Essentials of Sociology

Essentials of Sociology

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For undergraduate Introduction to Sociology courses.This brief introduction to sociology helps students understand sociological concepts and theory through examples. Students learn about important and relevant sociological issues in the context of classical theory to help them better understand sociology and its impact on their lives.
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  • Paperback | 503 pages
  • 216.4 x 274.8 x 21.3mm | 1,075.02g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130456039
  • 9780130456038

Table of contents

1. The Sociological Perspective. 2. Culture. 3. Social Structure and Formal Organizations. 4. Socialization and Social Interaction throughout the Life Course. 5. Sexuality. 6. Deviant Behavior. 7. Crime and Criminal Justice. 8. Stratification in Modern Societies. 9. Racial and Ethnic Minorities. 10. Gender. 11. The Family and Religion. 12. Education and Health. 13. The Political Economy and the Sociology of Work. 14. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment. 15. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change. Glossary. References. Photo Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.
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About Stephen Beach

Professor Linda L. Lindsey received her B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of Gender Roles: Sociological Perspectives, Third Edition (Prentice Hall) and has also written various articles and conference papers on women in development, health and healthcare issues, refugees, internationalizing the sociology curriculum, and minority women in Asia, especially in China. Her major interest, both personally and professionally, is the developing world. She has traveled extensively in pursuing her research and teaching interests, especially in conjunction with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii. While home in Sty Louis she enjoys swimming and hiking and is active in community service groups focusing on advocacy concerning women and children. Dr. Lindsey is currently Professor of Sociology at Maryville University of St. Louis. Professor Stephen Beach received his A.B. in history from Stanford University, where he participated in a six-month overseas study program in Germany. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University, having spent a year researching social movement dynamics in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His primary sociological specialties include the sociology of religion and social movements. His personal interests include film, folk and rock music, and progressive politics. He shares his apartment with a large grey cat named Murgatroyd. Professor Beach is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
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