Our Social World + Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Our Social World + Contemporary Readings in Sociology

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Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see relationships between topics. Our Social World presents the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

Key Features

Offers a strong global focus: A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro world.Illustrates the practical side of sociology: Boxes highlight careers and volunteer opportunities for those with a background in sociology as well as policy issues that sociologists influence.Encourages critical thinking: This book provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated epistemology.Presents "The Social World Model" in each chapter: This organizing framework helps students understand the interrelatedness of core concepts.

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Instructor's Resources on CD-ROM are available to all adopters. IRCDs are available for qualified instructors only. To request an IRCD for this book please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6 am – 5 pm Pacific Time) or by emailing info@sagepub.com with course name and enrollment and your university mailing address to expedite the process.Student study site at www.pineforge.com/ballantinestudy This study site includes e-Flashcards to reinforce key concepts, self-quizzes, web exercises, NPR's This American Life radio segments, and more.Free online access to the 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook to adopters of Our Social World: Plus guides to using that Handbook in conjunction with Our Social World in the classroom - preview them by clicking here!

Choose OUR SOCIAL WORLD and a portion of royalties automatically go towards the new SAGE Pine Forge Award!

SAGE and Pine Forge Press have developed an Awards Fund in partnership with the American Sociological Association, participating authors, and regional sociological societies to defray costs for graduate students and untenured faculty (by amounts of $1000 each) who wish to attend the ASA's annual pre-conference on Preparing Future Faculty.

Intended Audience: This is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in introductory sociology such as Introduction to Sociology and Principles of Sociology.

This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. The reader includes numerous articles from SAGE social science journals.

This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

The features found within the reader are unique for a reader of this type. The book includes a detailed table of contents with article abstracts, a topic guide to place the readings in context, a detailed list of additional internet links, and discussion questions for each article.

This new series of readers offer a tremendous amount of value for an instructor looking to bring real-world examples into the sociology course.
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  • United States
  • English
  • 1412962587
  • 9781412962582

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