Our Social World

Our Social World : Introduction to Sociology, 3e Media Edition

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The Third Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent textbook that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis.



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: 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 visually-compelling organizing framework opens each chapter and helps students understand the interrelatedness of core concepts.





New to the Third Edition:





* Thirty new boxed features, including the innovative 'Engaging Sociology' and 'Applied Sociologists at Work' features





* Three substantially reorganised chapters (2. Examining the Social World, 3. Society and Culture, and 13. Politics and Economics)





* 315 entirely new references and 120 new photos.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 24.38mm | 1,390g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1412992982
  • 9781412992985
  • 1,378,419

Table of contents

PART I. UNDERSTANDING OUR SOCIAL WORLD
Chapter 1. Sociology: A Unique Way to View the World
Chapter 2: Examining the Social World: How Do We Know?
PART II. SOCIAL STRUCTURE, PROCESSES, AND CONTROL
Chapter 3. Society and Culture: Hardware and Software of Our Social World
Chapter 4. Socialization: Becoming Human and Humane
Chapter 5. Interaction, Groups, and Organizations: Connections That Work
Chapter 6. Deviance and Social Control: Sickos, Perverts, Freaks, and Folks Like Us
PART III. INEQUALITY
Chapter 7. Stratification: Rich and Famous-or Rags and Famine?
Chapter 8. Race and Ethnic Group Stratification: Beyond "We" and "They"
Chapter 9. Gender Stratification: She/He-Who Goes First?
PART IV. INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 10. Family: Partner Taking, People Making, and Contract Breaking
Chapter 11. Education: What Are We Learning?
Chapter 12. Religion:The Meaning of Sacred Meaning
Chapter 13. Politics and Economics: Penetrating Power and Privilege
Chapter 14. Medicine: An Anatomy of Health and Illness
PART V. SOCIAL DYNAMICS
Chapter 15. Population and Urbanization: Living on Spaceship Earth
Chapter 16. The Process of Change: Can We Make a Difference?
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About Jeanne H. Ballantine

Jeanne H. Ballantine is Emerita Professor of Sociology at Wright State University, a state university of about 17,000 students in Ohio. She has also taught at several 4-year colleges, including an "alternative" college and a traditionally Black college, and at international programs in universities abroad. She has been teaching introductory sociology for more than 30 years with a mission to introduce the uninitiated to the field and to help students see the usefulness and value in sociology. She has been active in the teaching movement, shaping curriculum, writing and presenting research on teaching, and offering workshops and consulting in regional, national, and international forums. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and serves as a Departmental Resources Group consultant and evaluator.



Jeanne has written several textbooks, all with the goal of reaching the student audience. As the original director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University, she scoured the literature on student learning and served as a mentor to teachers in a wide variety of disciplines. Local, regional, and national organizations have honored her for her teaching and for her contributions to helping others become effective teachers. In 1986, the American Sociological Association's Section on Undergraduate Education (now called the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology) recognized her with the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology. In 2004, she was honored by the American Sociological Association with its Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. In 2010, the North Central Sociological Association awarded her the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.

Keith A. Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Hanover College, a private liberal arts college of about 1,100 students in Indiana. He has taught introductory sociology for 35 years with a passion for active learning strategies and a focus on "deep learning" by students that transforms the way they see the world. Prior to teaching at Hanover, he taught at a 2-year regional campus of a large university.



He has been active in the teaching movement, writing on teaching and serving as a consultant to sociology departments across the country in his capacity as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group. He has written a very popular textbook in the sociology of religion, has coauthored a book on writing in the undergraduate curriculum, has published and led many workshops on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and for 22 years ran an annual workshop for high school sociology teachers. He has chaired the Selection Committee for the SAGE Innovations and Professional Development Awards since the program's inception. He has been honored for his teaching and teaching-related work at local, state, regional, and national levels. The American Sociological Association's Section on Teaching and Learning awarded him the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology in 2000. He was honored with the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award in 2010. In 2012, the North Central Sociological Association awarded Keith the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.
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