Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | October 1, 2013

EditorLorne Tepperman, Patrizia Albanese, James Curtis

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Lorne Tepperman is professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. Lorne is one of Canada's leading sociologists and the former president of the Canadian Sociological Association. He has authored and edited several sociology texts for OUP Canada, including Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, first and second editions,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.54 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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* Fully rewritten chapter for this editionIntroduction: Why Not Become a Sociologist? NEW, Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia AlbaneseIntroductionA Definition of SociologyHow Sociology Differs from Other Academic FieldsConclusionPart One: Theory and Methodology1. Sociological Theory and Research Methods *, Bruce Arai and Anthony ThomsonIntroduction: Why Theory and Methods?The Birth of Sociology in the Age of RevolutionEmile DurkheimKarl MarxMax WeberSymbolic InteractionismConflict TheoryFeminist SociologyTheory and ResearchResearch TechniquesPart Two: Major Social Processes2. Culture and Culture Change, Shyon BaumannIntroduction: Why Study Culture?What Is Culture?The Role of Culture in Social TheoryCultural RealmsCultural DynamicsCanadian Culture3. Being Social, Barbara A. MitchellIntroduction: What Is Socialization?Human Behaviour - Nature or Nurture?Theorizing SocializationThe FamilyThe Peer GroupSchoolsMass MediaThe Life Course, Aging, and SocializationSocialization Processes: Pawns, Puppets, or Free Agents?4. Social Organization, Dorothy Pawluch, William Shaffir, and Lorne TeppermanIntroductionA Functionalist View of Statuses and RolesSymbolic Interactionism: Roles, Self, IdentitySets of People, Differently OrganizedCliquesBureaucraciesHow Bureaucracies Actually Work5. Deviance, Vincent F. Sacco and Alicia D. HortonIntroductionWhat Is Deviance?Deviance as a Sociological ConceptResearching DevianceThe Sociology of Deviant BehaviourMaking Sense of the "Facts" of Deviant BehaviourThe Sociology of Deviant CategoriesDeviance and PostmodernismPart Three: Types of Social Inequality6. Class, Status, and Social Inequality * Ann D. Duffy and Sara J. CummingIntroductionClass and Status Inequalities in Sociological ThoughtUnderstanding PovertyPolicies to Address PovertyConclusion: Social and Economic Inequalities - Future Trends7. Gender and Sexuality *, Janet Siltanen, Andrea Doucet, and Patrizia AlbaneseIntroduction: Gender, Sexuality, and YouGender and Sexuality as Critical Vantage PointsLiving Gendered LivesConclusion: On to the Future . . . Gender Relations and Social Change8. Ethnic and Race Relations, Nikolaos I. LiodakisIntroductionDefining Ethnicity and RaceBuilding a Nation or Two: Canada's Development through ImmigrationThe New Mosaic: Recent Canadian Immigration TrendsMulticulturalism and Its CriticsPrejudice and RacismCulturalism and Political Economy: Explaining Socio-economic InequalitiesFrom the Vertical to the Colour-Coded MosaicDifferentials within Ethnic and Racialized Groups: The Roles of Class, Gender, and Place of BirthConclusion: The Future of Race and EthnicityPart Four: Social Institutions9. Families and Personal Life, Maureen BakerIntroductionFamily VariationsExplaining Family Patterns and PracticesRecent Issues in Canadian Families10. Education, Terry WotherspoonIntroductionThe Changing Face of EducationAlternative Accounts of Educational Growth and DevelopmentEducational ParticipantsEducational Policy, Politics, and IdeologiesEducation, Work, and FamiliesEducational Opportunities and Inequalities11. Work and the Economy, Pamela SugimanIntroductionWorld Economic SystemsThe Global EconomyThe Capitalist Economy: Where People WorkThe Social Organization of Work TodayThe Changing Face of Labour: Diversity Among WorkersWorkers' Coping and Resistance: The Struggle for Dignity and RightsConclusion: Work in the Future, Our Future as Workers12. Health Issues, Juanne ClarkeIntroductionTheoretical PerspectivesThe Sociology of Health, Illness, Disease, and SicknessSociology of Medicine13. Religion in Canada, Lori G. BeamanIntroductionReligion in ProfileDefinitions of ReligionNew Religious MovementsTheories of Religion and SocietyThe Quiet RevolutionReligion and LawReligion and Gender14. Politics and Social Movements *, Randle Hart, Howard Ramos, Karen Stanbridge, John VeugelersIntroductionPowerThe StateCultural and Social ProcessesInstitutional ProcessesTransnationalismWhat Is a Social Movement?Theoretical ApproachesThe Analysis of Social MovementsPart Five: Canadian Society and the Global Context15. Globalization and Social Change *, Liam SwissIntroductionConvergence vs DivergenceSociological Approaches to GlobalizationGlobal FlowsConclusion: Convergence, Divergence, and Social Change16. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment *, Cheryl TeelucksinghIntroductionDemographic IndicatorsDevelopment of Canadian CitiesCities and Perspectives on the Environment17. Mass Media and Communication, David YoungIntroductionSociological Theories of the MediaPolitical Economy of the MediaCultural Studies of the MediaThe Internet: Extending Political Economy and Cultural StudiesGlossaryReferencesIndexNote: Each chapter includes:- Conclusion- Questions for Critical Thought- Recommended Readings- Recommended Websites