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Sociology : A Global Introduction - John J. Macionis


Published: 1st September 2011
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Sociology: a global introduction represents a uniquely co-ordinated and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. International in outlook and culturally wide-ranging, it also reminds us that sociology is valuable. Unrivalled in breadth, it is a text of passion and sophistication helping you become an active, connected and critical learner.

About the Author

John J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Macionis' publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education.



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      Part One: Introducing Sociology
      1 The Sociological Imagination
      2 Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Globally
      3 Studying the Social: An Introduction to Sociological Method

      Part Two: The Foundations of Society: From Macro to Micro
      4 Societies
      5 Culture
      6 Groups, Organisations and the Rise of the Network Society
      7 Micro-sociology: The Social Construction of Everyday Life

      Part Three: The Unequal World: Difference, Division and Social Stratification
      8 Inequality, Social Divisions and Social Stratification
      9 Global Poverty/Global Inequality
      10   Class, Poverty and Welfare: The Case of the UK
      11   Racism, Ethnicities and Migration
      12   The Gender Order and Sexualities
      13   Age Stratification, Children and Later Life
      14   Disabilities, Care and the Humanitarian Society

      Part Four: Social Structures, Social Practices and Social Institutions
      15   Economies, Work and Consumption
      16   Power, Governance and Social Movements
      17   Control, Crime and Deviance
      18   Families, Personal Life and Living Together
      19   Religion and belief
      20   Education
      21   Health, Medicine and Well-being
      22   Communication and the New Media
      23   Science, Cyberspace and the Risk Society

      Part Five: Social Change and the Twenty-First Century
      24   Populations, Cities and the Space of Things to Come
      25   Social Change and the Environment
      26   Living in the Twenty-First Century

      Part Six: Resources for Critical Thinking: Creating Sociological Imaginations
      1 Films
      2 Novels
      3 Art and sociology
      4 Time and space
      5 Websites
      6 YouTube
      7 Key social thinkers
      8 World statistics
      9 Big debates of our time
      10 Abbreviations and acronyms
      11 Glossary
      12 References   

      ISBN: 9780273727910
      ISBN-10: 0273727915
      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 1064
      Published: 1st September 2011
      Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 26.6 x 19.4  x 3.6
      Weight (kg): 1.93
      Edition Number: 5
      Edition Type: Revised