Group Size Leadership Social Loafing Social Dilemmas Groupthink Conformity Formal Organizations Types of Formal Organizations Bureaucracy
A Functional Approach to Organizations Characteristics of Bureaucracies Problems of Bureaucracy Conflict and Interactionist Perspectives Humanizing Bureaucracies Box 4.1 Social Inequalities
What Does Bias Come From?Sometimes, Almost Nothing Box 4.2 Students Doing Sociology
Compete or Cooperate? The Prisoner’s Dilemma Box. 4.3 Doing Social Research
Reality TV and Conformity
The Experiment The Chapter in Brief
Social Groups and Formal Organizations Glossary Review Questions Internet Connection
Deviance and Crime The Nature of Deviance Social Properties of Deviance Social Control and Deviance Theories of Deviance Anomie Theory Cultural Transmission Theory Conflict Theory Labeling Theory Control Theory Crime and the Criminal Justice System Forms of Crime Measuring Crime Drugs and Crime Race and Crime Women and Crime The Criminal Justice System Box 5.1 Students Doing Sociology
Spit, Saliva, and the Social Construction of Deviance Box 5.2 Doing Social Research
Drink 'til You're Sick
What Explains Binge Drinking? (N
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