New Society by Robert J. Brym

New Society

byRobert J. Brym

Hardcover | January 11, 2016

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New Society brings together a well-respected team of expert contributors from across Canada to answer the question "Why Sociology?" The job of figuring out what to do with our lives and how to act in the world is more difficult than ever. Sociology helps by analyzing the pressing social issues of the day, showing how those issues affect all of us, and setting out options for dealing with them. Moreover, sociology views social issues from a unique disciplinary perspective. All in all, it is a controversial and exciting discipline. Social problems are typically complex. The options for action often involve different benefits and disadvantages for different groups. Sociologists often see things differently than other social and natural scientists. Not surprisingly, therefore, sociology, like any vibrant academic discipline, involves a lot of heated debate. New Society brings sociology to life by highlighting social issues that are of real, everyday concern to Canadian undergraduates. It encourages students to critically approach topics in social issues, so they can intellectually form their own conclusions. Inspire your sociology classroom with New Society, Eighth Edition.

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Title:New SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 11.13 × 8.69 × 1 inPublished:January 11, 2016Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176570063

ISBN - 13:9780176570064

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Part One: Introduction Chapter 1: Introducing Sociology - Robert Brym, University of TorontoChapter 2: Research Methods - Neil Guppy, University of British ColumbiaPart Two: Culture Chapter 3: Culture - Robert Brym, University of TorontoChapter 4: Socialization - Lisa Strohschein, University of AlbertaChapter 5: Gender and Sexualities - Rhonda L. Lenton, York UniversityChapter 6: Communication and Mass Media - Sonia Bookman, University of ManitobaPart Three: Inequality Chapter 7: Social Stratification - Harvey Krahn, University of AlbertaChapter 8: Gender Inequality - Marisa Young, McMaster UniversityChapter 9: Race and Ethnic Relations - Vic Satzewich, McMaster UniversityChapter 10: Development and Underdevelopment - Anthony Winson, University of GuelphPart Four: Institutions Chapter 11: Families - Sandra Colavecchia, McMaster UniversityChapter 12: Work and Occupations - Sandy Welsh, University of Toronto Chapter 13: Education - Scott Davies, OISE, University of TorontoChapter 14: Religion - Reginald W. Bibby, University of LethbridgePart Five: Change and Conflict Chapter 15: Deviance and Crime - Julian Tanner, University of TorontoChapter 16: Population and Urbanization - John Hannigan, University of TorontoChapter 17: Sociology and the Environment - S. Harris Ali, York UniversityChapter 18: Health and Aging - Margaret J. Penning and Neena L. Chappell, University of VictoriaChapter 19: Politics and Social Movements - Robert Brym, University of TorontoChapter 20: Globalization - Josée Johnston, University of TorontoEpilogueThe Future of Sociology: Michael Burawoy, University of California, BerkeleyReferences Index Online ChapterChapter 21: Networks, Groups, and Bureaucracies Robert Brym, University of TorontoLance Roberts, University of ManitobaLisa Strohschein, University of AlbertaJohn Lie, University of California, Berkeley