Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Tenth Edition

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0078051746

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Loose Leaf for Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260153798

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 3442

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful student-friendly program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. The approachable material encourages students to develop their sociological imaginations and start to think like a sociologist. Paired with Connect, a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology's three theoretical frameworks to the world around them.
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Sociology

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780071310468

Category:

Page: 567

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The new edition of Sociology helps students take Sociology with them on campus, in their careers, and in their communities. While still maintaining its well-balanced coverage of the 3 perspectives, this new revision has a strong focus on encouraging students to think about their world with a sociological imagination. Through its strong coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology, and current topics like mass media and social policy, Sociology provides students with knowledge they can use at school, at work, in their neighborhoods, and in the global community.
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Sociology: A Brief Introduction Loose Leaf

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078027109

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 3165

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful franchise includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. Paired with a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology’s three theoretical frameworks to the world around them. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
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Sociology and Your Life P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Author: Robert Feldman,Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259296318

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 6620

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Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317344030

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.
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Aid and Development

A Brief Introduction

Author: Myles A. Wickstead

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198744927

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 160

View: 4647

International development and aid will be prominent on the international agenda in 2015, given a number of high-profile events and conferences that will happen in the second half of the year, and which will set the agenda for the following decade and a half. The purpose of this book is to set all this in its historical context, and to show the strong linkages between aid and development priorities on the one hand and political realities and shifts on the other. It looks at different ideas about development (and the concepts of 'developing' and 'developed' countries) and how aid can support development. It makes it clear that, ultimately, development is aboutthe well-being of everyone, and of the Planet, and must be addressed as a global issue.
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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Steve Bruce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192555804

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's place in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world. In this new edition Steve Bruce discusses the continuing arguments for social egalitarianism, considering issues such as gay marriage, women in combat roles, and the 2010 Equality Act to debunk contemporary arguments against parity. As gender divisions are increasingly questioned he looks ahead to the likely consequences of this for society. Delving into the theory of sociology, Bruce also argues that the habit of dividing sociology into apparently competing 'sects' is misleading, and shows how a new understanding of the disciplinary background of many of the most famous theorists, which shows that much social theory is actually philosophy or literary theory, will prove useful to today's sociologists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Sociology in Russia

A Brief History

Author: Larissa Titarenko,Elena Zdravomyslova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331958085X

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 1741

This book represents the first comprehensive historical treatment of sociology in Russia from the mid-nineteenth century through the pre-revolutionary and Soviet eras to the present day. It sheds new light on the dramatic history of sociology in the Russian context; dramatic both in its relationship with state power, and in the large-scale societal transformations it has had to grapple with. The authors highlight several particularities including the late institutionalization of sociology in the Soviet period, the breaks in continuity between its main historical periods and the relationship between sociology and power throughout its history. This valuable work will appeal to social science and history scholars, as well as readers interested in the history of contemporary Russia.
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LooseLeaf for Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259425585

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 4469

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful, student-friendly program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. The approachable material encourages students to develop their sociological imaginations and start to think like a sociologist. Paired with Connect, a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology’s three theoretical frameworks to the world around them.
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The Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction

Author: Laura Kramer,Ann Beutel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199349432

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6370

An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Fourth Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary U.S., Laura Kramer and new coauthor Ann Beutel integrate history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. In addition, this book's explicitly sociological approach provides an alternative to--and critiques of--prevailing biological and psychological approaches to gender and sexual orientation. New to this Edition * Revised and updated with the most current research * Includes more material on gender outside of the United States * Offers expanded coverage of contemporary issues related to mass media, adolescence, sexuality, and the body * Provides more photos to add visual appeal
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Introduction to Sociology 2e

Author: OpenStax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680920062

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351958666

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 8594

Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. 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.
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Criminal Justice

A Brief Introduction

Author: Frank J. Schmalleger

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134559681

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice The gold standard for criminal justice texts Revel(TM) is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience-for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Revel for Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Twelfth Edition, offers a contemporary, authoritative look at crime in America with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. To make information resonate with students, Schmalleger asks readers to consider the balance between freedom and security issues and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to cultural, political, and societal changes. A wealth of Internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology make this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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The Sociology of Religion

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042052

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9374

Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler
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The Sociology of Sports

An Introduction, 2d ed.

Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078649767X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 1978

Reviews of the first edition: "The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended"--Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport.
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You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393674187

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The bestselling "untextbook" gets students thinking like sociologists
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