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This edition includes: recent facts and figures on social trends in the US and other parts of the world; theoretical developments and research findings; discussions of social situations and problems in American society; and coverage of comparative and international materials.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 178.6 x 234.4 x 22.9mm | 776.33g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0130638358
  • 9780130638359

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My aims in preparing this edition remain the same as the were at the beginning: to bring contemporary sociology to students who have had little or no exposure to the field; to make this presentation as comprehensive, balanced, and clear as possible, without compromising the complexity of the discipline of sociology; and to stress concrete illustrations of sociological principles rather than describing them in abstract terms.
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Table of contents

1. Introducing Sociology. I. THE ELEMENTS OF SOCIETY. 2. Culture. 3. Social Structure. 4. Socialization. 5. Social Interaction. 6. Organizations. 7. Deviance and Social Control. 8. Community and Urban Life. II. INEQUALITIES. 9. Inequality, Stratification, and Class. 10. Ethnic and Racial Inequality. 11. Sex Roles and Inequality. 12. Age and Inequality. III. INSTITUTIONS. 13. The Family. 14. Education. 15. Religion. 16. The Economic System. 17. The Political System. IV. SOCIETY AND CHANGE. 18. The Dynamics of Populations. 19. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. 20. Social and Cultural Change. Appendix: Research Methods. Glossary. References. Index.
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