Sociology Concepts and Characteristics

ISBN-10: 0534578616
ISBN-13: 9780534578619
Edition: 11th 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Judson R. Landis
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Description: Landis' applied approach combines readings, commentary, and core concepts. Adopters are satisfied with the lighter, core format of the text. The readings are diverse and deal with contemporary issues, thus increasing relevancy to students. The text  More...

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List price: $148.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Landis' applied approach combines readings, commentary, and core concepts. Adopters are satisfied with the lighter, core format of the text. The readings are diverse and deal with contemporary issues, thus increasing relevancy to students. The text is a smooth read for the 2-year college student, not too condescending, and not too complicated.

Introduction: Knowledge, Science, and Sociology
Knowledge
Science
Types of Science
Social Science
Sociology
Sociological Theories
Functional Analysis
Conflict Theory
Symbolic Interaction
Research Methods in Sociology
Three Research Techniques
Problems in Social Science Investigation
Ethics
Is It Only Common Sense?
Summary
Terms for Study
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The Research Process--Race, Drugs, and Criminal Sentencing
Notes
Socialization and Culture
Socialization and Self
Socialization: A Social Process
Gender Socialization
Primary and Secondary Socialization
Resocialization and Anticipatory Socialization
Self and Personality
The Importance of Language
Definition of the Situation
Debates and Issues in Socialization
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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The Story of My Life
Mascot
Cipher in the Snow
Born to Raise Hell?
Notes
Norms, Roles, Culture, Society
The Meaning of Culture
Norms
Types of Norms
Norm Conflict and Change
Cultural Diversity
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Subculture and Counterculture
Multiculturalism
Culture and Personality
Society and Social Structure
Status and Role
Achieved and Ascribed Status
Role Strain and Role Conflict
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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The Cocaine Kids
One Hundred Percent American
Notes
Social Organization
Groups
Why Study Groups?
Groups and Nongroups
Types of Groups
Primary and Secondary Groups
Small Groups
Formal Organizations
Types of Organizations
Formal Organizations--Consequences and Concerns
"The Organization Man"
"McDonaldization"
Can Formal Organizations Change?
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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Crazy for God
The Electronic Sweatshop
Notes
Social Inequality: Social Class
Social Stratification
Stratification Systems
Parallel Stratification Systems
Socioeconomic Status and Social Class
Wealth
Power
Prestige
How Many Social Classes?
Determining Social Class
Social Class and Behavior
Social Mobility
Poverty and Welfare
The Welfare System
World Poverty
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It
The Equality Dilemma
Pro-Life Versus Pro-Choice Women--A Study in Class Contrasts
Notes
Social Inequality: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Age
Minority Status
Race and Ethnicity
Prejudice and Discrimination
Blacks and African Americans
Jobs, Income, Unemployment
Housing
Education
Voting and Elected Officials
Native Americans
Hispanic Americans
Jews
Asian Americans
Gender
Socialization and Gender Roles
Consequences of Gender-Role Typing
The Elderly
Patterns of Interaction
Minority-Group Reactions
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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Just Walk on By
The Jeweler's Dilemma
Exiled in Guyville
Wounded Knee
Dangerous Crossing
Notes
Institutions: Family
Family
Structural Variabilities: How Do Family Structures Differ?
Functional Uniformities: How Are Families Alike?
The Family: Contrast and Change
The Family in China
The Family in America
Later Marriage
Staying Single and Living Alone
Other Living Arrangements
Divorce
Census Bureau Facts About Marriage and Divorce in the 1990s
Family Problems: The Conflict Approach
The Family of the Future
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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They Get By with a Lot of Help from Their Kyoiku Mamas
The Little Emperors, Part 1
Family and Peer Group in Northton
Notes
Institutions: Religion
Religion: The Functional Approach
Religious Organizations
Religion in America
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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The Holy Ghost People
The Lure of the Cult
Notes
Institutions: Economic and Political
Economic Institutions
Capitalism
Socialism
Economic Change and the American Economy
Political Institutions
Distribution of Power
The Pluralistic Model
The Elite Model
The Class Model
Political Systems and American Politics
The Political Economy: Separate Institutions?
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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In Search of the Real Bill Gates
Notes
Institutions: Education
Education and Schooling Defined
The Functional Approach to Education
The Conflict Approach to Education
Education in America
Is Change Coming in Education?
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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My Exotic Tribe: Children in a School Hallway
Notes
Population and Ecology
Population
Fertility
Mortality
Migration
Other Population Measures
Human Ecology and the City
Patterns in the United States
World Patterns
Population and Ecology: Problem Aspects
A Population Bomb?
Other Ecological Problems
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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Downsizing Cities
The Little Emperors, Part 2
Notes
Social Change and Social Deviance
Social Change and Social Disorganization
Factors Related to Social Change
Rates of Change and Planned Change
Theories of Social Change
Cyclic Theories
Evolutionary Theories
Functional Theories
Conflict Theories
Neoevolutionary Theories
Social Change and the Future: Two Viewpoints
Social Disorganization
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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Bushmen
Everything in Its Path
Notes
Collective Behavior
Crowds
Audiences, Mobs, and Riots
Panic and Mass Hysteria
Rumors
Fads, Crazes, and Fashions
Disasters
Publics, Public Opinion, and Propaganda
Social Movements
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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Maycomb Jail
Looking for Justice in L.A.
Notes
Deviance and Social Control
Defining Deviance
Biological Explanations
Psychological Explanations
Sociological Explanations
Three Theories
Labeling Theory
Primary and Secondary Deviance
Deviant Behavior in Perspective
Categories of Deviance
Deviant Behavior and Criminal Behavior
Social Control
Theory and Research: A Review
Summary
Terms for Study
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California Prisons as Geriatric Wards
Harsh Brand of Justice in Belfast
Notes
Sociology: Another Perspective
A Sociological Perspective
Sociological Perspectives of Sociology
Sociologists--What Are They and What Do They Do?
Sociology and You
Terms for Study
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Notes
Glossary
References for Author Biographies
Index

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