Sociology: A Canadian Perspective by Lorne Tepperman

Sociology: A Canadian Perspective

EditorLorne Tepperman, Patrizia Albanese

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Featuring chapters written by over 30 of Canada's leading sociologists, this fourth edition provides an authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the fascinating field of sociology. Extensive Canadian and international examples tie sociological theory to real-worldexperiences, inspiring students to take an in-depth look at the micro and macro forces that shape the social world around them.

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Lorne Tepperman is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He served as chair of the department from 1997 to 2003 and has won many teaching awards, including the Dean's Excellence Award, an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts and Science, and an Oswald Hall Teaching Award given by the De...
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Title:Sociology: A Canadian PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019901292X

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PrefaceContributorsIntroduction: Why Not Become a Sociologist? (Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese)A Definition of SociologyHow Sociology Differs from Other Academic FieldsPart I: Theory and Methodology1. Sociological Theory (Anthony Thomson)Introduction: Why Theory?The Birth of Sociology in the Age of RevolutionClassical SociologyMicrosociologyFeminist SociologyPower and ResistanceModernism and Post-Modernism2. Research Methods (Bruce Arai)IntroductionSociology as a ScienceTheory and ResearchResearch TechniquesThe Context of Sociological ResearchPart II: Major Social Processes3. Culture and Culture Change (Shyon Baumann)Why Study Culture?What Is Culture?The Role of Culture in Social TheoryCultural RealmsCultural DynamicsCanadian Culture4. Socialization (Barbara A. Mitchell)Introduction: 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?5. Statuses, Roles, Self, and Identity (Dorothy Pawluch and William Shaffir)IntroductionA Functionalist View of Statuses and RolesSymbolic Interactionism: Roles, Self, and IdentityConflict Perspectives6. Groups and Organizations (Lorne Tepperman)IntroductionSets of PeopleCliquesBureaucraciesHow Bureaucracies Actually Work7. Deviance (Vincent F. Sacco and Alicia D. Horton)IntroductionWhat Is Deviance?Deviance as a Sociological ConceptResearching DevianceThe Sociology of Deviant BehaviourMaking Sense of the "Facts" of Deviant BehaviourThe Sociology of Deviant CategoriesDeviance and Post-modernismPart III: Types of Social Inequality8. Class and Status Inequality (Sara J. Cumming and Ann D. Duffy)IntroductionClass and Status Inequalities in Sociological ThoughtUnderstanding PovertyPolicies to Address PovertyConclusion: Social and Economic Inequalities - Future Trends9. Gender Relations (Janet Siltanen and Andrea Doucet)Introduction: Gender Relations and YouThinking SociologicallyLiving Gendered LivesOn to the Future: Gender Relations and Social Change10. Sexuality (Patrizia Albanese)IntroductionSexuality over the CenturiesThe Scientific Study of SexSociology of Sex: Theoretical and Methodological ApproachesSexual Citizenship in Canada and ElsewhereSex and the WorkplaceCybersex, Pornography, and the InternetSexual Offences11. Ethnic and Race Relations (Nikolaos I. Liodakis)IntroductionA Brief History of Ethnicity and RaceRecent Approaches: Critical Race Theory and Post-colonialismBuilding One Nation or Two: Canada's Development through ImmigrationThe New Mosaic: Recent Canadian ImmigrationMulticulturalism and Its DiscontentsPrejudice and RacismCulturalism and Political Economy: Explanations for Socio-economic InequalitiesThe Vertical Mosaic Then and the Colour-Coded Mosaic TodayEarnings Differentials within Ethnic Groups: The Roles of Class, Gender, and Place of BirthConclusion: The Future of Race and Ethnicity12. The Social Aspects of Aging (Lynn McDonald)IntroductionThe Demographic ImperativeSocial Theories in the Field of AgingThe Basics: Health, Income, and Social ConnectednessPart IV: Social Institutions13. Families and Personal Life (Maureen Baker)IntroductionFamily VariationsExplaining Family Patterns and PracticesRecent Issues in Canadian FamiliesReforming Canadian Family PoliciesFuture Families14. Education (Terry Wotherspoon)IntroductionThe Changing Face of EducationAlternative Accounts of Educational Growth and DevelopmentEducational ParticipantsEducational Policy, Politics, and IdeologiesEducation, Work, and FamiliesEducation and New TechnologiesEducational Opportunities and Inequalities15. Work and the Economy (Pamela Sugiman)IntroductionWorld Economic SystemsThe Global EconomyThe Capitalist Economy: Where People WorkSocial ReproductionThe 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 Workers16. Health Issues (Juanne Clarke)IntroductionTheoretical PerspectivesThe Sociology of Health, Illness, Disease, and SicknessSociology of Medicine17. Religion in Canada (Lori G. Beaman)IntroductionReligion in ProfileDefinitions of ReligionNew Religious MovementsTheories of Religion and SocietyThe Quiet RevolutionReligion and LawReligion and Gender18. Politics and Political Movements (Howard Ramos and Karen Stanbridge)IntroductionPowerThe StateCultural and Social ProcessesInstitutional ProcessesTransnationalism19. Social Movements (John Veugelers and Randle Hart)IntroductionWhat Is a Social Movement?Theoretical ApproachesThe Analysis of Social MovementsPart V: Canadian Society and the Global Context20. Challenges of Globalization (Pierre Beaudet)IntroductionGlobalizations and GlobalizationThe Contested Impact of Neo-liberal GlobalizationBreaking Barriers: Culture and TechnologyThe Great DebateOne Global World: Prospects and ConstraintsFailing ProcessesWidening Gaps through the CrisisGlobalization into the Twenty-First CenturyAnti- or Alter-Globalization?Conclusion: Multitudes and "Glocal"21. Population and Society (Frank Trovato)IntroductionDemographic Change and Social ChangeWorld PopulationAge Compositions of Developed and Developing CountriesTheories of Population ChangeCanada's Population: An OverviewFertility22. Cities and Urban Sociology (Louis Guay and Pierre Hamel)Introduction: Understanding CitiesUrban Sociology: Past and PresentThe Rise and Demise of the Industrial CityUrban Governance and Metropolitan IssuesCities, the Environment, and Sustainable Development23. Mass Media and Communication (David Young)IntroductionSociological Theories of the MediaPolitical Economy of the MediaCultural Studies of the MediaThe Internet: Extending Political Economy and Cultural Studies24. The Environment (G. Keith Warriner)IntroductionThe Basics of Environmental SociologyThe Environment and Ecological ScarcityThe Environment and Social TheoryThe Environment and Social Movements25. Technology and Society (Anabel Quan-Haase)IntroductionDefining TechnologyCommunity and TechnologyTechnology and InequalityPresentation of Self OnlineOnline Deception, Deviance, and BullyingRomantic Relationships OnlineA Society of OverloadGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"This text provides a good mix of theory and how the theory applies to lived experiences, circumstances, and populations." --Robert McCoy, Saint Thomas University