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This book should be of interest to students taking introductory courses in sociology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 053409600X
  • 9780534096007

Table of contents

Groups and relationships: a sociological sampler. Part I: The sociological process: an overview of concepts, theories and research methods. Concepts for social and cultural theories. Micro sociology: testing interaction theories. Macro sociology: testing structural theories. Special topic 1: correlation and sampling. Part II: Individuals and groups. Biology, culture, and society. Socialization and social roles. Deviance and conformity. Social control. Part III: Stratification and conflict. Concepts and theories of stratification. Comparing systems of stratification. Special topic 2: aspects of income inequalities in America. Intergroup conflict: racial and ethnic inequality. Special topic 3: minorities and stardom. Gender and inequality. Part IV: Social institutions. The family. Special topic 4: the older family. Religion. Politics and the state. The interplay between education and occupation. Part V: Change. Social change and modernization. Special topic 5: stirrups and feudal domination. Population changes. Special topic 6: the life cycle of the baby boom. Urbanization. The organizational age. Collective behavior and social movements - William Sims Bainbridge. Index. Glossary.
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