Sociology Making Sense of the Social World

ISBN-10: 0205395910

ISBN-13: 9780205395910

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

List price: $129.40
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Key Topic: This brief introduction to sociology featuresintegrated coverage of social stratification and inequality; the application of social change theory and examination of individuals and organizations who work for social change; and the inclusion of feminism as one of the major sociological paradigms. Key Benefit: This book draws heavily on social change theory, to show how society can be viewed through the process of individual (agency), collective (social movements), structural, historical, and global change.
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List price: $129.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

An Introduction to Sociology
Agent of Change: Rahul Raj
The Sociological Imagination
The Development of Sociology
Social Action, Social Policy, and Social Change
Sociology for the Twenty-First Century
Thinking and Working Sociologically
Agent of Change: Robert D. Bullard
The Link between Theory and Research
Thinking Sociologically: Theoretical Paradigms
Doing Sociology: The Research Process
Analyzing the Data and Drawing Conclusions
Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Scientific Research
The Politics of Doing Sociology
Scientific Research in the Twenty-First Century
Social Change, Collective Behavior, and Social Action
Agent of Change: Free Burma Coalition Understanding Social Change
Collective Behavior, Social Action, and Social Change
Social Movements
Resistance to Social Change
Predicting Social Change in the Twenty-First Century
The Dynamics of Social Behavior: Human Cultures
Agent of Change: Ngugi wa Thiongrsquo;o
What Is Culture?
Components of Culture
Understanding Other Cultures
Diversity within Cultures
Multiculturalism versus Cultural Hegemony
Understanding Culture: Theoretical Perspectives of Culture
Cultural Trends in the Twenty-First Century
Social Structure, Groups, and Organizations
Agent of Change: Amnesty International
Understanding Social Structure
Social Groups
Formal Organizations
Social Institutions
Structural Trends in the Twenty-First Century
Socialization: The Process of Becoming Human
Agent of Change: Rob Carmona, Executive Director of STRIVE. The Meaning of Socialization
Understanding the Process of Socialization
Agents of Socialization
The Impact of Race, Class, and Gender on Socialization
Socialization through the Life Course
Desocialization, Resocialization, and Total Institutions
Socialization Issues in the Twenty-First Century
Societies and Human Sexualities
Agents of Change:The Exotic Dancers Union
The Sociology of Human Sexuality
Human Sexuality across Time
Sociological Theories on Human Sexuality
The Social Construction of Human Sexuality
Sexual Identities
The Exercise of Power through Coercive Sexuality
Sexual Responsibility
The Look of Human Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century
Agent of Change: Professor David Protess and Student Volunteers at Northwestern Universityrsquo;s Medill School of Journalism
Understanding Deviance
The Range and Variability of Deviance
Forms of Deviance
Becoming Deviant: Theoretical Perspectives
Deviance and Social Control in the Twenty-First Century
Social Stratification: The Structure of Inequalities
Agent of Change: Maeza Ashenafi and Sara Longwe
The Study of Social Stratification: Defining Concepts
Variations in Systems of Stratification and Inequality
Theoretical Perspectives on Socioeconomic Stratification
Socioeconomic Stratification and Inequality in the United States
A Closer Look at Social Class in the United States
Stratification and Inequality beyond the United States
Inequality in the Twenty-First Century
Race, Ethnicity, and Structured Inequalities
Agent of Change: Race, Ethnicity, and the Sociological Imagination
Racism as Ideology: Creating Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups
Theories of Race and Ethnic Inequality
Historical Patterns of Race and Ethnic Relations
The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
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