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Sociology

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ISBN-10: 0314063161

ISBN-13: 9780314063168

Edition: 6th 1996

Authors: Jon M. Shepard

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List price: $47.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: West Publishing Company, College & School Division
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Size: 9.00" wide x 1.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Preface
A Note to Students From the Authorp. xv
Unifying Themesp. xvii
What Is New in the Eighth Edition?p. xvii
Supplements for the Eighth Editionp. xviii
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Sociological Perspectives
The Sociological Perspectivep. 1
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 2
The Sociological Perspectivep. 2
Uses of the Sociological Perspectivep. 6
The Social Sciencesp. 10
Founders of Sociologyp. 12
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 19
Theoretical Perspectives and Sportp. 28
Social Researchp. 37
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 38
Sources of Knowledgep. 38
Causation and the Logic of Sciencep. 40
Quantitative Research Methodsp. 44
Qualitative Research Methodsp. 48
A Model for Doing Researchp. 54
Ethics in Social Researchp. 55
A Final Notep. 57
The Foundations of Social Structure
Culturep. 64
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 65
Culture, Society, and Heredityp. 65
Language and Culturep. 67
Dimensions of Culturep. 69
Cultural Diversity and Similarityp. 77
Socialization Over the Life Coursep. 90
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 91
Social Participation or Social Deprivationp. 91
Theoretical Perspectives and Socializationp. 95
Psychology and Life Course Theoriesp. 98
Socialization and the Life Coursep. 102
Socialization and the Mass Media: Functionalist and Conflict Theoriesp. 112
Social Structure and Societyp. 121
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 122
Social Structure and Statusp. 122
Social Structure and Rolesp. 124
Theoretical Perspectives and Social Structurep. 129
Societyp. 129
Groups and Organizationsp. 142
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 143
Concept of the Groupp. 143
Types of Groupsp. 144
Social Interaction in Groupsp. 150
Formal Organizationsp. 156
Dynamics of Formal Organizationsp. 162
Formal Organizations in Japanp. 167
Deviance and Social Controlp. 175
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 176
Deviance and Social Controlp. 176
Biological and Psychological Explanations of Deviancep. 180
Functionalism and Deviancep. 181
Symbolic Interactionism and Deviancep. 185
Conflict Theory and Deviancep. 188
Crime in the United Statesp. 191
Global Differences in Crimep. 194
Approaches to Crime Controlp. 195
Crime Control: Domestic and Globalp. 199
Social Inequality
Social Stratificationp. 206
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 207
Dimensions of Stratificationp. 207
Explanations of Stratificationp. 212
Stratification in American Societyp. 216
Poverty in Americap. 219
Consequences of Stratificationp. 227
Social Mobilityp. 228
Global Stratificationp. 231
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicityp. 238
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 239
Racial and Ethnic Minoritiesp. 239
Theories of Prejudice and Discriminationp. 246
Institutionalized Discriminationp. 252
Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the United Statesp. 265
Inequalities of Gender and Agep. 271
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 272
Antecedents of Genderp. 272
Theoretical Perspectives on Genderp. 275
Sex Stereotypes and Gender Rolesp. 280
Gender Inequalityp. 283
Changing Gender Rolesp. 292
Age Stratification and Ageismp. 295
Theoretical Perspectives on Ageismp. 296
Age and Inequalityp. 298
Social Institutions
Familyp. 306
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 307
Marriage and Family Definedp. 307
Cross-Cultural Analysis of Family and Marriagep. 307
Theoretical Perspectives and the Familyp. 313
Family and Marriage in the United Statesp. 316
Lifestyle Variationsp. 324
Looking Forwardp. 331
Educationp. 338
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 339
The Development and Structure of Educationp. 339
The Functionalist Perspectivep. 347
The Conflict Perspectivep. 349
Symbolic Interactionismp. 357
Higher Educationp. 360
Political and Economic Institutionsp. 368
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 369
Power and Authorityp. 369
The Nation-Statep. 371
Political Systemsp. 373
Political Power in American Societyp. 375
Economic Systemsp. 385
The Corporationp. 391
Work in the Contemporary Economyp. 394
Religionp. 405
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 406
Religion, Science, and Sociologyp. 406
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 408
Religious Structure and Practicep. 415
Religion in the United Statesp. 417
Health and Health Carep. 433
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 434
Health Care as a Social Institutionp. 434
Theoretical Perspectives and the Health Care Systemp. 436
Health in the United Statesp. 442
The Changing Health Care Systemp. 446
Health Care Reform in the United Statesp. 451
Social Change
Population and Urbanizationp. 459
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 460
The Dynamics of Demographyp. 460
World Populationp. 464
The Aging American Populationp. 472
Urbanizationp. 474
Theories of City Growthp. 482
The Quality of Urban Lifep. 485
Social Change and Collective Behaviorp. 494
Using the Sociological Imaginationp. 495
Social Changep. 495
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 502
Modernizationp. 510
Collective Behaviorp. 512
Dispersed Collectivitiesp. 512
Crowdsp. 516
Social Movementsp. 520
Glossaryp. 533
Referencesp. 545
Indexp. 584
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