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Spirit of Sociology

ISBN-10: 0205762883

ISBN-13: 9780205762880

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Ron Matson

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This eclectic reader introduces students to sociology's diversity as a science and profession. The book includes 3 readings for each of the 15 major topic areas - A quantitative or theoretical reading - A qualitative or interpretative reading - A reading that shows how sociology is applied and practical in the real world The author, an award-winning teacher, introduces each reading and provides thought-provoking questions for each topic.
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Book details

List price: $59.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
The Sociological Perspective
Introduction to the Discipline
Sociology as a Science
The Organization of Society
Culture
Socialization
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Social Groups
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Social Inequalities
Social Class
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Social Institutions
Family
Education and Religion
Politics and the Economy
Social Change in a Modern World
Population and Ecology
Technology and Globalization
Comprehensive Table of Contents
is new to this edition
The Sociological Perspective
Introduction to the Discipline
Invitation to Sociology
The Sociological Imagination
Careers in Sociology
Sociology as a Science
Introduction to Sociological Theory
Tell Them Who I Am: the Lives of Homeless Women
Internet Research Ethics
The Organization of Society
Culture
Body Ritual among the Nacerima
College Culture, Hooking Up, and Women
Sociology and the Gene: Revisiting Culture
Socialization
A Note on Extreme Isolation
Growing Up Fast is Hard to Do
Black Adolescents' Racial Socialization Experiences
Social Structure and Social Interaction
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Saints and the Roughnecks
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Social Groups
The Amish
Size Six: the Western Woman's Harem
Alcohol Consumption, Strength of Religious Beliefs, and Risky Sexual Behavior in College Students
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Being Sane in Insane Places
Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture
Buckle Bunnies: Groupies of the Rodeo Circuit
Social Inequalities
Social Class
The Culture of the New Capitalism
Unmarried with Children
Wal-Mart and County-Wide Poverty
Race and Ethnicity
Structured Inequality in the U.S
Maid in L.A
Undoing Racism in America: Help From a Black Church
Gender
The Global Subordination of Women
Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: the Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching"
Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects
Social Institutions
Family
Inequality Starts at Home
Relationship Quality Dynamics of Cohabiting Unions
Peer Marriage: How Love between Equals Really Works
Education and Religion
The Meaning of Meanness: Popularity, Competition, and Conflict among Junior High School Girls
Bad Boys: Public Schools and Black Masculinity
Being Muslim, Being American after 9/11
Politics and the Economy
The Power Elite
Somebodies and Nobodies: the Abuse of Rank
The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Social Change in a Modern World
Population and Ecology
Katrina: the Perfect Wilding Storm
The Social Ecology of Skid Row
Pollution
Technology and Globalization
The McDonaldization of Society
The Virtual World as Life: Coming to a Screen Near You
The Global Crisis in Health