Society In Question

Paperback | January 7, 2013

byRobert J. Brym

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Canada's best-selling introductory sociology reader, Society in Question, Seventh Edition, is a collection of 25 articles that provide balanced coverage of the major topics, approaches, and methods in current sociology. With his signature passion, Bob Brym selects and commissions articles characterized by their clarity, brevity, appeal to today's undergraduate students, and ability to transform one's perspective. Society in Question is organized into thematic parts that explore the main areas of sociological inquiry and focuses on a broad spectrum of sociological thought, from sports and masculinity (Dumas' "Are Sports Becoming Less Masculine?") and social media (Bookman's "Social Media: Implications for Social Life") to social inequality (Myles' "The Inequality Surge") and early childhood education (Beach et. al's "The State of Early Childhood Education and Child Care in 2009").

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Canada's best-selling introductory sociology reader, Society in Question, Seventh Edition, is a collection of 25 articles that provide balanced coverage of the major topics, approaches, and methods in current sociology. With his signature passion, Bob Brym selects and commissions articles characterized by their clarity, brevity, appea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.13 × 7.38 × 0.63 inPublished:January 7, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176509984

ISBN - 13:9780176509989

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Field of SociologyChapter 1: Sociology as a Life or Death Issue (Robert J. Brym)Chapter 2: Careers in Sociology (Scott Davies and David Walters)Part Two: Foundations of SocietyA. SocializationChapter 3: Pathology of Imprisonment (Philip E. Zimbardo)Chapter 4: Beyond Mendel's Ghost (Michael J. Janahan, Shawn Bauldry, and Jason Freeman)B. Social StructureChapter 5: Egotistical Suicide (Emile Durkheim)Chapter 6: Connecting Communities: On and Offline (Barry Wellman)Chapter 7: Social Media: Implications for Social Life (Sonia Bookman)C. CultureChapter 8: Movies and Society (Shyon Baumann)Chapter 9: Do Video Games Kill? (Karen Sternheimer)Part Three: Social InequalityA. IncomeChapter 10: The Inequality Surge (John Myles)Chapter 11: Poverty in Canada (Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell)B. Ethnicity and RaceChapter 12: Multiculturalism or Vertical Mosaic? Occupational Stratification Among Canadian Ethnic Groups (Hugh Lautard and Neil Guppy)Chapter 13: The Racial Profiling Debate in Toronto: Data, Denials and Confusion (Scot Wortley and Julian Tanner)Chapter 14: French Quebec: The Quiet Revolution, and After: Glories and Miseries of Four Utopias (Jean-Phillippe Warren)C. Sex and GenderChapter 15: Sexualities (Michael S. Kimmell and Rebecca F. Plante)Chapter 16: Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Workplace (Sandy Welsh and Jayne Baker)Part Four: Social InstitutionsA. FamiliesChapter 17: The Changing Face of Matrimony: Same-Sex Civil Marriage in the Twenty-First Century (Adam Isaiah Green)Chapter 18: The State of Early Childhood Education and Child Care in 2009 (Jane Beach, Martha Friendly, Carolyn Ferns, Nina Brabhu, and Barry Forer)B. PoliticsChapter 19: The Canadian Voter in a New Conservative Era (Lawrence LeDuc)Chapter 20: Mass Murder: What Causes It? Can It Be Stopped? (Michael Mann and James Ron)Part Five: Deviance and CrimeChapter 21: Are Sports Becoming Less Masculine? (Steve Dumas)Chapter 22: News, Truth and the Problem of Corporate Crime: The Case of Westray (John L. McMullan)Part Six: Global Development and the EnvironmentChapter 23: The Chimera of Democracy and Development (William I. Robinson)Chapter 24: Climate Change: Causes, Impact, Solutions (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)Chapter 25: The Future of Sociology (Michael Burawoy)