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Sociology for a New Century

ISBN-10: 0803990820
ISBN-13: 9780803990821
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.13" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Bringing together the best of current scholarship in a text which takes a comparative, historical and global view of our dramatically changing world.

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014).

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Preface
A Global View of Society. How Can Sociology Help Us Understanding Global Trends
The Interconnected World
Sociology's Contribution to Understanding Global Issues
A Global Perspective
The Book's Themes: Global Trends
A Look Forward
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Topical Essay. My Personal Journey to a Global Perspective
Sociology and Society. How Does Sociological Theory Help Us Interpret the World
The Origins of Sociology
The Sociological Perspective
The Continuing Relevance of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Topical Essay. The Globalization of Taste
Sociology and Science. How Do Sociologists Investigate Questions about Society?
Using Science to Examine a Social Problem: Is American Society Disintegrating?
Approaching the Problem: The Scientific Method
Gathering Data
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Culture and Society. Can Local Culture Coexist with Global Culture?
A Sociological Perspective on Culture
Culture and Community
Elements of Culture
The Construction of Culture
Culture Change
The Globalization of Culture
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Topical Essay. How Culture Shapes Schooling
Topical Essay. Loal Gods and Universal Faiths
Inequality. Are the Rich Getting Richer and the Poor Getting Poorer?
Sociological Perspective on Inequality
The Evolution of Inequality
Increasing Inequality in the United States
Inequality around the Globe
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Assimilation and Pluralism. Will Racial and Ethnic Groups Persist?
Global Species Consolidation: Analyzing Race and Ethnicity
Social Relations in a Differentiated World
Contact Situations: Conquest and Colonization
Contact Situations: Immigration
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Gender. How Is Globalization Affecting Inequalities between Women and Men?
Sociological Perspectives on Gender Relations
Gender Inequality Today: A Global Concern
Gender in Comparative Perspective
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Topical Essay. Sex as a Global Commodity
Families. What Is Happening to Families in a Changing World?
A Sociological Approach to the Family
Recent Trends in Family Life
The Causes of Family Change
The Conseuquences of Family Change
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Crime and Punishment. Can Crime be Controlled?
Defining and Measuring Crime
Theorizing about the Causes of Crime
Controlling Crime
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Economics and Politics. Does Democracy Have a Future?
The Rise of the Modern State
Globalization and the State, Yesterday and Today
Challenges to the Economic and Political Status Quo
Threatened Democracy
Attempts by States (and Their Citizens) to Control Globalization
Conclusion
Key Concepts
Active Learning
Topical Essa. Activists Crusade against Sweatshops
At Issue: Sociology Examines A New Century
The Changing Face of War
Yugoslavia, 1990s: Lessons Unlearned
Voices of War
The Responsibility to Stop Someone Else's War
The Limitations of Peacekeeping
Five Recommendations for Ending War
Thinking about the Topic of War
The Future of Work
Workplace Change and Your Labor Market Prospects
The Social Consequences of the Changing Workplace
The Hopes and Fears of the New Workplace
Thinking about the Topic of Work
Can the World Develop and Sustain Its Environment?
We Consuming Humans
Owning Up to What We Own
The Sociology of Environmental Inaction
The Social Organization of Consumption
Social Power and the Social Organization of Consumption
Virtual Environmentalism and the Social Reorganization of Consumption
Thinking about the Topic of Sustainable Development
How Many People Is Too Many People?
How Does Population Grow?
How Many People Can Earth Support?
Can We Slow Population Growth?
A Reality Check
Thinking about the Topic of Population Growth
The Global Healthcare Challenge
The Grim Reality of Healthcare in Lower-Income Countries
The Great Divide: Haves versus Have-nots
The Healthcare Challenge of the Twenty-First Century
Thinking about the Topic of Healthcare
Creating Positive Social Change
What Solutions Does Sociology Suggest?
What Can Individuals Do?
Thinking about the Topic of Positive Social Change
Authors and Contributors
References
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index
Appendix: A Sociologist's Atlas

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