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Sociological footprints

introductory readings in sociology

Author: Leonard Cargan,Jeanne H. Ballantine

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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Explore some of today's most important social issues, such as violence, welfare reform, technology globalization, and terrorism, with the 76 sociology readings in SOCIOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS. You'll find classical, contemporary, popular and multicultural articles in each chapter that demonstrate a wide range of perspectives. Each article is proceeded by a short introductory essay, a series of guideline questions and a list of glossary terms.

Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716761488

Category: Social Science

Page: 774

View: 368

Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study presents students with a compelling, clear study of issues of race, gender, and sexuality within the context of class. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze each phenomena, as well as the relationships among them, thereby deepening their understanding of each issue surrounding race and ethnicity.

Sociology: Pop Culture to Social Structure

Author: Robert Brym,John Lie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833869

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 603

More than ever before, this book makes sociology relevant by applying sociological concepts and theories in a fun, hip way, using pop culture as the vehicle for relating to students. The new title, SOCIOLOGY: POP CULTURE TO SOCIAL STRUCTURE, underscores this approach by reflecting the book’s stronger trio of themes, which 1) use pop culture to apply sociological concepts to everyday phenomena, 2) illustrate how technological change drives social change through examples that are familiar to students, and 3) engage students in thinking critically by asking them where they fit in to the larger context of social patterns in the world, and challenging them to apply sociological ideas when thinking about governmental or institutional policies. Streamlined by 15 percent in this edition, the text teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. Movie reviews in the popular Sociology at the Movies boxes explore the sociological messages in recent movies such as The Social Network, Avatar, Milk, and many others. Up-to-date discussions of topics such as race, poverty, and religious practices are accompanied by exploration of contemporary issues related to our increasingly digital world, including examinations of how technological change shortens attention span, the Internet as an atomizing and a community-building force, and electronic surveillance and social control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in a Changing World

Author: William Kornblum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133172857

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum's vibrant, visual, and research-based new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book's features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum's ninth edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, Brief Edition: Enhanced Edition

Author: Robert Brym,John Lie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495598933

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 3671

This balanced, mainstream, beautifully written, and up-to-date text is unrivaled in its ability to get students to see the connection between themselves and the social world. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. It has been heralded for its inclusion of pop culture examples that instantly connect with today’s students, and for its presentation of sociological concepts in a fresh, contemporary light. The book features movie reviews in the popular Sociology at the Movies boxes that explore the sociological messages within recent movies such as CRASH, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SYRIANA, and many others. The authors also draw on the real world with examples from Chris Rock’s stand-up routine, the hip-hop music scene, and the rituals of the Super Bowl, as well as scholarly discussions of topics ranging from race and poverty to religious practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Readings for Sociology

Author: Garth Massey

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938845

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 5539

The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7958

Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.

Understanding Society

An Introductory Reader

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Kim A. Logio,Howard Francis Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111185961

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, and interest. The emphasis of this collection is on articles that students will both understand and also find intriguing. UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, includes the most up-to-date selection available today. Out of sixty-eight total articles, thirty-eight are new in this edition. The new articles were selected to engage student interest, to reflect the richness of sociological thought, and to add articles that address issues that have emerged since the publication of the last edition (such as the economic recession, the Haiti earthquake, and the increasing racial segregation of schools, to name a few). As always, the editors have included the top names in the field. Five themes run throughout the text: classical sociological theory, contemporary research, diversity, globalization, and the application of the sociological perspective.

Sociology for Social Work

An Introduction

Author: Chris Yuill,Alastair Gibson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200574

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 8965

This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: -Gender -Class -Ethnicity and race -Ageing -Health -Intimacies -Social exclusion -Crime and deviance -Communities -Disability The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.

Introduction to Sociology

Scandinavian Sensibilities

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen,Gunnar C. Aakvaag,Thomas Johansson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273727392

Category: Sociology

Page: 397

View: 2906

This book will enhance and further develop your sociological imagination with a 'sensibility' that has its breeding ground in the Scandinavian countries; this is the first comprehensive attempt to write an international/Nordic text book and introductory text to sociology."--pub. desc.

Our Social World

Introduction to Sociology, 3e Media Edition

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Keith A. Roberts

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412992982

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

View: 1453

The Third Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent textbook that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. Key Features: * Offers a strong global focus: A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro world. * Illustrates the practical side of sociology: Boxes highlight careers and volunteer opportunities for those with a background in sociology as well as policy issues that sociologists influence. * Encourages critical thinking: Provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated epistemology. * Presents "The Social World Model" in each chapter: This visually-compelling organizing framework opens each chapter and helps students understand the interrelatedness of core concepts. New to the Third Edition: * Thirty new boxed features, including the innovative 'Engaging Sociology' and 'Applied Sociologists at Work' features * Three substantially reorganised chapters (2. Examining the Social World, 3. Society and Culture, and 13. Politics and Economics) * 315 entirely new references and 120 new photos.

The Musical Ascent of Herman Being

A How-To Novel

Author: Robert Danziger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961342753

Category: Music appreciation

Page: 97

View: 2897

Rural Communities

Legacy + Change

Author: Cornelia Butler Flora

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974329

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

View: 389

Communities in rural America are a complex mixture of peoples and cultures, ranging from miners who have been laid off in West Virginia, to Laotian immigrants relocating in Kansas to work at a beef processing plant, to entrepreneurs drawing up plans for a world-class ski resort in California's Sierra Nevada. Rural Communities: Legacy and Change uses its unique Community Capitals framework to examine how America's diverse rural communities use their various capitals?natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built?to address the modern challenges that face them.Each chapter opens with a case study of a community facing a particular challenge, and is followed by a comprehensive discussion of sociological concepts to be applied to understanding the case. This narrative, topical approach makes the book accessible and engaging for undergraduate students, while its integrative approach provides them with a framework for understanding rural society based on the concepts and explanations of social scienceThis fifth edition is updated throughout with 2013 census data and features new and expanded coverage of health and health care, food systems and alternatives, the effects of neoliberalism and globalization on rural communities, as well as an expanded resource and activity section at the end of each chapter.

Imagining Sociology

Author: Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199008773

Category: Canada

Page: 432

View: 8848

The only introductory sociology text to offer integrated readings throughout, Imagining Sociology is a refreshing new introduction to the fascinating world of sociology. Original readings by the founders of the discipline and today's top sociologists encourage students to engage directly withcore ideas in the discipline while an accessible narrative framework offers context for understanding these ideas. Combining contemporary examples and interesting activities throughout, this text helps students recognize how their own lives impact and are impacted by society at large.

The Sociology of Education

A Systematic Analysis

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Floyd M. Hammack,Associate Professor of Sociology Jenny Stuber,Jenny Stuber

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315299909

Category: Education

Page: 578

View: 9571

The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis is a comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. This textbook gives a sociological analysis of education by incorporating a diverse set of theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work as well as the role sociologists play in both understanding and bring about change. In addition to up-to-date examples and research, the eighth edition presents three chapters on inequality in educational access and experiences, where class, race and ethnicity, and gender are presented as separate (though intersecting) vectors of educational inequality. Each chapter combines qualitative and quantitative approaches and relevant theory; classics and emerging research; and micro- and macro-level perspectives.??

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

View: 1163

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979242

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

View: 1820

Offering a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methods, a broad range of resources, and both classic and contemporary studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book’s disparate topics. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text includes dozens of readable articles that illustrate major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field.

Introduction to Sociology 2e

Author: OpenStax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680920062

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4352

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.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674979850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 2734

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

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