Understanding Society An Introductory Reader

Author: Margaret Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305474499
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Science

UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, 5th Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, interest, and accessibility to students. The book includes the most up-to-date selection available-38 of the 68 articles are new in this edition. The intriguing new articles were selected to engage student interest, to reflect the richness of sociological thought, and to address issues that have emerged since the publication of the last edition (such as the Tea Party movement, low-wage work, football concussion injuries, climate change, same-sex marriage, and the criminalization of undocumented immigrants, 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology

Author: Margaret L. Andersen
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 1111833788
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Social Science

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.

Sociology A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495390916
Release Date: 2007-10-24
Genre: Science

Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books Sociology

Author: Jon M. Shepard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133710028
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard's respected text is contemporary and relevant. 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

Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305856301
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

Sociological Lives and Ideas

Author: Fred C. Pampel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716779153
Release Date: 2006-09-15
Genre: Social Science

Despite their role in founding and defining the discipline of sociology, the field's classical theorists typically receive only cursory attention in standard introductory texts. Written specifically for undergraduate students, this supplemental text, Fred Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas brings to life the fundamental ideas of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, George H. Mead, and W.E.B. DuBois by placing them in the context of each theorists' biography. By exploring the lives and times of these key figures, students will gain a richer understanding of their intellectual legacies, as well as of the ways in which their work can be applied to current issues.

SOC

Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305888333
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Genre: Social Science

4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Second Thoughts

Author: Janet M. Ruane
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483300016
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Social Science

Co-authored by Karen A. Cerulo, the Eastern Sociological Society’s Robin L. Williams Lecturer for 2013-2014 Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract? Is honesty the best policy? Are children our most precious commodity? Is education the great equalizer? Adages like these shape our social life. This Sixth Edition of Second Thoughts reviews several popular beliefs and notes how these conventional wisdoms cannot be taken at face value, but instead require careful second thoughts. This unique text encourages students to step back and sharpen their analytic focus with 25 essays that use social research to expose the gray areas of commonly held beliefs, revealing the complexity of social reality and sharpening students’ sociological vision.

Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology

Author: Wadsworth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111783716
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Genre: Social Science

This series of classic articles written by key sociologists will complement any introductory sociology textbook serving as a touchstone, where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

EMIGRATING FROM CHINA TO THE UNITED STATES

Author: Yushi (Boni) Li
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398091675
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: China

In this exceptional new second edition, the author has retained much of her earlier experiences when emigrating to the United States but adds depth and detail to the life events that have currently influenced her social values, attitudes, and behaviors. This is a supplementary textbook with the fundamental purpose of facilitating students in associating the understandings in their personal daily lives with larger social forces. The main discussion focuses on cross-cultural experiences and society with the understanding that time, society, and culture will always influence everyday lives. The following topics are featured: sociological theories and how different political and economic systems influence ways of thinking, everyday life, and social interaction with others; the importance of doing research projects, collecting data, and how to avoid common mistakes; the comparison between Chinese and American cultures, and cultural shock; how immigrants assimilate themselves into American society; deviant behavior that may be considered universal; comparison and evaluation of U.S. and Chinese social stratification; racial group issues; comparison of U.S. and Chinese sex and gender behaviors; different approaches to the importance of family in cultures; the influence of Confucius versus Christianity; population issues including family planning and abortion; and urbanization and its effect on social change. Replete with numerous illustrations, the author provides a background of Chinese history, culture, and current issues. The book is especially important in the study of history immigration, world cultures, current American immigration, and the socialization and assimilation by the dominant culture in a society. This book serves as a significant resource for the general study of sociology and social sciences at all levels.

The Forest and the Trees

Author: Allan G. Johnson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 156639564X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

Sociology Understanding a Diverse Society Updated

Author: Margaret Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495007425
Release Date: 2007-02-22
Genre: Science

SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, FOURTH EDITION, is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore fascinating topics (Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison) as well as research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to sociological topics discussed in that chapter. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology yet it is fascinating and accessible, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. Andersen and Taylor get students thinking for themselves about sociology, with the book’s Debunking Society’s Myths features and critical thinking exercises. This is the book that will grab student interest and inspire them to keep reading and asking questions! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Readings in Social Theory

Author: James Farganis
Publisher:
ISBN: 1259010643
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Social Science

This established anthology of primary readings provides a firm foundation in sociological theory. Concepts are expressed through the most influential thinkers in each of the classic, contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist eras.

Essentials of Sociology

Author: David B. Brinkerhoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133630395
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Social Science

Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. 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.