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In Conflict and Order Understanding Society

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ISBN-10: 0205861466

ISBN-13: 9780205861460

Edition: 13th 2013

Authors: D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, Kelly Eitzen Smith

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Viewing our society from a conflict perspective. This introductory text, written from a conflict perspective, emphasizes four themes: diversity, the struggle by the powerless to achieve social justice, the changing economy, and globalization. In Conflict and Order: Understanding Society studies the forces that lead to stability and change in society and asks: Who benefits from the existing social arrangements, and who does not? How are human beings shaped by society? What are the forces that maintain social stability, produce social inequality, and resist social change? Teaching & Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning - MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Students are encouraged to critically evaluate social sources of behavior and conflict. Engage Students – The author provides examples of those who have been empowered to achieve positive social change. Explore Theory – A conflict perspective is used to examine social structures. Understand Diversity – This text examines economic global transformations in the U.S., the struggle to achieve social justice, and the inclusion of race, class, and gender. Support Instructors – MySearchLab with eText, an Instructor’s Manual & Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentations are available. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearch Lab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205861466 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205861460
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Book details

List price: $181.27
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 504
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760

The Sociological Approach
the Sociological Perspective
the Structure of Social Groups
the Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict
The Individual In Society: Society In The Individual
Culture
Socialization
Social Control
Deviance
The Study Of Society
Structural Sources of Social Change: Economic and Demographic
Social Stratification
Class
Racial Inequality
Gender Inequality
Social Institutions
The Economy
Power and Politics
Families
Education
Religion
Human Agency
Human Agency: Individuals and Groups in Society Changing Social Structures
The Sociological Approach
the Sociological Perspective
Sociology
Assumptions of the Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Imagination
Problems with the Sociological Perspective
The Historical Development of Sociology
Sociological Methods: the Craft of Sociology
A Closer Look: Thinking Like a Sociologist
Research Methods: Standards for Objectivity and Integrity in Social Research
the Structure of Social Groups
The Micro Level
A Closer Look: the Isolating Effects of Email
A Closer Look: the Declining Significance of Family
The Societal or Macro Level
Diversity: Gay Marriage?
the Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict
Social Systems: Order and Conflict
Research Methods: Social Scientists and Values: Taking Sides
A Closer Look: Twinkies and Pencils and Functional Integration
Synthesis of the Order and Conflict Models
A Closer Look: the Fragmentation of Social Life: Deepening Divides in U.S.
A Closer Look: Violence and Division in India
The Integrative Forces in Society
Diversity: the Media's Selective Perception of Race and Class
The Use of the Order and Conflict Models in This Book
The Individual In Society: Society In The Individual
Culture
Culture: the Knowledge That People Share
A Closer Look: Ethnocentrism in U. S. Schools
Types of Shared Knowledge
Technology and Society: Test Your Emoticon Knowledge
A Closer Look: Test Your Emoticon Knowledge
Values
A Closer Look: Competition in the Era of Reality Television
Diversity: Life in a Religious Sect
Values from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Socialization
The Personality as a Social Product
A Closer Look: the Looking-Glass Self and Body Image
Technology and Society: Helicopter Parenting and GPS Devices
Socialization in a Changing Social Landscape
Socialization from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Social Control
Agents of Ideological Social Control
Diversity: the Amish and Social Control
Agents of Direct Social Control
A Closer Look: Singapore: the Iron Fist in the Land of Order
A Closer Look: Homeland Security on Campus
Social Control in the Private Sector: Implications for Contemporary Social Life
Technology and Society: the Internet's Private Eye
Social Control from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Deviance
The Characteristics of Deviance
Traditional Theories for the Causes of Deviance
A Closer Look: Shame Sites
Society as the Source of Deviance
Diversity: the Criminal Justice System: Unreasonable Stops and Searches by Race
Deviance from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
The Study Of Society
Structural Sources of Social Change: Economic and Demographic
Globalization and the Structural Transformation of the Economy
Globalization: Sending U.S. Jobs Overseas
A Closer Look: the Changing Nature of Jobs
Technology and Society: Computer Technology and Middle Class Job Loss
The New Immigration and the Changing Racial Landscape
Diversity: Popular Surnames in the United States Are No Longer Exclusively Anglo
Globalization: Yes, Global Free Market Mobility for Corporations; No, Global
The Aging Society
Social Stratification
A Closer Look: Birth as Destiny: India's Caste System
Globalization: Inequality among Nations
Major Concepts
Order and Conflict Theories of Stratification
Deficiency Theories
Research Methods: the Political Climate and Scientific Ideas
A Closer Look: Blaming the Poor
Structural Theories
Diversity: Who Benefits from Poverty?
Class
Dimensions of Inequality
Social Classes
Diversity: the Near Poor: the Missing Class
The Consequences of Social Class Positions
Social Mobility
Poverty in the United States
Human Agency: Coping Strategies Among the Poor
Myths about Poverty
Racial Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Globalization: the Changing Face of Sweden: Dark Skin and Brown Eyes
Explanations of Racial and Ethnic Inequality
A Closer Look: Culture, Structure, and Today's Poverty Debates
Racial Stratification from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics: Continuity and Change
Technology and Society: Race and Computer Technology Use
Contemporary Trends and Issues in U.S. Racial and Ethnic Relations
Gender Inequality
Women and Men Are Differentiated and Ranked
Gender Stratification from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Learning Gender
Reinforcing Male Dominance
Technology and Society: Gender and Social Networking
Structured Gender Inequality
The Costs and Consequences of Sexism
Globalization: Trafficking Sex for a Globalized Market
Fighting the System
Human Agency: Empowering Poor Women and Protecting the Environment
Social Institutions
the Economy
Capitalism and Socialism
The Corporation-Dominated Economy
Capitalism and Inequality
Work in U.S. Society
Globalization: Modern Day Slavery in the United States
Capitalism in Crisis
A Closer Look: the Sub-Prime Crisis for African Americans and Latinos
A Closer Look: the Effects of the Great Recession on Recent College Graduates
Power and Politics
Models of the National Power Structure
A Closer Look: Structural Barriers to Democracy
A Closer Look: the Best Democracy Money Can Buy
A Closer Look: Is the United States a Plutocracy? Some Warnings
A Closer Look: the Dark Side of Lobbying
The Consequences of Concentrated Power
Human Agency: the Constitutional Battle for Racial Equality
A Closer Look: Guns or Butter? Who's Paying for the War?
The Order and Conflict Perspectives on the Distribution of Power
Families
The Mythical Family in the United States
Families in Contemporary U.S. Society
Globalization: Families in Global Perspective
Changes in Marriage and Family Roles
Diversity: Why Family Issues Matter for Lesbians and Gays
Research Methods: Researching Families: How Sociologist Arlie Hochschild
Violence in Families
The Modern Family from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Families of the Future
Education
The Characteristics of U.S. Education
A Closer Look: Leaving Boys Behind?
Education and Inequality
Diversity: the Tiger Mom Controversy
Education from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Religion
Globalization: the Global Reach of the World's Major Religions 490
Classical Sociology's Differing Interpretations of Religion
Some Distinctive Features of U.S. Religion
Diversity: Islam in the United States
Globalization: Outsourcing Prayer
Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality and Religion
Diversity: Religion and Patriarchy
Religious Trends
Contemporary Christianity and Politics
Religion from the Order and Conflict Perspectives
Human Agency
Human Agency: Individuals and Groups in Society Changing Social Structures
The Sociological Paradox: Social Structure and Agency
Social Movements
Human Agency: the Political Muscle of Americans with Disabilities
Globalization: Students against Sweatshops
Agency: Social Change from the Bottom Up
Is There Hope for a People's Social Movement Now?
A Closer Look: the Paradox of Social Progress and Economic Reaction
Conclusion
Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index