Contemporary Issues in Society

Contemporary Issues in Society

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This is a comprehensive reader for an introductory sociology course and is to be used to supplement a text. Drawn from professional journals, research monographs, "popular" mass market books, and from magazines, the sections in each chapter reflect three levels of analysis: cultural and contextual, individual, and cross-cultural.
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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 180.34 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 793.78g
  • McGraw-Hill Inc.,US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0070279659
  • 9780070279650

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: sociological perspectives on issues. Part 2 The individual in society: issues in group affiliation; issues in deviance; issues in work. Part 3 Social inequalities: issues in poverty; issues in race and ethnicity; issues in gender; issues in ageing. Part 4 Major institutional settings: issues in the family; issues in religion; issues in power and politics; issues in the economy; issues in education; issues in health and medical care. Part 5 Social environments: issues in the city and community; issues in the environment. Part 6 Epilogue: emerging issues.
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