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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Sociology.This comprehensive paperback teaches students how to think sociologically by showing them how sociological research is used to understand and address issues in society. Students learn how to analyze everyday events through the sociological perspective, increase their social knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills. It introduces the major methods, theories, and findings of sociology and relates them to today's sociological institutions, movements, and more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 214.4 x 266.2 x 23.6mm | 1,202.03g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 013099345X
  • 9780130993458

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Sociology: The Discipline. 2. How Sociology Is Done. II. SOCIETY AND HUMAN INTERACTION. 3. Perspectives on Society and Interaction. 4. Culture and Social Structure. 5. Socialization. III. SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INEQUALITY. 6. Stratification: Structured Social Inequality. 7. Race and Ethnic Relations. 8. Sex, Gender, and Society. 9. Groups, Organizations, and the Workplace. 10. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 11. Economy and Society. 12. Marriages and Families. 13. Education. 14. Religion. 15. Health and Health Care. V. SOCIAL CHANGE. 16. Population and Aging. 17. Urban Society: City Life and Collective Behavior. 18. Social Movements and more

About John E. Farley

John E. Farley is Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he has taught courses ranging from introductory sociology to a course in advanced data analysis for graduate students. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, where he received a B.A. in political science. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan, where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology, as well as the master of urban planning degree. He has taught at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville since 1977. He is the author of two other Prentice Hall books, Majority-Minority Relations, Fourth Edition (2000) and American Social Problems: An Institutional Analysis, Second Edition (1992). He is an active researcher in urban sociology and race and ethnic relations, and his articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology Urban Affairs quarterly, and a number of other journals. He also regularly presents the results of his research at professional meetings, and has addressed such meetings in Canada and Sweden as well as throughout the United States. He has provided expert testimony in a number of federal court cases pertaining to racial discrimination and segregation in housing, and he has served as a member of the editorial board of Urban Affairs quarterly. He headed a research team studying public response to Then Browning's prediction of an earthquake in the Midwest in 1990, and was editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters on that topic. His book, Earthquake Fears, Predictions, and Preparations in Mid-America, which reports the results of the three-year study, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 1998. Dr. Farley has conducted research on racial housing segregation based on each U.S. census from 1980 through 2000. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and SIUE's Graduate School and Institute for Urban Research. Professor Farley has received a number of awards for his work, including the SIUE Outstanding Scholar Award for his research on race relations and racial housing segregation, the SIUE Kimmell Community Service Award for his efforts in creating a fair housing organization in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and SIUE's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University Humanitarian Award for his efforts in the community. He has served as president of the SIUE Faculty Senate and the Illinois Sociological Association. In 2000-2001, he was president of the Midwest Sociological Society, one of the largest and most active regional sociological organizations in the United States. In the picture above, he is delivering his presidential address to the Society in 2001. Dr. Farley enjoys fishing, snow skiing, travel, and nature and weather photography, especially when sharing these activities with his wife, Alice, and his daughter, Megan, now 17. In the last edition, he regretted to report one major role reversal: By then, it was Megan who had to wait for him to catch up on the ski slopes. Now, he reports, Megan's wait has become more

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