Sociology: The Core

ISBN-10: 0078026768

ISBN-13: 9780078026768

Edition: 11th 2012

Authors: Michael Hughes, Carolyn Kroehler

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Highly respected for its scholarship and straightforward approach, this text covers core sociological concepts with a brief and accessible presentation at an affordable price. In the eleventh edition, Sociology once again comes alive as a vital and exciting field to relate sociological principles to real-world circumstances.
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List price: $84.50
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

List of Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgments
Developing a Sociological Consciousness
The Sociological Perspective
New Levels of Reality
The Sociological Imagination
Microsociology and Macrosociology
The Development of Sociology
Auguste Comte: The Founder of Sociology
Harriet Martineau: Feminist and Methodologist
Herbert Spencer: Social Darwinism
Karl Marx: The Role of Class Conflict
�mile Durkheim: Social Integration and Social Facts
Max Weber: Subjectivity and Social Organization
American Sociology
Contemporary Sociology
Theoretical Perspectives
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
Using the Three Perspectives
Conducting Research
The Logic of Science
Methods of Data Collection
Steps in the Scientific Method: A Close-Up Look
Research Ethics
Social Inequalities: Tally's Comer in the list Century
Doing Social Research: Twitter, Google, Wikipedia, Mechanical Turk, and Sociology
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Developing a Sociological Consciousness
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Culture and Social Structure
Components of Culture
Norms
Values
Symbols and Language
Cultural Unity and Diversity
Cultural Universals
Cultural Integration
Ethnocentrism
Cultural Relativism
Subcultures and Countercultures
Social Structure
Statuses
Roles
Groups
Institutions
Societies
Doing Social Research: Is Culture Unique to Humans?
Sociology around the World: Is Today Tuesday? That Depends on Culture
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Culture and Social Structure
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Socialization
Foundations for Socialization
Nature and Nurture
Theories of Socialization
Agents of Socialization
Social Communication
Definition of the Situation
The Self and Socialization
Charles Horton Cooley: The Looking-Glass Self
George Herbert Mead: The Generalized Other
Erving Goffman: Impression Management
Socialization Across the Life Course
Childhood
Adolescence
Young Adulthood
Middle Adulthood
Later Adulthood
Death
Doing Social Research: Does High School Identity Affect Your Adult Life?
Sociology around the World: What Makes You an Adult?
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Socialization
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Group Relationships
Primary Groups and Secondary Groups
In-Groups and Out-Groups
Reference Groups
Group Dynamics
Group Size
Leadership
Social Loafing
Social Dilemmas
Groupthink
Conformity
Formal Organizations
Types of Formal Organization
Bureaucracy: A Functional Approach to Organizations
Characteristics of Bureaucracies
Problems of Bureaucracy
Conflict and Interactionist Perspectives
The Sociology of Work
The Significance of Work
Changes in the Work Experience
Satisfaction and Alienation in Work
Humanizing Bureaucracies
Social Inequalities: What Does Bias Come From? Sometimes, Almost Nothing
Students Doing Sociology: Compete or Cooperate? The Prisoner's Dilemma
Doing Social Research: Reality TV and Conformity: The Experiment
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Deviance and Crime
The Nature of Deviance
Social Properties of Deviance
Social Control and Deviance
Theories of Deviance
Anomie Theory
Cultural Transmission Theory
Conflict Theory
Labeling Theory
Control Theory
Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Forms of Crime
Drugs and Crime
Race and Crime
Women and Crime
The Criminal Justice System
Students Doing Sociology: Spit, Saliva, and the Social Construction of Deviance
Doing Social Research: Drink 'Til You're Sick: What Explains College Binge Drinking?
Social Inequalities: Being Black Brings Extra Punishment for Crime
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Deviance and Crime
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Social Stratification
Patterns of Social Stratification
Open and Closed Systems
Dimensions of Stratification
Social Stratification Among Societies
The American Class System
Is There Inequality in American Society?
Identifying Social Classes
The Significance of Social Class
Poverty in the United States
Social Mobility
Forms of Social Mobility
Social Mobility and Status Attainment
What Is Happening to the American Dream?
Explanations of Social Stratification
The Functionalist Theory of Stratification
The Conflict Theory of Stratification
A Synthesis of Perspectives
Sociology around the World: Is Race the Basis for an American Caste System?
Doing Social Research: Income Inequality within Societies: A Look around the World
Social Inequalities: Why Do Doctors Deliver Babies?
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Social Stratification
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Racial and Ethnic Stratification
Races
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice
Discrimination
Institutional Discrimination
Patterns of Intergroup Relations: Assimilation and Pluralism
Assimilation
Pluralism
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Hispanics/Latinos
African Americans
American Indians and Alaskan Natives
Asian Americans
White Ethnics
Sociological Perspectives on Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
The Future of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations
Doing Social Research: Teasing Out Prejudiced Beliefs
Social Inequalities: Affirmative Action Affirmed by High Court
Sociology around tire World: Model Minorities-Does Class or Do Values Spell Success?
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Gender Inequality
Gender Stratification
Sexism and Patriarchy
Gender Inequality around the World
Gender Inequality in the United States
Sources of Gender Differences
Gender and Biology
Gender and Culture
Gender Identities
Sociological Perspectives on Gender Stratification
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
The Feminist Perspective
Social Inequalities: For Gender Equality, It Matters Where You Live
Doing Social Research: How Many People Get Raped?
Students Doing Sociology: Gender Expectations: 'Cigars, Tupperware, and Condoms
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Gender Inequality
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Political and Economic Power
Power, Authority, and the State
The State
Sociological Perspectives on the State
Legitimacy and Authority
Political Power
Types of Government
Political Power in the United States
Models of Power in the United States
Economic Power
Comparative Economic Systems
The Power of Corporations
The Power of National Corporations
The Power of Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy
The Control of Corporations
Social Inequalities: What Oppression Teaches-The Long Reach of Disenfranchisement
Doing Social Research: Stealth Democracy
What' Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Political and Economic Power
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
The Family
Structure of the Family: A Global View
Forms of the Family
Forms of Marriage
Patterns of Courtship
Marriage and the Family in the United States
Marriage
Parenthood
Mothers in the Labor Force
Stepfamilies
Singlehood
Single Parenthood
Cohabitation
Gay and Lesbian Couples
Challenges for American Families and Society
Family Violence, Child Abuse, and Incest
Child Care
Divorce
The Elderly
Sociological Perspectives on the Family
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
Sociology around the World: A Wide Variety in Family Values
Social Inequalities: Family Backgrounds and Unequal Childhoods
Doing Social Research: Racial Diversity within Families
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: The Family
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Religion, Education, and Medicine
Religion
What Is Religion?
A Global View: Varieties of Religious Behavior
Religious Organizations
Religion and Secular Change: The Protestant Ethic
Religion in Contemporary U.S. Life
State-Church Issues
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Education
The Bureaucratic Structure of Schools
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
The Effectiveness of Schools
Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools
The Availability of Higher Education
Medicine
Health Care in the United States
Alternatives to U.S. Health Care: A Global Perspective
U.S. Health Care Reform
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Religion, Education, and Medicine
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Population and Environment
Population
Elements in Population Change
Population Composition
Malthus and Marx: Two Views of Population Growth
Demographic Transition
Population Policies
The Urban Environment
The Origin and Evolution of Cities
Patterns of City Growth
Ecological Processes: Segregation and Gentrification
New Cities, Old Cities
The Rise of "Edge" Cities
The Ecological Environment
The Health of the Earth
Sociological Perspectives on the Environment
Sustainability
Doing Social Research: Is Development the Best Contraceptive?
Sociology around the World: Toxic Trash? Ship It to Another Country
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Population and Environment
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
Social Change
A World of Change
Sources of Social Change
Perspectives on Social Change
Social Change in the United States
Social Change in Developing Nations
Collective Behavior
Varieties of Collective Behavior
Preconditions for Collective Behavior
Explanations of Crowd Behavior
Social Movements
Causes of Social Movements
Types of Social Movements
Social Revolution
Terrorism
Looking to the Future
Doing Social Research: Facebook Users: Socially Engaged, or Socially Isolated?
Social Inequalities: When Will Same-Sex Marriages Become "the Norm"?
What Can Sociology Do for You?
The Chapter in Brief: Social Change
Glossary
Review Questions
Internet Connection
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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