This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 56 classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is organized around basic sociological concepts and connects these concepts to the study of Sociology or our world.
Introduces the basic topics and questions that sociologists investigate. Explores the nature of sociology as an academic discipline, the nature of social organization, order and power in society, and the dynamic nature of human social life. Each chapter concludes with questions to discuss or ponder. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.