This classic introduction to sociology as a perspective gives students a sound understanding of key sociological concepts as well as insight into how sociologists view society and human beings. Clearly written and organized, it shows students how the various aspects of sociology fit together—and are relevant to their own lives.
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.