Sociology In Action: A Canadian Perspective by Diane G. SymbalukSociology In Action: A Canadian Perspective by Diane G. Symbaluk

Sociology In Action: A Canadian Perspective

byDiane G. Symbaluk, Tami M. Bereska

Paperback | February 12, 2015

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The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge.By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation.With their signature passion and clarity of style, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens.
Diane Symbaluk received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1997, with a specialization in criminology and social psychology. She joined MacEwan University in 1996 in order to pursue her joint passion for teaching and research mentorship. She has taught courses in a variety of areas including social psychology, cri...
Title:Sociology In Action: A Canadian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10.81 × 8.44 × 0.5 inPublished:February 12, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Practicing Sociology: Your Sociological ToolkitChapter 1: Seeing and Acting Through the Lens of SociologyChapter 2: Applying Sociological Research MethodsPart Two: Society and Self: The FoundationsChapter 3: "I Am Canadian": What Is "Canadian" Culture?Chapter 4: Socialization: The Self and Social IdentityChapter 5: Social Inequality in Canadian SocietyChapter 6: Mass Media: Living in the Electronic AgePart Three: The Micro and Macro of Our Everyday LivesChapter 7: Sex, Gender, and Sexualities: Deconstructing DualismsChapter 8: Race and Ethnicity: Defining Ourselves and OthersChapter 9: Canadian Families: Past, Present, and FutureChapter 10: Learning What Is "True": Religion, Science, and EducationChapter 11: Social Control, Deviance, and CrimeChapter 12: Health and Illness: Is It "Lifestyle," or Something More?Part Four: Our Changing WorldChapter 13: Social Change: Collective Behaviour and Social MovementsChapter 14: "Going Green": Environmental SociologyChapter 15: Globalization: The Interconnected World