Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (Pearson New International Edition)

Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (Pearson New International Edition)

By: James M. Henslin (author)Paperback

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A Down-to-Earth Approach James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology. With his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares with readers his passion for sociology. In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include: comparative perspectives, the globalization of capitalism, and visual presentations of sociology. Teaching & Learning Experience *Personalize Learning - The new MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. *Improve Critical Thinking - New Learning Objectives & Questions on each page reinforce key concepts and build critical thinking skills. *Engage Students - New design and personal narrative from the perspective of an international field researcher invites students on a sociological journey. *Explore Theory - Offers a balanced approach; relevant theories are discussed in each chapter. *Understand Diversity - Global, national, and personal material combine to present a complete view of the world. *Support Instructors - New Integrated Test Bank & written activities and assessment in MySocLab engage students and help them succeed.

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Contents

IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE Glossary BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part 1 The Sociological Perspective Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective Chapter 2 Culture Chapter 3 Socialization Chapter 4 Social Structure and Social Interaction Chapter 5 How Sociologists Do Research Part II Social Groups and Social Control Chapter 6 Societies to Social Networks Chapter 7 Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations Chapter 8 Deviance and Social Control Part III Social Inequality Chapter 9 Global Stratification Chapter 10 Social Class in the United States Chapter 11 Sex and Gender Chapter 12 Race and Ethnicity Chapter 13 The Elderly Part IV Social Institutions Chapter 14 The Economy Chapter 15 Politics Chapter 16 Marriage and Family Chapter 17 Education Chapter 18 Religion Chapter 19 Medicine and Health Part V Social Change Chapter 20 Population and Urbanization Chapter 21 Collective Behavior and Social Movements Chapter 22 Social Change and the Environment COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part 1 The Sociological Perspective Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective The Sociological Perspective Sociology and the Other Sciences Origins of Sociology Values in Sociological Research Verstehen and Social Facts Sociology in North America Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Trends Shaping the Future of Sociology Summary and Review Chapter 2: Culture What Is Culture? Components of Symbolic Culture Many Cultural Worlds Values in U.S. Society Cultural Universals Technology in the Global Village Summary and Review Through the Author's Lens:Looking at Subcultures Chapter 3: Socialization Society Makes Us Human Socialization into the Self and Mind Learning Personality, Morality, and Emotions Socialization into Gender Agents of Socialization Resocialization Socialization Through the Life Course Are We Prisoners of Socialization? Summary and Review Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction Levels of Sociological Analysis The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure Social Institutions The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology Summary and Review Through the Author's Lens: Vienna Through the Author's Lens: When a Tornado Strikes Chapter 5: How Sociologists Do Research What Is a Valid Sociological Topic? Common Sense and the Need for Sociological Research A Research Model Research Methods Gender in Sociological Research Ethics in Sociological Research How Research and Theory Work Together Summary and Review Part II Social Groups and Social Control Chapter 6: Societies to Social Networks Societies and Their Transformation Groups Within Society Group Dynamics Summary and Review Chapter 7: Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations The Rationalization of Society Formal Organizations and Bureaucracies Voluntary Associations Working for the Corporation Humanizing the Corporate Culture Global Competition in an Age of Uncertainty Summary and Review Chapter 8: Deviance and Social Control What Is Deviance? The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective The Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective Reactions to Deviance Summary and Review Part III Social Inequality Chapter 9: Global Stratification Systems of Social Stratification What Determines Social Class? Why Is Social Stratification Universal? How Do Elites Maintain Stratification? Comparative Social Stratification Global Stratification: Three Worlds How Did the World's Nations Become Stratified? Maintaining Global Stratification Strains in the Global System Summary and Review Through the Authors Lens: The Dump People: Chapter 10: Social Class in the United States What Is Social Class? Sociological Models of Social Class Consequences of Social Class Social Mobility Poverty Summary and Review Chapter 11: Sex and Gender Issues of Sex and Gender Gender Inequality in Global Perspective Gender Inequality in the United States Gender Inequality in the Workplace Gender and Violence The Changing Face of Politics Glimpsing the Future-With Hope Summary and Review Through the Author's Lens: Work and Gender: Women at Work in India Chapter12: Race and Ethnicity Laying the Sociological Foundation Prejudice and Discrimination Theories of Prejudice Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations Racial-Ethnic Relations in the United States Looking Toward the Future Summary and Review Chapter 13: The Elderly Aging in Global Perspective The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective The Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective Recurring Problems The Sociology of Death and Dying Looking Toward the Future Summary and Review Part IV Social Institutions Chapter 14: The Economy The Transformation of Economic Systems The Transformation of the Medium of Exchange World Economic Systems The Functionalist Perspective on the Globalization of Capitalism The Conflict Perspective on the Globalization of Capitalism Work in U.S. Society Global Capitalism and Our Future Summary and Review Through the Author's Lens: Small TownUSA Chapter 15: Politics Micropolitics and Macropolitics Power, Authority, and Violence Types of Government The U.S. Political System Who Rules the United States? War and Terrorism: Implementing Political Objectives A New World Order? Summary and Review Chapter 16: Marriage and Family Marriage and Family in Global Perspective Marriage and Family in Theoretical Perspective The Family Life Cycle Diversity in U.S. Families Trends in U.S. Families Divorce and Remarriage Two Sides of Family Life The Future of Marriage and Family Summary and Review Chapter 17: Education The Development of Modern Education Education in Global Perspective The Functionalist Perspective: Providing Social Benefits The Conflict Perspective: Perpetuating Social Inequality The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective: Teacher Expectations Problems in U.S. Education-and Their Solutions Technology and Education Summary and Review Chapter 18: Medicine and Health Sociology and the Study of Medicine and Health The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective The Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective Historical Patterns of Health Issues in Health Care Threats to Health Treatment or Prevention? The Future of Medicine Summary and Review Part V Social Change Chapter 19: Population and Urbanization Population in Global Perspective A Planet with No Space for Enjoying Life? Population Growth Urbanization The Development of Cities Models of Urban Growth City Life Urban Problems and Social Policy Summary and Review Through the Author's Lens: A Walk Through El Tiro in Medellin, Columbia Chapter 20: Social Change and the Environment How Social Change Transforms Social Life Theories and Processes of Social Change How Technology Changes Society The Growth Machine Versus the Earth Summary and Review Epilogue: Why Major in Sociology? References Name Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292020327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781292020327
  • weight: 2100
  • ISBN10: 1292020326
  • edition: Pearson New International Edition

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