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Sociology An Everyday Life Approach

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ISBN-10: 0314044353

ISBN-13: 9780314044358

Edition: 1995

Authors: Ernest K. Alix

List price: $215.95
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This text places an emphasis on a macro-sociology of everyday life approach and demonstrates how large-scale features of society (social class, social institutions, social inequality) influence peoples social experiences and life-choices. Pedagogical features challenge students to develop their ability to see how they are affected by biographical, societal, and historical forces.
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Book details

List price: $215.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Prologue
Sociology and You The Sociological Imagination
The Field of Sociology
The Basics
Thinking Sociologically: Concepts, Perspectives, and Theories
Abstraction and Conceptualization
A Beginning Sociological Vocabulary
Three Guiding Perspectives
Current Research
Media Perspectives on Heavy Metal and Rap Music
Doing Sociology: Research Methods and Techniques
The Scientific Method
Choosing Research Topics
Constructing Hypotheses
Selecting Research Methods
Collecting Data
Analyzing Data
Interpreting Findings and Drawing Conclusions
Current Research: Measuring Religiosity
Social Organization: How Society is Set Up
Culture
So Do Something! Culture and You
The Nature of Culture
The Components of Culture
Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism
So Do Something! Revisited
Current Research: The Impact of High Technology
The Guiding Perspectives: Culture
Statuses, Roles, Groups, and Networks
So Do Something! Statuses, Roles, Groups, Networks, and You
Microsocial Structure: Statuses and Roles
Social Groups
Social Networks
Current Research: Status and Role Eligibility
The Guiding Perspectives: Statuses, Roles, Groups, and Networks
Formal Social Organization
So Do Something! Formal Organization, Formal Organizations, and You
The Nature of Formal Organization
Bureaucracies
Japanese-Style Organization
The Informal Structure of Formal Organizations
Current Research: Sexual Harassment in Organizational Structure
The Guiding Perspectives: Formal Organizations
Social Stratification and Mobility
So Do Something! Social Stratification, Social Mobility, and You
Slavery, Estate, and Caste Systems
Class Systems
Social Mobility
Theories of Stratification and Mobility
Current Research: Homelessness
The Guiding Perspectives: Stratification and Mobility
Structured Inequalities of Wealth, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity
So Do Something! Structured Inequalities and You
Majority Groups and Minority Groups
Prejudice and Discrimination
Inequalities of Wealth
Inequalities of Gender
Inequalities of Race
Ethnicity
Current Research: Structured Inequalities in Political and Economic Arrangements
The Guiding Perspectives: Structured Inequalities
Social Processes: How Society Functions and Changes
Socialization
So Do Something! Socialization and You Sources of Socialization
Socialization and the Life Course
Socialization to Success and to Failure
Gender Identity
The Social Self
Current Research: The Social Self
The Guiding Perspectives: Socialization
Conformity, Deviance, and Control
So Do Something! Conformity, Deviance, Control, and You
Social Conformity
Social Deviance
Formal Control
Current Research: Gang Violence
The Guiding Perspectives: Conformity, Deviance, and Control
Demographic, Ecological, and Spatial Processes
So Do Something! Demographic, Ecologica, and Spatial Processes and You
Demographic Processes
Ecological Processes
Spatial Processes
Current Research: Population Aging
The Guiding Perspectives: Demographic, Ecological, and Spatial Processes
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Change
So Do Something! Collective Behavior, Social Movements, Change, and You
Collective Behavior
Social Movements
Sociocultural Change
Current Research: Social Movements
The Guiding Perspectives: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Change
Social Institutions: Key Arenas OF Everyday Life
Families
So Do Something! Families and You
The Nature of Social Institutions
Families in the Late Twentieth Century
The Family Life Course
Current Research: Family Violence
The Guiding Perspectives: Families as a Social Institution
Religions
So Do Something! Religions and You
Religions
As a Social Institution
Religions and Other Social Institutions
The Classical Theorists on Religion
Secularization
Current ResearchL New Religions and Religious Movements
The Guiding Perspectives: Religion a<$$$>