Sociology In Our Times: The Essentials

Paperback | January 27, 2011

byJane Murray, Rick Linden, Diana Kendall

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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book thathighlights the relevance of sociology to students' lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory,and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in a rapidly changing world.

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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book thathighlights the relevance of sociology to students' lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.65 inPublished:January 27, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176502572

ISBN - 13:9780176502577

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Table of Contents

Part One: Studying Society Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World Part Two: The Nature of Social Life Chapter 3: Socialization Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada Chapter 8: Global Stratification Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race Chapter 10: Sex and Gender Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships Chapter 13: PoliticsChapter 14: Education Chapter 15: Religion Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization