Sociology: Your Compass For A New World: Your Compass For A New World by Robert J. BrymSociology: Your Compass For A New World: Your Compass For A New World by Robert J. Brym

Sociology: Your Compass For A New World: Your Compass For A New World

byRobert J. Brym, Lance W. Roberts, Lisa Strohschein

Paperback | January 7, 2015

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With a visually compelling design and an engaging, relevant narrative, Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, Fifth Canadian Edition will inspire the development of your students' sociological imaginations. The renowned author team shows students how thinking sociologically can help them draw connections between themselves and the social world. Sociological concepts are clearly connected to students' interests and experiences by taking universal and popular elements of contemporary culture and rendering them sociologically relevant. This text devotes more space to drawing connections between objectivity and subjectivity in research, presenting a more realistic, and therefore intrinsically exciting, account of how sociologists practice their craft, and 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. The author team, using their own personal, diverse backgrounds and global research and experiences, also brings great depth to issues of diversity and globalization. They show how global processes affect local issues and how local issues conversely affect global processes. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World speaks directly to today's students about important sociological ideas in terms that they understand, making the connection between self and society clear.
Robert Brym is S. D. Clark Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the President's Teaching Academy, and a winner of the Northrop Frye Prize for academic and teaching excellence. His introductory-level textbooks have been published in Canada, Quebec (...
Title:Sociology: Your Compass For A New World: Your Compass For A New WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 10.75 × 8.44 × 0.94 inPublished:January 7, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:017653203X

ISBN - 13:9780176532031

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Designed I used an earlier version of this book a number of years ago and I assume that this version is similar. this is one of the better written and more interesting sociology textbooks. some are pretty dull. This one, however, is written in a clear style that will actually keep the student wanting to read more. the topics presented are pretty interesting and relevant to today's world. Visually it is also well done. Their are charts and graphs to help explain the material along with colour photographs. there is also a good table of contents and index. If you are using this book for a course you are lucky. If you just want to learn about sociology than this is a good book to start with. There also should be a online site where purchasers of the book can find additional information.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK Good but not the best one. Won't recommend if you don't like reading.
Date published: 2016-12-16

Table of Contents

Part One: FoundationsChapter 1: A Sociological CompassChapter 2: How Sociologists Do Research Part Two: Basic Social ProcessesChapter 3: CultureChapter 4: SocializationChapter 5: Social InteractionChapter 6: Networks, Groups, Bureaucracies, and SocietiesPart Three: InequalityChapter 7: Deviance and CrimeChapter 8: Social StratificationChapter 9: Globalization, Inequality, and DevelopmentChapter 10: Race and EthnicityChapter 11: Sexualities and Gender StratificationChapter 12: Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging and DeathPart Four: InstitutionsChapter 13: Work and the EconomyChapter 14: PoliticsChapter 15: FamiliesChapter 16: ReligionChapter 17: EducationChapter 18: Mass Media and CommunicationChapter 19: Health and MedicinePart Five: Social ChangeChapter 20: Population and UrbanizationChapter 21: Collective Action and Social MovementsChapter 22: Technology and the Global Environment (Online Only)