Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology : A Canadian Focus

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Appropriate for one- and two-term introduction to Sociology courses at universities and colleges. This multi-authored text - written by Canadian contributors who are experts in their respective areas - provides a comprehensive introduction to the field.
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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 198.12 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 939.99g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 6th edition
  • 0138585989
  • 9780138585983

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with Summary, Questions for Review and Critical Thinking, Glossary, and Suggested Readings.) I. INTRODUCTION. 1. What Is Sociology? James J. Teevan & Marion Blute. Sociology: Its Modern Origins and Varieties. Sociology in Canada. Future Challenges. 2. Research Methods, James J. Teevan. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. The Methods Compared. Summary. Writing a Sociology Library Research Paper. II. SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL. 3. Culture, Michael P. Carroll. Aspects of Culture. Conceptual Dangers in the Study of Culture. Theoretical Perspectives on Culture. 4. Socialization, William R. Avison & John H. Kunkel. The Socialization Process. Major Components of Socialization. Theoretical Approaches to Socialization. Socialization and Society. 5. Deviance, James J. Teevan. Definitions of Deviance. Applying a Deviant Label. Theories of Deviance. III. SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION. 6. Gender Relations, Lesley D. Harman. Theoretical Perspectives on Gender. Nature Versus Nurture: Myths of Biological Determinism. Language and the Gendered Order. Getting Gendered: The Development of the Self. Trapped in Our Bodies: The Body and Sexuality. The Effects of Gender. Working Toward Change. 7. Social Stratification, Edward G. Grabb. Concepts and Definitions. Major Theories of Social Stratification. Canada's Stratification Structure. 8. Race and Ethnic Relations, Carol Agolcs. The Local Ethnic Community: Formation and Development. Ethnic Group, Race, and Minority Group: Some Definitions. Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada in the Twentieth Century: An Overview. Perspectives on Canadian Race and Ethnic Relations. IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 9. Families, Roderic Beaujot. Definitions of Marriage and Family. Variability in Family Patterns. Uniformity of Family Patterns. Theoretical Perspectives on Family Change: A Functionalist View. Gender Roles and the Family. Socialization for Marriage and Mate Selection. Marital and Family Interactions. Marital Breakdown. Change and Continuity in Family Patterns. 10. Religion, F.R. Westley & Fred Bird. What Is Religion? Perspectives on Religion: The Work of Durkheim, Weber and Marx Secularization and the Decline of Religion? Redefining the Religious Landscape. 11. Education, Alan Pomfret. The Expansion of Education in Canada. Explanations of Educational Expansion. Defining, Describing and Explaining Inequality. Schooling, Mobility, and Success. The Future of Schooling. 12. Political Sociology, David MacGregor. Authority and the State. Theories of State Control. The Welfare State. Canadian Federalism and Political Crisis. Class, Gender, and Politics in Canada. V. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 13. Formal Organizations and Work, Bernard Hammond. Historical Development of Formal Organizations. Theoretical Perspectives on Formal Organizations. Work and the New Industrial Sociology. 14. Social Movements, Samuel Clark. Five Theoretical Approaches . Canadian Social Structure and Collective Action. 15. Demography and Population Study, Carl F. Grindstaff. History of World Population Growth. Theories of Population Change. The Growth of Canadas Population: An Overview. Variables of Population Growth. Sex and Age Composition of the Population. 16. Urbanization, Leslie W. Kennedy. The Origin and Development of Cities. The Urban Transformation. Theories of Urban Development. Urban Social Issues: Housing and Crime.
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