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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sociology

Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher:
ISBN: 0534209793
Release Date: 1994
Genre:

Joan Ferrante's new Sixth Edition is a powerful tool for putting this country-and the world-into clear perspective and helping you master the sociological concepts that confront all cultures.

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.

Diversified Health Occupations

Author: Louise M Simmers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418030216
Release Date: 2008-03-07
Genre: Medical

The highly respected Diversified Health Occupations, now in its seventh edition, is the informational authority on careers in health care. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the seventh edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

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.

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.

Ten Questions A Sociological Perspective

Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133713449
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Social Science

A perfect alternative to the traditional introductory sociology text, TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles. The text poses and answers questions that pique student interest, such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger, and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes such new real-world examples as the political revolution in Egypt and the Tea Party movement as illustrations of social conflict; and intriguing new discussions of how individuals can affect society, inequality and social stratification, and many other topics. 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.