Sociology: A Global Introduction

Sociology: A Global Introduction

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By (author) John J. Macionis, By (author) Kenneth Plummer

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 1000 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 264mm x 38mm | 1,819g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0132051583
  • ISBN 13: 9780132051583
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 121,614

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Sociology: A Global Introduction, with its international outlook and cultural diversity, represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. Each chapter addresses a new change in society, and reveals how progress in society often comes at a price. This text has been fully updated to include the latest key debates, topics and data, and also highlights the importance of technology in contemporary social life.

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Table of contents

Part 1: Introducing Sociology 1. The Sociological Imagination 2. Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Globally 3. Doing Social Science: an Introduction to Method Interlude 1 : Sport Part 2: The Foundations of Society: From Macro to Micro 4. Societies 5. Culture 6. Groups, Organisations and the Rise of the Network Society 7. Micro-sociology: the Social Construction of Everyday Life Interlude 2: Food Part 3: The Unequal World: Social Divisions, Social Inequalities and Social Exclusion 8. Social Divisions and Social Stratification 9. Global Inequalities and Poverty 10. Class, Poverty and Welfare 11. Racism, Ethnicities and Migration 12. The Gender Order and Sexualities 13. Children and Later Life 14. Disability Interlude 3: Youth Part 4: Social Structures, Social Practices and Social Institutions 15. Economies, Work and Consumption 16. Power, Governance and Social Movements 17. Control, Crime and Deviance 18. Families, Households and Personal Cultures 19. Religion and Belief 20. Education 21. Health, Medicine and Well Being 22. Communication and the New Media 23. Science, Cyberspace and the Risk Society Interlude 4: Biography Part 5: Social Change and the 21st Century 24. Populations, Cities and the Space of Things to Come 25. Social Change and the Environment 26. Living in the 21st Century Interlude 5: Epilogue Part 6: The Sociology Resource