Global Sociology Introducing Five Contemporary Societies

ISBN-10: 0078026709
ISBN-13: 9780078026706
Edition: 6th 2013
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

An effective supplement to any standard sociology text, this broad and comprehensive sociological description of five diverse contemporary societies with wide geographic distribution - Japan, Mexico, Egypt, Germany and the San peoples of Namibia - is organized around basic sociological topics: culture, social structure, group life, socialization, deviance, social institutions, social stratification, and social change. Fictional vignettes of individuals in each country help students experience first-person viewpoints on life in five very different societies. By comparing other societies with their own, students read about the range of social variation, learn what makes their own society distinctive, and gain a unique and fascinating vantage point on what sociology offers in a world of rapid social change.

Linda Schneider is Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Nassau Community College. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Dr. Schneider has published in the ASA journal, Teaching Sociology, contributed to panel discussions at the Eastern Sociological Society, the Community College Humanities Association, the Community College General Education Association, and the American Association of Community Colleges. She has directed several grants from the NEH, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Science Foundation for multidisciplinary and global curriculum development.

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