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


A Down-to-Earth Approach: United States Edition

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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 Seventh 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 shares his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text can.

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The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
Sociology and the Other Sciences
Origins of Sociology
Values in Sociological Research
Verstehen and Social Facts
Sexism in Early Sociology
Sociology in North America
Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Trends Shaping the Future of Sociology
What Is Culture?
Components of Symbolic Culture
Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures
Values in U.S. Society
Cultural Universals
Technology in the Global Village
What Is Human Nature?
Socialization into the Self and Mind
Learning Personality, Morality, and Emotions
Socialization into Gender
Agents of Socialization
Socialization Through the Life Course
Are We Prisoners of Socialization?
Social Structure and Social Interaction
Levels of Sociological Analysis
The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure
Social Institutions
The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
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
Gender in Sociological Research
Ethics in Sociological Research
How Research and Theory Work Together
Social Groups and Social Control
Societies to Social Networks
Social Groups and Societies
The Transformation of Societies
Groups Within Society
Group Dynamics
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
The Rationalization of Society
Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy
Voluntary Associations
Working for the Corporation
Humanizing the Corporate Culture
U.S. and Japanese Corporations
Deviance and Social Control
What Is Deviance?
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Reactions to Deviance
Social Inequality
Global Stratification
Systems of Social Stratification
What Determines Social Class?
Why Is Social Stratification Universal?
How Do Elites Maintain Stratification?
Comparative Social Stratification
Global Stratification: Three Worlds
How Did the Worlds Nations Become Stratified?
Maintaining Global Stratification
A Concluding Note
Social Class in the United States
What Is Social Class?
Sociological Models of Social Class
Consequences of Social Class
Social Mobility
Intergenerational Social Mobility
Sex and Gender
Issues of Sex and Gender
Gender Inequality in Global Perspective
How Females Became a Minority Group
Gender Inequality in the United States
Gender Inequality in Health Care
Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Gender and Violence
The Changing Face of Politics
Glimpsing the Futurendash;With Hope
Race and Ethnicity
Laying the Sociological Foundation
Theories of Prejudice
Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations
Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
Looking Toward the Future
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ISBN: 9780205407354
ISBN-10: 0205407358
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 22.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.92
Edition Number: 7

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