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Sociology : A Down-to-Earth Approach - James M. Henslin

Sociology

A Down-to-Earth Approach

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This best-selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed down-to-earth approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life. The sixth edition of this highly-regarded text retains all the features that have made previous editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage students without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text can.

The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
Sociology and the Other Sciences
Down-to-Earth Sociology: An Updated Version of the Old Elephant Story
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Enjoying a Sociology Quiz: Sociological Findings Versus Common Sense
Origins of Sociology
The Role of Values in Social Research
Verstehen and Social Facts
Sexism in Early Sociology
Sociology in North America
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Early North American Sociology: Du Bois and Race Relations
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Careers in Sociology: What Applied Sociologists Do
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Sociology or Social Work?
Taking Back Children from the Night
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Trends Shaping the Future of Sociology
Culture
What Is Culture? Cultural Diversity Around the World: Do You Feel Sorry?
Hire an Apology Specialist
Components of Symbolic Culture
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Emoticons: Written Gestures for Expressing Yourself Online
Cultural Diversity in the United States: Race and Language: Searching for Self Labels
Cultural Diversity in the United States: Miami: Language in a Changing City
Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures
Values in U.S
Society
Mass Media in Social Life: Why Do Native Americans Like Westerns? Cultural Universals
Thinking Critically: Are We Prisoners of Our Genes?
Sociobiology and Human Behavior
Technology in the Global Village
Socialization
What Is Human Nature?
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Heredity or Environment?
The Case of Oskar and Jack, Identical Twins
Socialization into the Self, Mind, and Emotions
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Signs of the Times: Are We Becoming IK?
Socialization into Gender
Mass Media in Social Life: From Xena, Warrior Princess, to Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: Changing Images of Women in the Mass Media
Agents of Socialization
Cultural Diversity in the United States: Caught Between Two Worlds
Sociology and the New Technology: Would Bionic Men and Women Be Fair in Sports?
The Question of Genetic Engineering
Resocialization
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Boot Camp as a Total Institution
Socialization Through the Life Course
Are We Prisoners of Socialization?
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Levels of Sociological Analysis
The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure
Down-to-Earth Sociology: College Football as Social Structure
Social Institutions
Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Amish-Gemeinschaft Community in a Gesellschaft Society
The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Mass Media in Social Life: You Can''t Be Thin Enough: Body Images and the Mass Media
The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology
How Sociologists Do Research
What Is a Valid Sociological Topic?
Common Sense and the Need for Sociological Research
A Research Model
Research Methods
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Loading the Dice: How Not to Do Research
Down-to-Earth Sociology: The Hawthorne Experiments
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Applied Sociology: Marketing Research as a Blend of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Thinking Critically: Doing Controversial Research: Counting the Homeless
Gender in Sociological Research
Ethics in Sociological Research
How Research and Theory Work Together
Thinking Critically: Are Rapists Sick?
A Close-Up View of Research
Societies to Social Networks
Social Groups and Societies
The Transformation of Societies
Sociology and the New Technology: So, You Want to Be Yourself?
Cloning in the Coming Bioeconomy
Groups Within Society
Cultural Diversity in the United States: How Our Social Networks Perpetuate Social Inequality
Sociology and the New Technology: Electronic Communities: Cybercommunications and Our Changing Culture
Group Dynamics
Thinking Critically: If Hitler Asked You to Execute a Stranger, Would You?
The Milgram Experiment
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
The Rationalization of Society
Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy
Down-to-Earth Sociology: The McDonaldization of Society
Voluntary Associations
Working for the Corporation
Thinking Critically: Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Humanizing the Corporate Culture
Sociology & the New Technology: Cyberslackers and Cybersleuths: Surfing at Work U.S
and Japanese Corporations
Cultural Diversity Around the World: Japanese and U.S
Corporations in an Age of Greed
Deviance and Social Control
What Is Deviance?
Cultural Diversity Around the World: Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Thinking Critically: Is It Rape, or Is It Marriage? A Study in Culture Clash
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Mass Media in Social Life: Pornography on the Internet: Freedom Versus Censorship
The Functionalist Perspective
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Islands in the Street: Urban Gangs in the United States
The Conflict Perspective
Class, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System
Reactions to Deviance
Thinking Critically: Three Strikes and You''re Out! Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws
Thinking Critically: Changing Views: Making Hate a Crime
The Trouble with Official Statistics
Global Stratification
Systems of Social Stratification
Mass Media in Social Life: What Price Freedom? Slavery Today
What Determines Social Class? Why Is Social Stratification Universal?
How Do Elites Maintain Stratification?
Comparative Social Stratification
Global Stratification: Three Worlds
Thinking Critically: Open Season: Children as Prey
How the World''s Nations Became Stratified
Thinking Critically: When Globalization Comes Home: Maquiladoras South of the Border
Maintaining Global Stratification
A Concluding Note
Social Class in the United States
What Is Social Class? Down-to-Earth Sociology: How the Super-Rich Live
Sociological Models of Social Class
Consequences of Social Class
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Can Money Buy Happiness?
Sociology and the New Technology: Closing the Digital Divide: The Technology Gap
Social Mobility
Poverty
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Exploring Myths about the Poor
Thinking Critically: The Nation''s Shame: Children in Poverty
Thinking Critically: The Welfare Debate: The Deserving and the Undeserving Poor
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Poverty: A Personal Journey
Sex and Gender
Issues of Sex and Gender
Thinking Critically: Biology Versus Culture-Culture Is the Answer
Gender Inequality in Global Perspective
Cultural Diversity Around the World: Female Circumcision
How Females Became a Minority Group
Cultural Diversity Around the World: Pssst
You Wanna Buy a Bride? China in Transition
Gender Inequality in the United States
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Making the Invisible Visible: The Deadly Effects of Sexism
Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Thinking Critically: Sexual Harassment of Women in the Military
Gender and Violence
Mass Media in Social Life: Beauty and Pain: How Much Is an Ad Worth?
The Changing Face of Politics
Glimpsing the Future with Hope
Race and Ethnicity
Laying the Sociological Foundation
Cultural Diversity in the United States: Tiger Woods and the Emerging Multiracial Identify: Mapping New Ethnic Terrain
Down-to-Earth Sociology: Common Sense and Sociology: What Is Race?
Thinking Critically: Self-Segregation: Help or Hindrance for Race Relations on Campus?
Theories of Prejudice
Mass Media in Social Life: Preaching Hatred: Crime or Inalienable Right?
Down-to-Earth Sociology: The Racist Mind
Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations
Cultural Diversity in the United States and Around the World: You Can Work for Us, But You Can''t Live Near Us
Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States. Do
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ISBN: 9780205352241
ISBN-10: 0205352243
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 21.59  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.91
Edition Number: 6