Sociology for the 21st Century, Census Update by Tim CurrySociology for the 21st Century, Census Update by Tim Curry

Sociology for the 21st Century, Census Update

byTim Curry, Robert Jiobu, Kent Schwirian

Paperback | July 24, 2011

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Sociology for the 21st Century is the most accessible and valuable text for introductory sociology courses.


The book provides learning styles and strategies for more effective learning, and has a built-in study guide to help students focus their study time.


The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course—simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs—to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MySearchLab.


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Title:Sociology for the 21st Century, Census UpdateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1.2 inPublished:July 24, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205179665

ISBN - 13:9780205179664


Table of Contents



Part I: Perspective and Method

Chapter 1:   What Is Sociology? 

Chapter 2:   Research Methods

Chapter 3:   Culture, Society, and Social Change 

Chapter 4:   Socialization

Chapter 5;   Deviance and Crime 

Chapter 6:   Interaction, Groups, and Organizations


Part II: Social Inequality

Chapter 6:   Inequalities of Social Class 

Chapter 7:   Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity 

Chapter 8:   Inequalities of Gender 


Part III: Social Institutions

Chapter 9:   The Economy 

Chapter 10: The Political Order 

Chapter 11: Marriage and Family 

Chapter 12: Education 

Chapter 13: Religion 

Chapter 14” Medicine and Health Care 


Part IV: Working for Change

Chapter 15: Population, Ecology, and Urbanization 

Chapter 16: Collective Social Action