American Society: An Introduction to Macrosociology (American Society)

American Society: An Introduction to Macrosociology (American Society)

By: Daniel W. Rossides (author)Hardback

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This text invites student to pursue a career in sociology, entices others to consider advanced courses in sociology, and yet serves those who will take but one sociology course. Intended as a basic text for the Introduction to Sociology course, this book is also designed for the course in American Society. Throughout, every effort is made to present sociology's struggles to understand how society works and to supply the knowledge needed to run it better. Concepts are explained as they are introduced and are used and reused until students have a sense of mastery over the subject matter. The text presents sociology as both an academic and applied discipline. It stresses the challenges of relating sociological knowledge to policymaking and provides case studies on how professionals solve (or do not solve) problems. By involving students in policy issues, the text sharpens analytical skills and predisposes students toward asking questions and avoiding easy answers


Chapter 1 American Society and Culture: An Overview Chapter 2 Sociology: The Search for Knowledge and Direction Chapter 3 Knowledge, Power, and Social Policy: How Sociology Probes the Unknown Chapter 4 The Dynamics of Personality: The American Search for Identity Chapter 5 Analyzing Social Relations: Human Behavior as Structures of Interaction Chapter 6 The Economy and Professions Chapter 7 Corporate America: Understanding Complex Organizations Chapter 8 Political, Legal, and Urban Systems: The American Polity Chapter 9 Family, Marriage, and Population Chapter 10 Religion Chapter 11 Education Chapter 12 The American Class System Chapter 13 Ethnic and Racial Inequality Chapter 14 American Inequalities by Gender, Age, Disability, and Sexual Preference Chapter 15 The United States in the World System Chapter 16 American Society as the Cause of Problems Chapter 17 American Society as Problem Solver Chapter 18 American Society as the Problem Chapter 19 Harnessing the Economy and Professions to Social Functions

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  • ISBN13: 9781882289059
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9781882289059
  • weight: 1266
  • ISBN10: 1882289056

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