Our Social World

ISBN-10: 1483368610
ISBN-13: 9781483368610
Edition: 4th 2016
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Description: Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology, Condensed 4th edition, inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis.  More...

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List price: $84.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology, Condensed 4th edition, inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. Adapted from Our Social World, Fifth Edition, by the same author team, the Condensed version contains all of the signature features of that popular text in a more streamlined format. For the 4th edition, Kathleen Korgen joins Jeanne Ballantine and Keith Roberts as a co-author.

Jeanne H. Ballantine is professor of sociology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She received an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from Indiana University, with a specialty in sociology of education. She has been teaching and writing for more than 30 years and has written or coauthored several texts, including Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis, Teaching Sociology of Education, Sociological Footprints, and Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology. She has also published in other areas, including gender and teaching of sociology, and has been an active member of sociology of education organizations, including the ASA Section on Sociology of Education, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Sociology of Education. She has won numerous awards, including the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

Keith Roberts, Professor of Sociology at Hanover College, has not only won teaching awards, but has been honored by several sociological associations for "Distinguished Contributions to Teaching"--including the ASA's 2010 Award He has published on teaching and conducted workshops around the country. He is a member of the Departmental Resources Group of the ASA, which among other activities involves consulting work with departments of sociology on curriculum and on teaching issues. He is the co-author of Religion in Sociological Perspective, Fifth Edition (SAGE, �2012), Our Social World (SAGE, �2011) and Our Social World Condensed (SAGE, �2010), and a monograph on Writing in the Undergraduate Sociology Curriculum. He is active in the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning, and for the past 21 years has organized and lead workshops for high school sociology teachers. Keith has taught a rather wide range of sociology courses at a two-year campus, at a Research 1 University, and more recently at a very competitive small liberal arts college.

Kathleen Odell Korgen, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity. Dr. Korgenrsquo;s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999). Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.

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