Foundations of Sociology

Hardcover | January 6, 2014

byJohn Steckley

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This vibrant, engaging introduction to society and social life promises to be the book sociology students will want to read. Through his inimitable narrative style, author John Steckley explores the theories, structures, and relationships that make up our social world while encouragingstudents to think critically about their role in society. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Foundations of Sociology lays the groundwork students need to succeed in introductory sociology courses and beyond.

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This vibrant, engaging introduction to society and social life promises to be the book sociology students will want to read. Through his inimitable narrative style, author John Steckley explores the theories, structures, and relationships that make up our social world while encouragingstudents to think critically about their role in so...

John Steckley, professor of sociology and anthropology for more than 20 years at Humber College, is the author of more than 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 consu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.12 inPublished:January 6, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195443225

ISBN - 13:9780195443226

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Brief ContentsDetailed ContentsList of Tables, Figures, and Boxed FeaturesIntroducing... Foundations of SociologyA Word or Two from the AuthorPart One: Foundations of Sociology1. Introduction to Sociology2. How Sociology Works: Theories and Approaches3. Social Research MethodsPart Two: Social Life4. Culture5. Socialization6. Social Roles, Interaction, and Organization7. Consumption8. DeviancePart Three: Social Difference9. Social Inequality10. "Race" and Ethnicity11. Gender and Sexuality12. Disability13. Aging and the Life CoursePart Four: Social Institutions14. Family15. Religion16. Education17. Work18. Health and Medicine19. Mass MediaPart Five: Global Perspectives20. Globalization21. The Environment22. Social Change and the FutureGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex

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"Foundations of Sociology is extremely student-friendly. . . . There are lots of graphs, photos, figures, and cartoons, all of which make the book very visually pleasing." --Christopher J. Fries, University of Manitoba