Empirical Approaches to Sociology A Collection of Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0205628095

ISBN-13: 9780205628094

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Gregg Lee Carter
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Book details

List price: $128.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Preface
About the Editor
A Primer on Critical Reading
A Primer on Reading and Thinking Critically About Social Problems
The Problem Of Social Order
Social Order And Control Via Close Social Ties: The Example Of Suicide
Social Order And Control Via Force: The Example Of The Expropriation Of The English Agricultural Population From The Land
Contemporary
Replicating Suicide in America: Durkheim's 1897 Theory
Diversity Fosts Social Isolation
Issues in Sociological Research
Attitude Vs. Actions: The Pitfalls Of Quantitative "Survey" Research
The Mental Hospital from the Patient's Point Of View: The Pitfalls of Participant-Observation Research
Contemporary
The Idea of Contextual Effects
Cultural Explanations of Human Behavior
Ethnocentrism
India's Sacred Cow
Contemporary
Reducing Ethnocentrism through Intergroup Contact: Summarizing Results From a Meta-analystic Review
Society
The Small-World Problem: The Myth of Mass Society
The Small World Problem Revisited
HIV/AIDS as a Societal Problem: The Fourth Decade
The Restructuring of the Health Care System and Its Broad Implications for the United States
Socialization
Social Class and Parental Values Emphasized in Childrearing
Contemporary
Social Class and Childrearing
Groups
Opinions and Group Pressure
Social Support as a Moderator Of Life Stress
Contemporary
Social Groups and Psychological Distress
Single-Parent Families, Blended Families, and the Academic Achievement of Adolescents
Interaction
Obedience to Authority
Interaction: The Work Women Do
Contemporary
The Milgram Paradign after 35 Years: Some Things We Now Know About Obedience to Authority
The Strength of Internet Ties
Sex, Power, and Communication
Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
Control Theory and Juvenile Delinquency
On Being Sane In Insane Places
Contemporary
Trajectories of Change in Criminal Offending: Good Marriages and the Resistance Process
Understanding Why Crime Rates Fall: The Example of the 1990s
Inequality
Up and Down Opportunity's Ladder
Contemporary
Social Class and Voting in the United States: A Historical and Cross-national Analysis
Race and Ethnicity
Black Ghettoization and Social Mobility
Contemporary
When Whites Flock Together: The Social Psychology of White Habitus
Do Single Sex Schools Improve the Education of Low-Income and Minority Students?
Gender
Gender Roles and Identification: A Product of Socialization and Genetics
Contemporary
Socialization and the Production of Gender Inequality: The Influences of Family, School, Peers, and the Media
Social Change and Social Conflict
The Success of the Unruly
Experiments in Group Conflict
Contemporary
A Cross-Cultural Theory of Political Conflict and Violence
The Social Logic of Suicide Terrorism: Occupational and Religious Roots
The Sometimes Benign, but Sometimes Negative Impacts of Immigrant Workers on Native Born Workers
Index
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