Society The Basics

ISBN-10: 0205003788
ISBN-13: 9780205003785
Edition: 11th 2011
Authors: John J. Macionis
List price: $139.33 Buy it from $5.19
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Used Starting from $62.36
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Lifespan Human Development Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $139.33
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method
Culture
Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Groups and Organizations
Sexuality and Society
Deviance
Social Stratification
Global Stratification
Gender Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Economics and Politics
Family and Religion
Education, Health, and Medicine
Population, Urbanization, and Environment
Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method
The Sociological Perspective
Seeing the General in the Particular
Seeing the Strange in the Familiar
Seeing Society in Our Everyday Lives
Seeing Sociologically: Marginality and Crisis
The Importance of a Global Perspective
Applying the Sociological Perspective
Sociology and Public Policy
Sociology and Personal Growth
Careers: the "Sociology Advantage"
The Origins of Sociology
Social Change and Sociology
Science and Sociology
Sociological Theory
Seeing Sociology in the News "In Poor Economy, Laid-off Workers Flocking to Community Colleges"
The Structural-Functional Approach
The Social-Conflict Approach
Feminism and the Gender-Conflict Approach
The Race-Conflict Approach
The Symbolic-Interaction Approach
Three Ways to Do Sociology
Positivist Sociology
Interpretive Sociology
Critical Sociology
Research Orientations and Theory
Gender and Research
Research Ethics
Research Methods
Testing a Hypothesis: the Experiment
Asking Questions: Survey Research
In the Field: Participant Observation
Using Available Data: Existing Sources
Putting It All Together: Ten Steps in Sociological Research
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Culture
What Is Culture?
Culture and Human Intelligence
How Many Cultures?
The Elements of Culture
Symbols
Language
Values and Beliefs
Norms
Ideal and Real Culture
Technology and Culture
Hunting and Gathering
Horticulture and Pastoralism
Agriculture
Industry
Postindustrial Information Technology
Cultural Diversity
High Culture and Popular Culture
Subculture
Multiculturalism
Counterculture
Cultural Change
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Seeing Sociology in the News "US Troops Train for Both Combat and Conversation"
A Global Culture?
Theoretical Analysis of Culture
The Functions of Culture: Structural-Functional Analysis
Inequality and Culture: Social-Conflict Analysis
Evolution and Culture: Sociobiology
Culture and Human Freedom
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age
Social Experience: the Key to Our Humanity
Human Development: Nature and Nurture
Social Isolation
Understanding Socialization
Sigmund Freuds's Elements of Personality
Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Lawrence Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Carol Gilligan's Theory of Gender and Moral Development
George Herbert Mead's Theory of the Social Self
Erik H. Erikson's Eight Stages of Development
Agents of Socialization
The Family
The School
The Peer Group
The Mass Media
Seeing Sociology in the News "The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by Their Twenties"
Socialization and the Life Course
Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Old Age
Death and Dying
The Life Course: Patterns and Variations
Resocialization: Total Institutions
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Social Structure: A Guide to Everyday Living
Status
Ascribed and Achieved Status
Master Status
Role
Role Conflict and Role Strain
Role Exit
The Social Construction of Reality
Seeing Sociology in the News "For Teenagers, Hello Means 'How about a Hug?'"
"Street Smarts"
The Thomas Theorem
Ethnomethodology
Reality Building: Class and Culture
Dramaturgical Analysis: the "Presentation of Self"
Performances
Nonverbal Communication
Gender Performances
Idealization
Embarrassment and Tact
Interaction in Everyday Life: Three Applications
Emotions: the Social Construction of Feeling
Language: the Social Construction of Gender
Reality Play: the Social Construction of Humor
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Groups and Organizations
Social Groups
Primary and Secondary Groups
Group Leadership
Group Conformity
Reference Groups
In-Groups and Out-Groups
Group Size
Social Diversity: Race, Class, and Gender
Networks
Formal Organizations
Types of Organizations
Origins of Formal Organizations
Characteristics of Bureaucracy
Organizational Environment
The Informal Side of Bureaucracy
Problems of Bureaucracy
Seeing Sociology in the News "Professor Suspended after Joke about Killing Students on Facebook"
The Evolution of Formal Organizations
Scientific Management
The First Challenge: Race and Gender
The Second Challenge: the Japanese Work Organization
The Third Challenge: the Changing Nature of Work
The "McDonaldization" of Society
The Future of Organizations: Opposing Trends
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Sexuality and Society
Understanding Sexuality
Sex: A Biological Issue
Sex and the Body
Sex: A Cultural Issue
The Incest Taboo
Sexual Attitudes in the United States
The Sexual Revolution
The Sexual Counterrevolution
Premarital Sex
Sex Between Adults
Extramarital Sex
Sex over the Life Course
Sexual Orientation
What Gives Us a Sexual Orientation?
How Many Gay People Are There?
The Gay Rights Movement
Seeing Sociology in the News "Making a Prom Date Changes His Fate"
Sexual Issues and Controversies
Teen Pregnancy
Pornography
Prostitution
Sexual Violence: Rape and Date Rape
Theoretical Analysis of Sexuality
Structural-Functional Analysis
Symbolic-Interaction Analysis
Social-Conflict and Feminist Analysis
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Sample Test Questions
Deviance
What is Deviance?
Social Control
The Biological Context
Personality Factors
The Social Foundation of Deviance
The Functions of Deviance: Structural-Functional Analysis
Durkheim's Basic Insight
Merton's Strain Theory
Deviant Subcultures
Labeling Deviance: Symbolic-Interaction Analysis
Seeing Sociology in the News "Ex-Employees Turn to Cyber Crime after Layoffs"
Labeling Theory
The Medicalization of Deviance
Sutherland's Differential Association Theory
Hirschi's Control Theory
Deviance and Inequality: Social-Conflict Analysis
Deviance and Power
Deviance and Capitalism
White-Collar Crime
Organized Crime
Deviance, Race, and Gender
Hate Crimes
The Feminist Perspective: Deviance and Gender
Crime
Types of Crime
Criminal Statistics
The Street Criminal: A Profile
Crime in Global Perspective
The U.S. Criminal Justice System
Due Process
Police
Courts
Punishment
The Death Penalty
Community-Based Corrections
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Social Stratification
What is Social Stratification?
Caste and Class Systems
The Caste System
The Class System
Caste and Class: the United Kingdom
Classless Societies? the Former Soviet Union
China: Emerging Social Classes
Ideology: the Power Behind Stratification
The Functions of Social Stratification
The Davis-Moore Thesis
Stratification and Conflict
Karl Marx: Class Conflict
Why No Marxist Revolution?
Max Weber: Class, Status, and Power
Stratification and Interaction
Stratification and Technology: A Global Perspective
Hunting and Gathering Societies
Horticultural, Pastoral, and Agrarian Societies
Industrial Societies
The Kuznets Curve
Inequality in the United States
Income, Wealth, and Power
Occupational Prestige
Schooling
Ancestry, Race, and Gender
Social Classes in the United States
The Upper Class
The Middle Class
The Working Class
The Lower Class
The Difference Class Makes
Health
Values and Attitudes
Politics
Family and Gender
Social Mobility
Myth versus Reality
Mobility by Income Level
Mobility: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
Mobility and Marriage
The American Dream: Still a Reality?
Seeing Sociology in the News "Waking Up from American Dreams"
The Global Economy and U.S. Class Structure
Poverty in the United States
The Extent of Poverty
Who Are the Poor?
Explaining Poverty
The Working Poor
Homelessness
Class, Welfare, Politics, and Values
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Global Stratification
Global Stratification: An Overview
A World about Terminology
High-Income Countries
Middle-Income Countries
Low-Income Countries
Global Wealth and Poverty
The Severity of Poverty
The Extent of Poverty
Poverty and Children
Seeing Sociology in the News "The Child Catchers"
Poverty and Women
Slavery
Explanations of Global Poverty
Global Stratification: Theoretical Analysis
Modernization Theory
Dependency Theory
Global Stratification: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Gender Stratification
Gender and Inequality
Male-Female Differences
Gender in Global Perspective
Patriarchy and Sexism
Gender and Socialization
Gender and the Family
Gender and the Peer Group
Gender and Schooling
Gender and the Mass Media
Gender and Social Stratification
Working Women and Men
Seeing Sociology in the News "Women on Board: Breaking the 'Bamboo Ceiling'"
Gender, Income, and Wealth
Housework: Women's "Second Shift"
Gender and Education
Gender and Politics
Gender and the Military
Are Women a Minority?
Minority Women: Intersection Theory
Violence against Women
Violence against Men
Sexual Harassment
Pornography
Theoretical Analysis of Gender
Structural-Functional Analysis
Social-Conflict Analysis
Feminism
Basic Feminist Ideas
Types of Feminism
Opposition to Feminism
Gender: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Race and Ethnicity
Race
Ethnicity
Minorities
Prejudice and Stereotypes
Measuring Prejudice: the Social Distance Scale
Racism
Theories of Prejudice
Discrimination
Seeing Sociology in the News "In Job Hunt, College Degree Can't Close Racial Gap"
Institutional Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice and Discrimination: the Vicious Circle
Majority and Minority: Patterns of Interaction
Pluralism
Assimilation
Segregation
Genocide
Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Native Americans
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
African Americans
Asian Americans
Hispanic Americans/Latinos
Arab Americans
White Ethnic Americans
Race and Ethnicity: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Economics and Politics
The Economy: Historical Overview
The Agricultural Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
The Information Revolution and Postindustrial Society
Sectors of the Economy
The Global Economy
Economic Systems: Paths to Justice
Capitalism
Socialism
Welfare Capitalism and State Capitalism
Relative Advantages of Capitalism and Socialism
Changes in Socialist and Capitalist Countries
Work in the Postindustrial U.S. Economy
The Changing Workplace
Labor Unions
Professions
Self-Employment
Unemployment and Underemployment
Workplace Diversity: Race and Gender
New Information Technology and Work
Corporation
Economic Concentration
Conglomerates and Corporate Linkages
Corporation: Are They Competitive?
Corporations and the Global Economy
The Economy: Looking Ahead
Politics: Historical Overview
Politics in Global Perspective
Monarchy
Democracy
Authoritarianism
Totalitarianism
A Global Political System?
Politics in the United States
U.S. Culture and the Rise of the Welfare State
The Political Spectrum
Party Identification
Special-Interest Groups
Voter Apathy
Should Convicted Criminals Vote?
Theoretical Analysis of Power in Society
The Pluralist Mode: the People Rule
The Power-Elite Model: A Few People Rule
The Marxist Model: the System Is Biased
Power beyond the Rules
Revolution
Terrorism
War and Peace
The Causes of War
Social Class and the Military
Seeing Sociology in the News "GI Jane Breaks the Combat Barrier"
Is Terrorism a New Kind of War?
The Costs and Causes of Militarism
Nuclear Weapons
Mass Media and War
Pursuing Peace
Politics: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Family and Religion
Family: Basic Concepts
Family: Global Variations
Marriage Patterns
Residential Patterns
Patterns of Descent
Patterns of Authority
Theoretical Analysis of Families
Functions of Family: Structural-Functional Analysis
Inequality and Family: Social-Conflict and Feminist Analysis
Constructing Family Life: Micro-Level Analysis
Stages of Family Life
Courtship and Romantic Love
Seeing Sociology in the News "Prenuptial Agreements: Unromantic, but Necessary"
Settling In: Ideal and Real Marriage
Child Rearing
The Family in Later Life
U.S. Families: Class, Race, and Gender
Social Class
Ethnicity and Race
Gender
Transitions and Problems in Family Life
Divorce
Remarriage and Blended Families
Family Violence
Alternative Family Forms
One-Parent Families
Cohabitation
Gay and Lesbian Couples
Singlehood
New Reproductive Technologies and Family
Families: Looking Ahead
Religion: Basic Concepts
Theoretical Analysis of Religion
Functions of Religion: Structural-Functional Analysis
Constructing the Sacred: Symbolic-Interaction Analysis
Inequality and Religion: Social-Conflict Analysis
Religion and Social Change
Max Weber: Protestantism and Capitalism
Liberation Theology
Types of Religious Organization
Church
Sect
Cult
Religion in History
Religion in the United States
Religious Commitment
Religion: Class, Ethnicity, and Race
Religion in a Changing Society
Changing Affiliation
Secularization
Civil Religion
"New Age" Seekers: Spirituality without Formal Religion
Religious Revival: "Good Old-Time Religion"
Religion: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Makin the Grade
Visual Summary
Education, Health, and Medicine
Education: A Global Survey
Schooling and Economic Development
Schooling in India
Schooling in Japan
Schooling in the United States
The Functions of Schooling
Schooling and Social Interaction
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Schooling and Social Inequality
Public and Private Education
Access to Higher Education
Greater Opportunity: Expanding Higher Education
Seeing Sociology in the News "New Meaning for Night Classes at Two-Year Colleges"
Privilege and Personal Merit
Problems in the Schools
Discipline and Violence
Student Passivity
Dropping Out
Academic Standards
Grade Inflation
Issues in U.S. Education
School Choice
Home Schooling
Schooling People with Disabilities
Adult Education
The Teacher Shortage
Schooling: Looking Ahead
Health and Medicine
Health and Society
Health: A Global Survey
Health in Low-Income Countries
Health in High-Income Countries
Health in the United States
Who Is Healthy? Age, Gender, Class, and Race
Cigarette Smoking
Eating Disorders
Obesity
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Ethical Issues Surrounding Death
The Medical Establishment
The Rise of Scientific Medicine
Holistic Medicine
Paying for Medical Care: the United States
The Nursing Shortage
Theoretical Analysis of Health and Medicine
Structural-Functional Analysis: Role Theory
Symbolic-Interaction Analysis: the Meaning of Health
Social-Conflict and Feminist Analysis
Health and Medicine: Looking Ahead
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Population, Urbanization, and Environment
Demography: the Study of Population
Fertility
Mortality
Migration
Population Growth
Population Composition
History and Theory of Population Growth
Malthusian Theory
Demographic Transition Theory
Global Population Today: A Brief Summary
Urbanization: the Growth of Cities
The Evolution of Cities
The Growth of U.S. Cities
Suburbs and Urban Decline
Sunbelt Cities and Urban Sprawl
Megalopolis: the Regional City
Edge Cities
The Rural Rebound
Urbanism as a Way of Life
Ferdinand Tönnies: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
Emile Durkheim: Mechanical and Organic Solidarity
Georg Simmel: the Blasÿ Urbanite
The Chicago School: Robert Park and Louis Wirth
Urban Ecology
Urban Political Economy
Urbanization in Poor Nations
Environment and Society
The Global Dimension
Technology and the Environmental Deficit
Seeing Sociology in the News "Boyz Under the Hood"
Culture: Growth and Limits
Solid Waste: the Disposable Society
Water and Air
The Rain Forests
Environmental Racism
Looking Ahead: Toward a Sustainable Society and World
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary
Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies
What Is Social Change?
Causes of Social Change
Culture and Change
Conflict and Change
Ideas and Change
Demographic Change
Social Movements and Change
Seeing Sociology in the News "Facebook Helps Spark Movements"
Disasters: Unexpected Change
Modernity
Ferdinand Tönnies: the Loss of Community
Emile Durkheim: the Division of Labor
Max Weber: Rationalization
Karl Marx: Capitalism
Structural-Functional Analysis: Modernity as Mass Society
The Mass Scale of Modern Life
The Ever Expanding State
Social-Conflict Analysis: Modernity as Class Society
Capitalism
Persistent Inequality
Modernity and the Individual
Mass Society: Problems of Identity
Class Society: Problems of Powerlessness
Modernity and Progress
Modernity: Global Variation
Postmodernity
Looking Ahead: Modernization and Our Global Future
Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life
Making the Grade
Visual Summary

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×