Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

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Two basic ideas are threaded through this text: that sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and that a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly more complex factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization. The three integrated resources in the book - chapter discussion, study guide and practice tests - provide an applications-oriented approach to help students see how society shapes people and how people shape society.
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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 200 x 252 x 34mm | 1,437.88g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0155082973
  • 9780155082977

Table of contents

The study of society; the sociological perspective; doing sociology - research methods. Part 2 The individual in society: culture; socialization and development; social interaction and social groups; deviant behaviour and social control. Part 3 Social inequality: social stratification and social class in the United States; racial and ethnic minorities; gender and age stratification. Part 4 Institutions: marriage and alternative family lifestyles; religion; education; political and economic systems; social change and social issues; population and demography; urban society; health and health care; collective behaviour and social movements; social change.
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