Introduction to Sociology 2e

Introduction to Sociology 2e
Author: Heather Griffiths,Nathan Keirns,Gail Scaramuzzo,Susan Cody-Rydzewski,Eric Strayer,Sally Vyrain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-12-31
ISBN 10: 9781680921014
ISBN 13: 1680921010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology 2e Book Review:

Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version is organized so that topics are introduced conceptually, with relevant, everyday experiences.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Frank van Tubergen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1351134949
ISBN 13: 9781351134941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

Comprehensive and engaging, this textbook introduces students not only to foundational sociological work, but also to insights from contemporary sociological theory and research. This combined approach ensures that students become familiar with the core of sociology: key concepts, theories, perspectives, methods, and findings. Students will acquire the ability to think like a sociologist, investigate and understand complex social phenomena. This text presents a complete sociological toolkit, guiding students in the art of asking good sociological questions, devising a sophisticated theory and developing methodologies to observe social phenomena. The chapters of this book build cumulatively to equip students with the tools to quickly understand any new sociological topic or contemporary social problem. The textbook also applies the sociological toolkit to selected key sociological issues, showing how specific sociological topics can be easily investigated and understood using this approach. Taking a global and comparative perspective, the book covers a rich diversity of sociological topics and social problems, such as crime, immigration, race and ethnicity, media, education, family, organizations, gender, poverty, modernization and religion. The book presents a range of helpful pedagogical features throughout, such as: Chapter overview and learning goals summaries at the start of every chapter; Thinking like a sociologist boxes, encouraging students to reflect critically on learning points; Principle boxes, summarizing key sociological principles; Theory schema boxes, presenting sociological theories in a clear, understandable manner; Stylized facts highlighting key empirical findings and patterns; Key concepts and summary sections at the end of every chapter; and Companion website providing additional material for every chapter for both instructors and students, including PowerPoint lecture notes, discussion questions and answers, multiple-choice questions, further reading and a full glossary of terms. This clear and accessible text is essential reading for students taking introductory courses in sociology. It will also be useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in other social science disciplines, such as psychology, economics, human geography, demography, communication studies, education sciences, political science and criminology.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: George Ritzer
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 1506362648
ISBN 13: 9781506362649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

This Fourth Edition of George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the digital world, and the “McDonaldization” of society. With examples on every page from current events and contemporary research, and stories about “public” sociologists who are engaging with the critical issues of today, the text demonstrates the power of sociology to explain the world, and the diversity of questions that sociologists seek to answer. New to this Edition New “Trending” boxes focus on influential books written by sociologists that have become part of the public conversation about important issues. Replacing “Public Sociology” boxes, these boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter, and feature such authors as: Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton (Paying for the Party) Randol Contreras (The Stick-Up Kids) Matthew Desmond (Evicted) Kimberly Hoang (Dealing in Desire) Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land) Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo) C.J. Pascoe (Dude, You're a Fag) Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina) Allison Pugh (The Tumbleweed Society)Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including Uber, bitcoin, net neutrality, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberactivism. New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including: the 2016 U.S. election Brexit the global growth of ISIS climate change President Trump's proposed Mexican border wall further segmentation of wealthy Americans in the "super rich" transgender people in the U.S. armed forces charter schools the legalization of marijuana the Flint water crisis fourth-wave feminism

An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000-02
ISBN 10: 9780393949506
ISBN 13: 0393949508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Bryan S. R. Green,Edward A. Johns
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483135888
ISBN 13: 9781483135885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

An Introduction to Sociology presents the theoretical approaches, the methods of inquiry, and the concepts with which sociologists attempt to order the intricate phenomena of social interaction. This book provides an illustration of particular investigations that may provide some insights into substantive features of society and social behavior. Organized into six chapters, this book starts with an overview of scientific proposition, which is the statement of a relationship between specified properties of events and objects. This text then explains the fundamental concepts that appear in the empirical and theoretical writings of sociologists. Other chapters present a discussion of what sociologists actually study, which includes the substantive areas of investigation and the aims of the investigation. This book discusses as well the institutionalized areas of society, including the family, the economy, and the polity. The final chapter deals with the theories of the middle-range. This book is a valuable resource for sociologists.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Blacksleet River
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1449977472
ISBN 13: 9781449977474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Pamela Abbott,Melissa Tyler,Claire Wallace
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 1134382456
ISBN 13: 9781134382453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Contemporary Introduction to Sociology

Contemporary Introduction to Sociology
Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander,Kenneth Thompson,Laura Desfor Edles
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1317264991
ISBN 13: 9781317264996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

The first edition of A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology was the first truly new introductory sociology textbook in decades. Written by two leading sociologists at the cutting edge of theory and research, the text reflected the idioms and interests of contemporary American life and global social issues. The second edition continues to invite students to reflect upon their lives within the context of the combustible leap from modern to postmodern life. The authors show how culture is central to understanding many world problems as they challenge readers to confront the risks and potentialities of a postmodern era in which the futures of both the physical and social environment seem uncertain. As culture rapidly changes in the 21st century, the authors have broadened their analysis to cover developments in social media and new data on gender and transgender issues.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: OpenStax College
Publsiher: Chegg
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2012-06
ISBN 10: 9781938168017
ISBN 13: 1938168011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

"Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of its Open Educational Resources initiative. This free online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The text is designed for the Introduction to Sociology course at any two- to four-year school."--BC Campus website.

Society Explained

Society Explained
Author: Nathan Rousseau
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 1442207124
ISBN 13: 9781442207127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society Explained Book Review:

Society Explained introduces students to key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book walks readers through subjects that include individualism; culture; socialization and imagination; values, money, and politics; marriage and family; religious diversity; and education and social change. Nathan Rousseau engages readers with personal examples and those drawn from wider society. Each chapter covers leading thinkers and critical concepts, and chapters build on each other to helps readers acquire a holistic view of society and their role in it. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the sociological imagination.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Theodor W. Adorno
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780804746830
ISBN 13: 0804746834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

Introduction to Sociology distills decades of distinguished work in sociology by one of this century’s most influential thinkers in the areas of social theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and music. It consists of a course of seventeen lectures given by Theodor W. Adorno in May-July 1968, the last lecture series before his death in 1969. Captured by tape recorder (which Adorno called “the fingerprint of the living mind”), these lectures present a somewhat different, and more accessible, Adorno from the one who composed the faultlessly articulated and almost forbiddingly perfect prose of the works published in his lifetime. Here we can follow Adorno’s thought in the process of formation (he spoke from brief notes), endowed with the spontaneity and energy of the spoken word. The lectures form an ideal introduction to Adorno’s work, acclimatizing the reader to the greater density of thought and language of his classic texts. Delivered at the time of the “positivist dispute” in sociology, Adorno defends the position of the “Frankfurt School” against criticism from mainstream positivist sociologists. He sets out a conception of sociology as a discipline going beyond the compilation and interpretation of empirical facts, its truth being inseparable from the essential structure of society itself. Adorno sees sociology not as one academic discipline among others, but as an over-arching discipline that impinges on all aspects of social life. Tracing the history of the discipline and insisting that the historical context is constitutive of sociology itself, Adorno addresses a wide range of topics, including: the purpose of studying sociology; the relation of sociology and politics; the influence of Saint-Simon, Comte, Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and Freud; the contributions of ethnology and anthropology; the relationship of method to subject matter; the problems of quantitative analysis; the fetishization of science; and the separation of sociology and social philosophy.

An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Ken Browne
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2005-04-29
ISBN 10: 0745632580
ISBN 13: 9780745632582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA′s Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing ′the standard for textbooks at this level′ – this new edition builds on the book′s existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students′ learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book′s value as a learning and teaching resource. Student–friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs – and the re–designed internal lay–out – also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A–level – as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses – will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.

Introduction to Sociology Preliminary Edition

Introduction to Sociology  Preliminary Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 9781631891304
ISBN 13: 1631891308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Preliminary Edition Book Review:

This book was developed for Cochise College from generally available open educational resources (OER) in use of multiple institutions.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance
Author: Linsey McGoey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1317674391
ISBN 13: 9781317674399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance Book Review:

Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities have challenged this assumption, and have explored the ways in which ignorance can serve as a vital resource – perhaps the most vital resource – in social and political life. In this seminal volume, leading theorists of ignorance from anthropology, sociology and legal studies explore the productive role of ignorance in maintaining and destabilizing political regimes, entrenching corporate power, and shaping policy developments in climate science, global health, and global economic governance. From debates over death tolls during the war in Iraq, to the root causes of the global financial crisis, to poverty reduction strategies at the World Bank, contributors shed light on the unexpected ways that ignorance is actively harnessed by both the powerful and the marginalized in order to achieve different objectives. This eye-opening volume suggests that to understand power today, we must enrich our understanding of ignorance. This book was originally published as a special issue of Economy and Society.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
Author: Professor Pål Repstad,Assoc Prof Inger Furseth
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 140947710X
ISBN 13: 9781409477105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion Book Review:

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations
Author: Rudi Volti
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 1483342417
ISBN 13: 9781483342412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations Book Review:

The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier,Richard P. Appelbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2003-01
ISBN 10: 9780393977707
ISBN 13: 0393977706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology Book Review:

This book was written in the belief that sociology has a key role to play in modern intellectual culture and a central place within the social sciences. [The authors'] aim [was] to write a book that combines some originality with an analysis of all the basic issues of interest to sociologists today.-Pref.

My Sociology

My Sociology
Author: Rosalind Gottfried
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 1315402807
ISBN 13: 9781315402802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Sociology Book Review:

My Sociology reconceptualizes intro sociology for the changing demographics in today’s higher education environment. Concise and student-focused, My Sociology captures students' attention with engaging stories and a focus on non-dominant populations. Rather than introducing students to theory and history at the beginning of the text, the book integrates the necessary information throughout to keep students engaged.

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology
Author: Richard F. Larson,White,Knapp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1992-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780840382894
ISBN 13: 0840382898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to the Sociology of Development

Introduction to the Sociology of Development
Author: Andrew Webster
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1990-03-01
ISBN 10: 1349205842
ISBN 13: 9781349205844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Sociology of Development Book Review:

An introduction to the subject, covering key sociological questions such as, the Third World and its poverty, modernization theory, theories of underdevelopment, and critiques of aid and industrialization.