Applied Sociology Terms, Topics, Tools, and Tasks

ISBN-10: 0495006874
ISBN-13: 9780495006879
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This concise, user-friendly book by award-winning sociology professor Stephen F. Steele of Anne Arundel Community College and Jammie Price of the University of North Carolina Wilmington addresses a common question many introductory sociology  More...

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This concise, user-friendly book by award-winning sociology professor Stephen F. Steele of Anne Arundel Community College and Jammie Price of the University of North Carolina Wilmington addresses a common question many introductory sociology students: "What can I do with sociology?" The book introduces students to sociology as an active and relevant way to understand human social interaction by offering a clear, direct linkage between sociology and its practical use. It focuses on the core concepts in sociology (terms and topics), contemporary and practical skills used by sociologists to investigate these concepts (tools), and then provides concrete exercises for learning and applying these skills (tasks). The book also includes brief sections on using sociology to make a difference in the community and on developing a career in sociology. Applied sociology is an ideal supplement to traditional sociology texts to add an applied component to your course.

Jammie Price is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is also the Coordinator of the Applied Sociology Internship program there. She received her Masters at East Carolina University and her Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. She has taught at East Carolina University and North Carolina State, and she has published a monograph, "Navigating Differences: Friendships between Gay and Straight Men" (Haworth Press, 1999).

Preface
How Can I Use Sociology?
Model, Measure, and Make Sense
Culture and Structure
Groups and Organizations
Deviance
Diversity and Inequality
Economy and Work
Marriage and Family
Education
Religion
Health
Power, Politics, and Authority
Population and Human Ecology
Social Change and Trends
Futuring
Building a Career with Sociology
Making a Difference with Sociology

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