Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1305856309
ISBN 13: 9781305856301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall,Rick Linden,Jane Lothian Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 9780176558635
ISBN 13: 0176558632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

"Sociology in Our Times is a popular introductory sociology text used at both colleges and universities. Sociology in Our Times systematically frames each chapter in the text with each of the five main theoretical perspectives: functionalist, conflict, feminist, symbolic interactionist, and postmodernist."--

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 9781337109659
ISBN 13: 1337109657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials Book Review:

Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 0534626858
ISBN 13: 9780534626853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

This cutting-edge, applied book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of theories, research, and "lived experiences" that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. The author's vivid, applied, personal writing style engages students, and activates compelling everyday examples that make sociology particularly relevant to diverse students. A social issue or application opens each chapter and provides various topics for boxes, features, and examples that are carried throughout the entire chapter. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues; as well as for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, which includes diverse theoretical viewpoints such as feminist and postmodernist theory. Kendall shows students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1305537335
ISBN 13: 9781305537330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials Book Review:

Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 10th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the theme of social change and the ways in which media-particularly social media-and other forms of technology inevitably bring about new ways of living, interacting with others, or doing certain activities or task. New sections on social change have been added throughout the book, and the theme also appears in the “Sociology Works!” and “Media” features. “Sociology and Social Policy” boxes return to this edition, examining issues such as gun control, prevention of military suicides, and whether employers should be allowed to “spy” on their employees. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into the chapter content by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change. New timely topics include environmental activism, immigration, bullying and social media, and same-sex marriage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall,Jane Lothian Murray,Rick Linden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 9780176648749
ISBN 13: 0176648747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

Sociology in Our Times, Sixth Canadian Edition, highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden speak to a wide variety of Canadian students and capture their interest by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. The research within the 6th Canadian edition includes the best work of classical and established contemporary sociologists, presented in a straightforward and easily understandable way. Each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in a rapidly changing world.

Resonance

Resonance
Author: Hartmut Rosa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 1509519920
ISBN 13: 9781509519927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resonance Book Review:

The pace of modern life is undoubtedly speeding up, yet this acceleration does not seem to have made us any happier or more content. If acceleration is the problem, then the solution, argues Hartmut Rosa in this major new work, lies in “resonance.” The quality of a human life cannot be measured simply in terms of resources, options, and moments of happiness; instead, we must consider our relationship to, or resonance with, the world. Applying his theory of resonance to many domains of human activity, Rosa describes the full spectrum of ways in which we establish our relationship to the world, from the act of breathing to the adoption of culturally distinct worldviews. He then turns to the realms of concrete experience and action – family and politics, work and sports, religion and art – in which we as late modern subjects seek out resonance. This task is proving ever more difficult as modernity’s logic of escalation is both cause and consequence of a distorted relationship to the world, at individual and collective levels. As Rosa shows, all the great crises of modern society – the environmental crisis, the crisis of democracy, the psychological crisis – can also be understood and analyzed in terms of resonance and our broken relationship to the world around us. Building on his now classic work on acceleration, Rosa’s new book is a major new contribution to the theory of modernity, showing how our problematic relation to the world is at the crux of some of the most pressing issues we face today. This bold renewal of critical theory for our times will be of great interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781133957171
ISBN 13: 113395717X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials Book Review:

Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sociology Book

The Sociology Book
Author: Sarah Tomley,Mitchell Hobbs,Megan Todd,Marcus Weeks,DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 1465499490
ISBN 13: 9781465499493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology Book Book Review:

Exploring more than 80 of the big ideas and key theories in the field of sociology in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with each other. The Sociology Book offers a deep dive into a range of societal issues, ranging from government and gender identity to inequalities, globalization, and even the "Disneyfication" of today's world. New globalizing forces make our world increasingly interconnected. Similar issues affect us all: discover the tension between the needs of the individual and society, the changing workplace, and the role of everything from government to mass culture in our lives. To explain each concept, The Sociology Book makes each topic crystal clear using quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries. It defines terms such as "liquid modernity" and "communitarianism", and explains the theories of seminal thinkers from Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Examining everything from antisocial behavior to how the middle classes monopolize the best jobs, The Sociology Book is an unmissable read for students and anyone interested in human behavior. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

The Sociology of Time

The Sociology of Time
Author: John Hassard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 1349208698
ISBN 13: 9781349208692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Time Book Review:

The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of time. Based on selected contributions from leading writers, it illustrates the range of issues and perspectives which define the field. The volume traces distinct traditions of time analysis in social science and uses these to explain, for example, the development of capitalist time-consciousness, the ways we structure time in organizations and institutions, and how our time perceptions change in line with changes in culture. The book is for those who wish to understand how time comes to condition our everyday actions and affairs.

Sociology in Our Time

Sociology in Our Time
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780495905110
ISBN 13: 0495905119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Time Book Review:

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, 8th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

The End of Love

The End of Love
Author: Eva Illouz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 1509550267
ISBN 13: 9781509550265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Love Book Review:

Western culture has endlessly represented the ways in which love miraculously erupts in people’s lives, the mythical moment in which one knows someone is destined for us, the feverish waiting for a phone call or an email, the thrill that runs down our spine at the mere thought of him or her. Yet, a culture that has so much to say about love is virtually silent on the no less mysterious moments when we avoid falling in love, where we fall out of love, when the one who kept us awake at night now leaves us indifferent, or when we hurry away from those who excited us a few months or even a few hours before. In The End of Love, Eva Illouz documents the multifarious ways in which relationships end. She argues that if modern love was once marked by the freedom to enter sexual and emotional bonds according to one’s will and choice, contemporary love has now become characterized by practices of non-choice, the freedom to withdraw from relationships. Illouz dubs this process by which relationships fade, evaporate, dissolve, and break down “unloving.” While sociology has classically focused on the formation of social bonds, The End of Love makes a powerful case for studying why and how social bonds collapse and dissolve. Particularly striking is the role that capitalism plays in practices of non-choice and “unloving.” The unmaking of social bonds, she argues, is connected to contemporary capitalism which is characterized by practices of non-commitment and non-choice, practices that enable the quick withdrawal from a transaction and the quick realignment of prices and the breaking of loyalties. Unloving and non-choice have in turn a profound impact on society and economics as they explain why people may be having fewer children, increasingly living alone, and having less sex. The End of Love presents a profound and original analysis of the effects of capitalism and consumer culture on personal relationships and of what the dissolution of personal relationships means for capitalism.

Introduction to Sociology 2e

Introduction to Sociology 2e
Author: Heather Griffiths,Eric Strayer,Susan Cody-Rydzewski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-12-31
ISBN 10: 9781680922226
ISBN 13: 168092222X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sociology 2e Book Review:

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book's conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today's students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface. The images in this textbook are grayscale. Authors include: Heather Griffiths, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones

Orderly Fashion

Orderly Fashion
Author: Patrik Aspers
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 0691171130
ISBN 13: 9780691171135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orderly Fashion Book Review:

For any market to work properly, certain key elements are necessary: competition, pricing, rules, clearly defined offers, and easy access to information. Without these components, there would be chaos. Orderly Fashion examines how order is maintained in the different interconnected consumer, producer, and credit markets of the global fashion industry. From retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom to producers in India and Turkey, Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers--chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara. Aspers investigates these retailers' interactions and competition in the consumer market for fashion garments, traces connections between producer and consumer markets, and demonstrates why market order is best understood through an analysis of its different forms of social construction. Emphasizing consumption rather than production, Aspers considers the larger retailers' roles as buyers in the production market of garments, and as potential objects of investment in financial markets. He shows how markets overlap and intertwine and he defines two types of markets--status markets and standard markets. In status markets, market order is related to the identities of the participating actors more than the quality of the goods, whereas in standard markets the opposite holds true. Looking at how identities, products, and values create the ordered economic markets of the global fashion business, Orderly Fashion has wide implications for all modern markets, regardless of industry.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781111305505
ISBN 13: 1111305501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials Book Review:

The latest edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS builds on the best of this popular text’s previous editions while offering new chapter-opening first-person accounts of individuals lived experience and significantly updated coverage, learning tools, and opportunities for students to apply what they learn and make a difference in their own communities. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in social issues already familiar to students hold students’ interest and engage their sociological imaginations as they learn the concepts, theories, and research that comprise sociology today. A vibrant new interior design and an exciting collection of new videos with assignable activities complement the texts’ new coverage of timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sociology of Work

The Sociology of Work
Author: Keith Grint
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0745632505
ISBN 13: 9780745632506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Work Book Review:

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781337150224
ISBN 13: 1337150223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

The Public and Their Platforms

The Public and Their Platforms
Author: Carrigan, Mark,Fatsis, Lambros
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-06-09
ISBN 10: 1529201055
ISBN 13: 9781529201055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public and Their Platforms Book Review:

Cutting across multiple disciplines, this book maps out a new role for the public sociologist in the post-COVID world. It envisions a new kind of public sociology that brings together “the digital” and the “physical” to create public spaces where critical scholarship and active civic engagement can meet in a mutually reinforcing way.

Youth Sociology

Youth Sociology
Author: Alan France,Julia Coffey,Steven Roberts,Catherine Waite
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 1350314625
ISBN 13: 9781350314627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Sociology Book Review:

Falling somewhere between childhood and adulthood, 'Youth' is a key period of transition. It can be difficult to define and make sense of this period in one's life. However it is categorised, young people face a number of challenges and issues growing up in today's world. From the pressures created by social media to the increasing precarity of employment, the major social, cultural and economic developments of our time are each impacting this period of the lifecourse in myriad ways. Youth Sociology helps readers to understand how such changes factor into the experience of being young today, and illuminates the realities of the world in which young people live. Embedding perspectives and insights from a wide range of disciplines beyond sociology, this authoritative new textbook will be incredibly useful for all students of youth.

The Sociology of Nationalism

The Sociology of Nationalism
Author: David McCrone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-05-03
ISBN 10: 1134822618
ISBN 13: 9781134822614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Nationalism Book Review:

In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are: * classical and contemporary theories of nationalism * nationalism and ethnicity * nationalism and the nation state * colonial and post-colonial nationalisms * neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.