Sociology In Our Times: The Essentials

Paperback | February 26, 2007

byDiana Kendall, Rick Linden, Jane Murray

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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials introduces students to a brief survey of sociological theories and methods. This cutting-edge book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of theories, research, and "lived experiences" that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: The Essentials is noted for its lively writing style and especially strong integration of engaging "Lived Experiences" - extended examples that focus on various issues to illustrate chapter coverage. These extended examples are introduced with the vignette that opens each chapter and are then carried throughout the chapter in various boxes, features, and exercises. Sociology in Our Times is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, which includes diverse theoretical viewpoints such as feminist and postmodernist theory. Kendall, Murray and Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.

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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials introduces students to a brief survey of sociological theories and methods. This cutting-edge book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of theories, research, and "lived experiences" that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:459 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176251952

ISBN - 13:9780176251956

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Table of Contents

Part I: Studying SocietyChapter 1: The Sociological Imagination: Theory and MethodsPart II: The Nature of Social LifeChapter 2: The Nature of Social LifeChapter 3: SocializationChapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective BehaviourChapter 5: Groups and OrganizationsChapter 6: Deviance and CrimePart III: Social Differences and Social InequalityChapter 7: Global StratificationChapter 8: Social Stratification and ClassChapter 9: Ethnic Relations and RaceChapter 10: Sex and GenderChapter 11: Health, Health Care, and DisabilityChapter 12: PoliticsChapter 13: Families and Intimate Relation-shipsChapter 14: Education and ReligionChapter 15: Population and Urbanization