The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction by Beth B. HessThe Essential Sociologist: An Introduction by Beth B. Hess

The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction

byBeth B. Hess, Peter J. Stein, Susan A. Farrell

Paperback | March 21, 2001

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Beth Hess, Peter Stein, and Susan Farrell's The Essential Sociologist: An Introduction combines sound pedagogy with the latest developments in sociological research and current orientations in the field of sociology.
Beth B. Hess is at County College of Morris. Peter J. Stein is at William Paterson University. Susan A. Farrell is at Kingsborough Community College.
Title:The Essential Sociologist: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 6.81 × 9.88 × 0.91 inPublished:March 21, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195329996

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Judith LorberPart I. Self in Society1. What is Sociology and How Do You Do It?2. How Is Society Possible? Culture and Social Structure3. Becoming Social: Conformity and Deviance4. Sexualities: How Many?Part II. Structures of Inequality5. When Some Are More Equal Than Others: Social Stratification6. The American Mosaic: Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Minorities7. Drawing Distinctions: Gendered InequalityPart III. The Institutional Order8. Mating and Marrying: Contemporary Families9. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Economic Factors10. Who Rules? Power, Politics, and the Military11. Multiple Choices: Educational Systems12. Believing and Belonging: Religious Institutions13. Crimes and Punishments: The Criminal Justice System14. A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Health, Illness, and the Delivery of CarePart IV. Modern Dilemmas15. Demography as Destiny: Populations and Their Environments16. Technology and Social Change in a Global System

Editorial Reviews

"The humor in the book is refreshing. The theory section is one of the most timely that I have seen in many texts. Also, the research methods section is one of the clearest I have ever read."--Mark A. Winton, University of Central Florida