Sociology: Your Compass For A New World

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byRobert J. Brym, Lance W. Roberts, John Lie

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Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, Fourth Edition, is the new gold-standard for introductory sociology courses. The renowned author team shows students how thinking sociologically can help them draw connections between themselves and the social world. Key sociological concepts are clearly connected to students' personal experiences by using examples from popular culture that resonate deeply with student interests and experiences. This text devotes more space to drawing connections between objectivity and subjectivity in research, making the discipline more appealing to students. Tables and graphs are not simply referred to, they are analyzed. Where evidence warrants, some theories are rejected and others endorsed. With a new, visually-compelling design and an engaging, relevant narrative, Sociology: Your Compass for a New World will inspire the development of your students' sociological imaginations.

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Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, Fourth Edition, is the new gold-standard for introductory sociology courses. The renowned author team shows students how thinking sociologically can help them draw connections between themselves and the social world. Key sociological concepts are clearly connected to students' personal experienc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:588 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176503862

ISBN - 13:9780176503864

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Sociological CompassChapter 2: How Sociologists Do ResearchChapter 3: CultureChapter 4: SocializationChapter 5: Social InteractionChapter 6: Networks Groups, Bureaucracies, and SocietiesChapter 7: Deviance and CrimeChapter 8: Social Stratification: Canadian and Global PerspectivesChapter 9: Globalization, Inequality, and DevelopmentChapter 10: Race and EthnicityChapter 11: Sexualities and Gender StratificationChapter 12: Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging, and DeathChapter 13: Work and the EconomyChapter 14: PoliticsChapter 15: FamiliesChapter 16: ReligionChapter 17: EducationChapter 18: The Mass MediaChapter 19: Health and MedicineChapter 20: Population and UrbanizationChapter 21: Collective Action and Social MovementsChapter 22: Technology and the Global Environment (Online Chapter)