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ISBN-10: 0205777082

ISBN-13: 9780205777082

Edition: 2010

Authors: Michael S. Kimmel, Amy Beth Aronson

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List price: $151.60
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/26/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
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: From Young to Old
The Family
Economy and Work
Politics and Government
Religion and Science
The Body and Society: Health and Illness
Mass Media
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
Comprehensive Table of Contents
What is Sociology?
Sociology: A Way of Seeing
Beyond Either/Or: Seeing Sociologically
Making Connections: Sociological Dynamics
Sociological Understanding
Doing Sociology
Sociology and Science
Sociology and the Other Social Sciences
Getting Beyond "Common Sense"
Where Did Sociology Come From?
Before "Sociology"
The Invention of Sociology
Classical Sociological Thinkers
American Sociological Thinkers
The "Other" Canon
Contemporary Sociology
Symbolic Interactionism and the Sociology of the Self
Structural Functionalism and Social Order
Conflict Theories: An Alternative Paradigm
New Issues, New Lenses
Globalization and Multiculturalism: Interrelated Forces
Modernism, Post-Modernism, and "Pre-Modernism"
Sociology and the Future, Sociology and You
Culture and Society
Cultural Diversity
Subcultures and Countercultures
Elements of Culture
Material Culture
Dimensions of Culture
Universal and Local
High Culture and Popular Culture
The Globalization of Popular Culture
Culture as a Tool Kit
Core Elements of Culture: Norms and Values
Folkways, Mores, and Laws
Changing and Contradictory Values
What Are American Values?
Cultural Change
The Future of Culture
Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations
The Social Construction of Reality
Cooley and the Looking-Glass Self
Goffman and the "Dramaturgical" Self
Nonverbal Communication
Verbal Communication
Patterns of Social Interaction
Elements of Social Structure
Groups and Identity
Types of Groups
Social Networks
Globalization and Networks: Connection and Isolation
Dynamics of Groups
Types of Organizations
The "Gender" of Organizations
Problems with Bureaucracy
The "Iron Cage" of Bureaucracy
How Do We Know What we Know? the Methods of the Sociologist
Sociology as a Social Science
Why Sociological Methods Matter
Sociology and the Scientific Method
The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide
Doing Sociological Research
Types of Sociological Research Methods
Observational Methods
Analysis of Quantitative Data
Content Analysis
Making the Right Comparisons
Social Science and the Problem of "Truth"
Issues in Conducting Research
Remain Objective and Avoid Bias
Avoid Overstating Results
Maintain Professional Ethics
Emergent Methodologies
Socialization and Biology
Socialization in Action
Feral Children
Isolated Children
Stages in Socialization
Mead and Taking the Role of Others
Piaget and the Cognitive Theory of Development
Kohlberg and Moral Development
Freud and the Development of Personality
Problems with Stage Theories
Agents of Socialization
Mass Media
The Workplace
Socialization and the Life Course
Childhood (Birth to Puberty)
Adolescence (Roughly the Teen Years)
Gender Socialization
The Future of Socialization
Deviance and Crime
What is Deviance?
Conformity and Social Control
Deviant Subcultures
Deviance and Social Coherence
Explaining Deviance
Deviance and Inequality
Deviance and Crime
Biological Theories of Crime
Strain Theory
Broken Windows
Criminal Subcultures
Opportunity Theory
Conflict Theory
Types of Crime
Crime at Work
Hate Crime
Crime in the United States
Guns and Crime
Crime and Gender
Crime and Race
Crime and Age
Crime and Class
The Criminal Justice System
Punishment and Corrections
Globalization and Crime
The Future of Deviance and Crime
Stratification and Social Class
Social Stratification
Why Do We Have Social Stratification?
Systems of Stratification
Social Class
Theories of Social Class
Socioeconomic Class in the United States
America and the Myth of the Middle Class
Income Inequality
Class and Race
Who's Poor in America?
The Feminization of Poverty
Explaining Poverty
Poverty on a World Scale
Reducing Poverty
Social Mobility
Dynamics of Social Mobility
Social Mobility Today
Global Inequality
Classifying Global Economies
Explaining Global Inequality
Global Mobility
Class Identity and Class Inequality in the Future
Race and Ethnicity
Distinguishing Between Race and Ethnicity
What is Race?
Biraciality and Multiraciality
The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Minority Groups
"Majority" Groups
Institutional Discrimination
Segregation and Integration
Affirmative Action or "Reverse Discrimination"
Hate Groups
Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination
Doing Something About It
Overcoming Prejudice
Ethnic Groups in the United States
People form Europe
People from North America
People from Latin America
People from Sub-Saharan Africa
People from East and South Asia
People from the Middle East
Ethnicity and Conflict
Melting Pot (Assimilation) and Multiculturalism (Pluralism)
Race in the Future
Sex and Gender
Sex and Gender: Nature and Nurture
Difference and Inequality
The Biology of Sex and Gender
Evolutionary Imperatives
Brain and Hormone Research
Exploring Cross-Cultural Variations of Sex and Gender
The Value of Cross-Cultural Research
Blurring the Boundaries of Gender
Rituals of Gender -- and What They Tell Us
Becoming Gendered: Learning Gender Identity
Gender Socialization
The Social Construction of Gender
Gender Inequality: Global and Local
Gender Inequality in the United States
The Gendered World of Work
Gender Inequality in School
Gender Inequality in Everyday Life
The Politics of Gender
Opposition to Gender Roles
The Women's Movements(s)
Liberal Feminism
Radical Feminism
Multicultural Feminism
Outlook on Gender Equality
Sexual Socialization
Behaviors and Identities
Where Does Sexual Orientation Come From?
Researching Sexuality
Modern Sex Research
The Kinsey Report
The National Health and Social Life Study
Changing Sexual Attitudes
Contemporary American Sexual Behaviors and Identities
Separate Sexual Spheres
Rape and Sexual Assault
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Sexual Inequality
The Politics of Sexuality
Sex Tourism: the Globalization of Sex
Sex Education and Birth Control
Conclusion: the Future of Sexuality
Age: From Young to Old
Age and Identity
What Does "Old" Mean?
The Stages of Life
Young Adulthood
Middle Age
Old Age
Fears About Aging
Age and Inequality
Social Isolation
Boomers, Busters, and Boomlets: the Generations of Youth
Baby Boomers
Baby Busters
Baby Boomlets
Global Youth -- A Dying Breed
Youth and Inequality
Gray Expectations
Health Care
Child Labor
The New Slavery
Getting Older and Getting Better? Youth and Age Down the Road
The Family
The Family Tree
The Premodern Marriage
The Economics of Marriage
The Extended Marriage
The Nuclear Family
Family and Ethnicity
The European-American Family
The Native American Family
The African American Family
The Asian American Family
The Hispanic Family
Developing and Establishing Families
Courtship and Non-marital Sex
Delayed Marriage
Staying Single
Biracial Marriage
Same Sex Marriage
Gender and Parenting
Single Parent Families
Grandparenting Families
Not Parenting
Divorce and Remarriage
The Effect of Divorce
Effects on Children
Divorce and Fatherlessness
Blended Families
Violence in Families
Family in the Future
Economy and Work
Theories of the Economy
Economic Development
The Agricultural Economy
The Industrial Economy
Consumption and the Modern Economy
The Post-Industrial Economy
The American Economy
Early American Economic Development
Impact of Industrialization: Displacement and Consolidation
The Post-Industrial Economy: Technology and Globalization
Economic Systems
Family Corporations
Managerial Corporations
Institutional Corporations
Multinational Corporations
How We Work
White-Collar Jobs
Blue Collar Jobs
"Pink Collar" Jobs
Service Jobs
Alternatives to Wage Labor
Diversity in the Workplace
Racial Diversity
Gender Diversity
Sexual Diversity
Working Parents
The Future of Work
Politics and Government
Politics and Power
Class, Status, and Power
Traditional Authority
Charismatic Authority
Legal-Rational Authority
Inducement and Deterrence
Political Systems
Authoritarian Systems
Democratic Systems
Contemporary Democracies
Political Participation
Political Parties
American Political Parties
Party Affiliation
How We Vote
Political Life
Social Movements
Interest Groups
Extreme Politics
Everyday Politics
The Personal is the Political
Civil Society
Increase in Civility
Political Life in the 21st Century
Religion and Science
Comparing Religion and Science
What Does Religion Do?
Social Cohesion
Social Control
Social Change
Religious Groups
Religions of the World
Western Religions
Eastern Religions
Religion and Modern Society
A Global Resurgence of Religion?
Religion in the United States
The "Third Great Awakening"?
Religion on Campus
New Age Religions
Religion as Politics
Science as an Institution
Types of Science
The Norms of Science
Interactions Among Scientists
Scientific Breakthroughs
The Scientist and Society
Science and Religion in the 21st Century
The Body and Society: Health and Illness
The Beautiful Body
Weight and Height
Feeding and Starving
Pumping Up
Changing the Body
Mainstream Makeovers: From Tattooing to Plastic Surgery
Sexual Bodily Transformation: Transgenderism
The Healthy Body
The Sick Body
The Social Organization of Health
Race, Class, and Gender and Health
The Global Distribution of Health and Illness
Conventional and Alternative Healthcare
Healthcare Reform
Living Longer -- and Healthier?
Sociology and Education
Education and Democracy
The Curriculum Changes
Education in the Developing World
Education and Mobility
Private vs. Public Schools
Wealthy vs. Poor School Districts
Bilingual Education
Schools and Inequality
Gender What About the Boys?
Bullying, Gay-Bashing, and Educational Life
School Reform
Home Schooling
No Child Left Behind
Higher Education
College Readiness
Higher Education and Inequality
For-Profit Universities
Education, Inc
Student Life
The Wave of the Future
What is Mass Media?
Types of Mass Media
Radio and Popular Music
Movies and Television
The Internet
Saturation and Convergence
Media Production and Consumption
The Media Text
Culture Industries
Using Mass Media
Reading the Media Text
Interpretive Communities
Minority Media
Media Consolidation
Regulating Media
Globalization of the Media
What is Media Globalization?
Cultural Imperialism
New Media, New Voices
Not Just Another Show: Media Today and Tomorrow
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
The Human Environment
Being Born
Moving In, Moving Out
Studying Imagination
Population Growth
Population Composition
How High Can It Go?
Demographic Transition
Decreasing the Rate of Flow
The Urban Environment
The Ancient City
The Modern City
Population Density
The Sociology of Commuting: Separate and Unequal
Revitalizing Downtown
Theorizing City Life
Human Ecology
The Urban Village
Concentric Zones
The Countryside
Global Urbanization
The Natural Environment
Environmental Threats
Global Warming
The Sociology of Disaster
Awaiting the Next One