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Sociology Now The Essentials (with MySocLab with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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ISBN-10: 0205777074

ISBN-13: 9780205777075

Edition: 2010

Authors: Michael S. Kimmel, Amy Beth Aronson

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Sociology Now reflects the discipline today and explores the big questions about multiculturalism and globalization that sociologists ask. Sociology has always offered a way to make sense of the complex and sometimes contradictory forces that shape our social lives in any era. AsSociology Now explains sociology as both a body of knowledge and a "way of seeing," it shows how two such forces in particular have come to preoccupy sociologists and influence the way they look at the events and experiences of the early twenty first century: The first isglobalization--the economic, political, cultural, and social interconnections among people and institutions all over the world. The second…    
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List price: $111.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Michael S. Kimmelis a Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook.nbsp; He is the author ofGuyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men(HarperCollins, 2008) which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and featured on over one hundred radio and newspaper and blog reviews.nbsp; His other books includeChanging Men(1987),Menrsquo;s Lives(8 th edition, 2009)Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990(1992),The Politics of Manhood(1996),Manhood: A Cultural History(1996, 10 th anniversary second edition, 2006), andThe Gendered Society(3 rd edition, 2008).nbsp; He co-editedThe Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities(2004) andHandbook of Studies on Men and…    

Brief Table of Contents
What Is Sociology?
Culture and Society
Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations
How Do We Know What We Know? the Methods of the Sociologist
Deviance and Crime
Stratification and Social Class
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Age and Sexuality
The Family
Economy and Work
Politics and Media
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
Comprehensive Table of Contents
What is Sociology?
Sociology as a Way of Seeing
Doing Sociology
Where Did Sociology Come From?
Contemporary Sociology
Sociology in the 21st Century, Sociology and You
Culture and Society
Elements of Culture
Cultural Expressions
Culture in the 21st Century
Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations
Society: Putting Things in Context
The Social Construction of Reality
Elements of Social Structure
Social Networks
Groups 'R' Us: Groups and Interactions in the 21st Century
How do we Know What We Know? the Methods of the Sociologist
Why Sociological Methods Matter
Doing Sociological Research
Types of Sociological Research Methods
Social Science and the Problem of "Truth"
Issues in Conducting Research
Social Science Methods in the 21st Century: Emergent Methodologies
Socialization and Biology
Socialization in Action
Models of Socialization
Anticipatory Socialization
Agents of Socialization
Socialization and the Life Course
Gender Socialization
Socialization in the 21st Century
Deviance and Crime
What Is Deviance?
Conformity and Social Control
Deviance and Social Coherence
Deviance and Crime
Types of Crimes
Crime in the United States
The Criminal Justice System
Globalization and Crime
Deviance and Crime in the 21st Century
Stratification and Social Class
What Is Social Stratification?
Social Class
Poverty in the United States and Abroad
Social Mobility
Global Inequality
Class Identity and Class Inequality in the 21st Century
Race and Ethnicity
Distinguishing between Race and Ethnicity
The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination
Ethnic Groups in the United States
Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century
Sex and Gender
Sex and Gender: Nature and Nurture
The Biology of Sex and Gender
Exploring Cross-Cultural Variations of Sex and Gender
Becoming Gendered: Learning Gender Identity
Gendered Institutions
Gender Inequality on a Global and Local Scale
Gender Inequality in the United States
The Politics of Gender
Gender Inequality in the 21st Century
Age and Sexuality
Age and Identity
Age and Inequality
Youth and Inequality
Getting Older and Getting Better? Youth and Age
Studying Sexuality: Bodies, Behaviors, and Identities
American Sexual Behavior and Identities
Sexual Inequality
Age and Sexuality in the 21st Century
The Family
The Family Tree
Family and Ethnicity
Forming Families
Delayed Marriage
Staying Single
Explanations of Nonmarital Choices
Family Transitions
Violence in Families
The Family in the 21st Century: "The Same as It Ever Was"
Economy and Work
Theories of the Economy
Economic Development
Economic Systems
The American Economy
Work, Identity, and Inequality
Diversity in the Workplace
Work and Economy in the 21st Century
Politics and Media
Politics: Power and Authority
Political Systems
The Political System of the United States
Political Change
Everyday Politics
What Are the Mass Media
Media Production and Consumption
Globalization of the Media
Politics and Media in the 21st Century
The Sociology of Education
Education and Globalization
Education and Inequality
The Sociology of Higher Education
Education, Inc
Education in the 21st Century
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
The Human Environment
Population Growth
The Urban Environment
Sociology and the City
The Natural Environment
Environments in the 21st Century