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Ten Questions A Sociological Perspective

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ISBN-10: 053460952X

ISBN-13: 9780534609528

Edition: 5th 2004

Authors: Joel M. Charon

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This book employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles by posing and answering in each chapter a question such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of the classical sociologists such as Marx, Webber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. A nice alternative to a traditional introductory sociology text.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
How Do Sociologists Study Society?: Researching the Social Worldp. 8
What Does It Mean to Be Human?: Human Nature, Society, and Culturep. 29
How Is Society Possible?: The Basis for Social Orderp. 48
Why Are People Unequal in Society?: The Origin and Perpetuation of Social Inequalityp. 77
Are Human Beings Free?: The Power of Society over Human Thinking and Actionp. 109
Why Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us?: Value Judgments, Ethnocentrism, and Human Differencesp. 149
Why Is There Misery in the World?: Society as an Important Source of Human Problemsp. 174
Does the Individual Really Make a Difference?: An Introduction to Social Changep. 212
Is Organized Religion Necessary for Society?: Tradition, Modernization, and Secularizationp. 243
Is Sociology Important?: The Necessity for a Critical Understanding of Societyp. 284
Afterword: Should We Generalize About People?p. 298
Glossaryp. 319
Indexp. 338
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