This best selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life.
The Sociological Perspective; Culture; Socialization; Social Structure and Social Interaction; How Sociologists Do Research; Societies to Social Networks; Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations; Deviance and Social Control; Global Stratification; Social Class in the United States; Sex and Gender; Race and Ethnicity; The Elderly; The Economy; Politics; Marriage and Family; Education; Religion; Medicine and Health; Population and Urbanization; Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Social Change and the Environment. KEY
For anyone interested in developing a better understanding of society and social interactions.
New edition of a text that shows how social class sets people on different paths in life, and the directions these paths take in terms of health, education, and marriage. Each chapter begins with a vignette, and also contains a preview outline and summary sections. Four types of boxes focus on down-to-earth sociology on current topics, cultural diversity, technology, and mass media in social life. The 22 chapters discuss the sociological perspective, social groups and social control, and social inequality, institutions, and change. Attractively formatted and illustrated in color and b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)