Society in Focus An Introduction to Sociology

ISBN-10: 0205203485
ISBN-13: 9780205203482
Edition: 7th 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $80.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/10/2011
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Examining therole of mass media and information technology in contemporary society This specially priced comprehensive introductory text emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere, and the special role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society. What is the Pearson Census Update Edition? The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows:Census Update Edition -Features fully updated data throughout the text–including all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail.2010 Census Update Primer -A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone.2010 Census Update Primer Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  -Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer.MySocLab- Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes:primary source readings relevant to the Censusan online version of the 2010 Census Update Primera series of activities using 2010 Census resultsvideo clips explaining and exploring the Census This Books a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.

William E. Thompson was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was the first member of his family to receive a high school diploma. He received his bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University, a master's degree from Missouri State University, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Professor Thompson has authored and coauthored more than 30 articles in professional journals, including several reprinted in sociology textbooks and readers. He has coauthored a textbook on juvenile delinquency. Thompson also is the author of The Glass House, a nonfiction account of his mother's two year battle with cancer and the lessons about life and living learned from her death and dying.Professor Thompson began his college teaching career at the University of Tulsa. He spent the next ten years at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He is currently a professor of sociology and criminal justice and Director of Mayo College, a residential learning community for first-year students, at Texas A&M University - Commerce. He has also taught in the British Studies Program at Kings College, University of London. In 1993 Thompson received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Texas Association of College Teachers, and in 1994 he won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Teaching at Texas A&M University - Commerce. For fun and relaxation Thompson plays the drums.

In this Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
The Sociological Perspective
Discovering Sociology
Doing Sociology
The Social Framework
Culture and Society
Socialization
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Social Differentiation and Inequality
Social Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Conformity
Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System
Global Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Age and the Elderly
Social Institutions
Families
Education
Religion
Politics and War
The Economy and Work
Health and Medicine
Social Change
Population, Urbanization, and Ecology
Social Change, Collective Behavior, and the Future
Comprehensive Table of Contents
The Sociological Perspective
Discovering Sociology
What Is Sociology?
Sociology and Critical Thinking
Technomedia in Focus
The Development of Sociology
Contemporary Sociology
Looking to the Future: Sociology Today and Tomorrow
Doing Sociology
Globalization, Diversity, and Types of Knowledge
Sociology and Scientific Knowledge
Types of Research and Research Designs
The Relationship between Theory and Methods
Social Research and the Media
The Technomedia and Research
Looking to the Future: Social Research Today and Tomorrow
The Social Framework
Culture and Society
What Is Society?
Types of Societies
Technomedia and Postindustrial Societies
What Is Culture?
Components of Culture
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Globalization and Cultural Diversity
Sociological Approaches to Society and Culture
Looking to the Future: Society and Culture Today and Tomorrow
Socialization
The Socialization Process
Major Agents of Socialization: A Global View
The Mass Media and Technomedia
Socialization and the Life Course
Desocialization and Resocialization
Understanding Socialization: A Comparative Analysis
Looking to the Future: Socialization Today and Tomorrow
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Social Structure
Social Interaction
Social Interaction, Mass Media, and the Technomedia
Sociological Approaches to Interaction in Everyday Life
Looking to the Future: Social Interaction Today and Tomorrow
Social Differentiation and Inequality
Social Groups and Organizations
Social Groups
Formal Organizations
Bureaucracies
Media Organizations and Change
Technomedia, Globalization, and Social Diversity
Looking to the Future: Groups and Organizations Today and Tomorrow
Deviance and Conformity
Defining Deviance and Conformity: A Global View
Popular Explanations for Deviance
Sociological Analysis of Deviance and Conformity
Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control
Technomedia: Social Control or Out of Control?
Looking to the Future: Deviance and Conformity Today and Tomorrow
Social Stratification and the U.S. Class System
Understanding Social Stratification
Systems of Stratification
Determining Social Class Ranking
Social Classes in the United States
Poverty: Media Images and Reality
Social Class in the United States: Myth and Reality
Perspectives on Social Stratification
Looking to the Future: The U.S. Class System Today and Tomorrow
Global Stratification
Globalization and Economic Development
Global Stratification and Quality of Life
Explaining Global Stratification
Transnational Corporations: The Making of New �Haves� and �Have-Nots�
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Age and the Elderly
Social Institutions
Families
Education
Religion
Politics and War
The Economy and Work
Health and Medicine
Social Change
Population, Urbanization, and Ecology
Social Change, Collective Behavior, and the Future

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