Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction by John SteckleyElements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction by John Steckley

Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction

byJohn Steckley, Guy Kirby Letts

Paperback | March 15, 2013

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a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/ebrochure/steckley/index.html"img src="/images/hed/closer_look_btn.gif"/aAcclaimed by instructors and students alike for its fresh, innovative approach to the discipline, Elements of Sociology is back and better than ever in this brand new third edition. Narratives, anecdotes, and a wealth of examples and illustrations challenge students to think differently not onlyabout sociology, but also about the social world that surrounds them.
John Steckley, professor of sociology and anthropology for more than 20 years at Humber College, is the author of over a dozen books and 200 articles in scholarly journals. A specialist in Aboriginal languages, culture, and history (and reportedly the last known speaker of the Wyandot [or Huron] language), he has worked as a consultan...
Title:Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge this book by its cover Please do not judge this book by its cover. Somewhere at OUP is someone with a red shoe fetish who keeps putting them on the cover of my book. This book is much more interesting that its cover - funny, entertaining, and informative. There is also a new chapter on the sociology of the environment that I hope student readers will like.
Date published: 2013-08-01

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations of Sociology1. Introduction to Sociology2. Social Research MethodsPart Two: Social Structures3. Culture4. Socialization5. Social Roles, Interaction, and Organization6. DeviancePart Three: Social Difference7. Social Inequality8. "Race" and Ethnicity9. Gender and SexualityPart Four: Social Institutions10. Family11. Religion12. Education13. Health and MedicinePart Five: Global Perspectives14. The Environment NEW15. Social Change and the FutureGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex

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"The chapters are eye-catching and informative, but organized in a way that makes it easy to grasp the main concepts." --Amanda Zavitz, Fanshawe College