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Sociology: The Essentials (Available Titles CengageNOW)

Sociology: The Essentials (Available Titles CengageNOW)
Author: Margaret L. Andersen - Howard F. Taylor
ISBN 13: 9780495390930
ISBN 10: 495390933
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-01-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 519
List Price: $135.95

This textbook emphasizes the relationships between individuals and social structures, inequality, institutions, and change. Specific chapters address sociological perspectives and research, culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and organizations, deviance and crime, class and stratification, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, families and religion, education and health care, politics and the economy, population and urbanization, and social movements. The authors teach at the University of Delaware and Princeton University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


This text/CD-ROM package, a briefer, paperback version of the authors' text, , introduces basic concepts and theories of sociology, adopting a theme of social change. Critical thinking, diversity, debunking society's myths, social policy, and a global perspective are additional themes woven throughout the text. The CD-ROM contains Web links and questions about sites. This second edition offers a new chapter on age and sex, and expanded material on racial profiling, interracial dating and marriage, and bioterrorism. Andersen teaches sociology and women's studies at the University of Delaware. Taylor teaches sociology at Princeton University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)