The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad and
Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, and
because society is constantly changing, sociology will always remain a
crucial and relevant subject. Sociology For Dummies helps you
understand this complex field, serving as the ideal study guide both
when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already
participating in a course.
- Provides a general overview of what sociology in as well as an
in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories
- Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its
importance to everyday life
Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up to
speed on this widely studied topic in no time.
About The Author
Jay Gabler, PhD, is a writer, editor, and college professor. Gabler
received his PhD from Harvard University and now teaches at Rasmussen
College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Part I: The Basic Basics.
Chapter 1: Sociology: Getting Your Head Around It.
Chapter 2: What Is Sociology, and Why Should I Care?
Chapter 3: Making It Up as They Went Along: The History of
Chapter 4: Research Methods: Because You Can?t Put Society
in a Test Tube.
Part II: Seeing Society Like a Sociologist.
Chapter 5: Socialization: What is ?Culture,? and
Where Can I Get Some?
Chapter 6: Microsociology: If Life Is a Game, What Are the
Chapter 7: Caught in the Web: The Power of Networks.
Part III: Equality and Inequality in Our Diverse
Chapter 8: Social Stratifi cation: We?re All Equal, But
Some of Us Are More Equal Than Others.
Chapter 9: Gender and Ethnicity: I Know My Race, But
Where?s the Finish Line?
Chapter 10: Getting Religion: Faith in the Modern World.
Chapter 11: Crime and Deviance: I Fought the Law . . . and I
Part IV: All Together Now: The Ins and Outs of Social
Chapter 12: Corporate Culture: The Study of Organizations (and
Chapter 13: The Rules of the Game: Social Movements and
Chapter 14: Urban Sociology and Demographics: (Ain?t No)
Love in the Heart of the City.
Part V: Sociology and Your Life.
Chapter 15: Get Born, Get a Job, Get a Kid, Get Out of Here: The
Family and the Life Course.
Chapter 16: Future Passed: Understanding Social Change.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Sociology Books That Don?t Feel Like
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Use Sociological Insight in Everyday
Chapter 19: Ten Myths About Society Busted by Sociology.