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Sociology Understanding a Diverse Society

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ISBN-10: 0534609120

ISBN-13: 9780534609122

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Margaret L. Andersen, Howard F. Taylor

List price: $122.95
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This mainstream text by respected and authoritative authors Margaret Andersen and Howard Taylor is characterized by its focus on a broadly defined diversity, its remarkable integrated map program, its policy coverage, and its contemporary focus. This comprehensive text uses a rich research base as a foundation for a streamlined, highly accessible presentation of the basic principles of sociology. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered. Using policy and programs to illustrate research and theory, students are able to make sociological connections to their world. In addition, the book's extensive technology package has been expanded to include a FREE accompanying VIRTUAL EXPLORATIONS AND INTERACTIVE MAPS CD-ROM (featuring video clips and interactive map exercises), exciting new ways to expand the book's renowned social policy program emphasis (through Web links and new CNN video clips), video teaching tips on the Companion Web Site, and more.
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Book details

List price: $122.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award.

Howard F. Taylor has taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and Princeton University, where he is presently Professor of Sociology and former director of the African American Studies Center. He has published over fifty articles in sociology, education, social psychology, and race relations. His books include THE IQ GAME (Rutgers University Press), a critique of hereditarian accounts of intelligence; BALANCE IN SMALL GROUPS (Van Nostrand Reinhold), translated into Japanese; and the forthcoming RACE AND CLASS AND THE BELL CURVE IN AMERICA. He has appeared widely before college, radio, and TV audiences, including ABC's NIGHTLINE. Past president of the Eastern Sociological Society, Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Sociological Research Association, an honorary society for distinguished research. He is a winner of the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, given by the American Sociological Association for distinguished research in race and ethnic relations, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College and has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University. He lives in Pennington, N.J., with his wife, a corporate lawyer.

Introducing The Sociological Perspective
Developing a Sociological Perspective
Doing Sociological Research
Individuals In Society
Culture
Socialization
Social Interaction and Social Structure
Groups and Organizations
Deviance
Crime and Criminal Justice
Social Inequalities
Social Class and Social Stratification
Global Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Sexuality
Age and Aging
Social Institutions
Families
Education
Religion
Economy and Work
Politics and Government
Health Care
Social Change
Population, Urbanization, and Environment
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Social Change in Global Perspective
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
Credits