Study Guide

Study Guide

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For undergraduate Introduction to Sociology courses.

Fully addressing today's most relevant issues without losing track of the classical theoretical work which defines the core of the discipline, this exceptionally comprehensive and well-written introduction to the dynamic field of sociology helps students understand its significance to their everyday lives. Emphasizing diversity issues-particularly gender-and globalization, the text makes real-world connections throughout-concluding each chapter with a Life Connections section (covering aspects of everyday life which will be meaningful to students), and with a Society Connections section (highlighting relevant policy issues related to the topic of that specific chapter), and broadens the learning experience with enriching supplemental media support.
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  • Hardback | 719 pages
  • 225.3 x 282.4 x 31.8mm | 1,782.64g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130413259
  • 9780130413253

Table of contents

1. The Sociological Perspective.

2. The Research Process.

3. Culture.

4. Social Structure.

5. Socialization.

6. Social Interaction: Constructing the Meaning of Everyday Life.

7. Sexuality.

8. Deviant Behavior.

9. Crime and Criminal Justice.

10. Economic Stratification.

11. Social Class in Modern Societies.

12. Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

13. Gender.

14. The Aged and Society.

15. The Family.

16. Education.

17. Religion.

18. The Political Enemy.

19. Health and Health Care.

20. Emerging Institutions: Media and Sport.

21. Population: Urbanization, and the Environment.

22. Formal Organizations and the Sociology of Work.

23. Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

24. Social Change and Development.



Photo Credits.

Name Index.

Subject Index.
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About Linda L. Lindsey

Professor Linda L. Lindsey received her B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of Gender Roles: Sociological Perspectives, Third Edition, (Prentice Hall) and has also written various articles and conference papers on women in development, health and healthcare issues, refugees, internationalizing the sociology curriculum, and minority women in Asia, especially in China. Her major interest, both personally and professionally, is the developing world. She has traveled extensively in pursuing her research and teaching interests, especially in conjunction with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii. While home in St. Louis she enjoys swimming and hiking and is active in community service groups focusing on advocacy concerning women and children. Dr. Lindsey is currently Professor of Sociology at Maryville University of St. Louis.

Professor Stephen Beach received his A.B. in history from Stanford University, where he participated in a six-month overseas study program in Germany. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University, having spent a year researching social movement dynamics in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His primary sociological specialties include the sociology of religion and social movements. His personal interests include film, folk and rock music, and progressive politics. He shares his apartment with a large grey cat named Murgatroyd. Professor Beach is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
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