Sociology (8th Edition)

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9780130184955: Sociology (8th Edition)

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Sociology that use a comprehensive text.The most widely adopted sociology multi-media learning package. Authoritative, comprehensive, and stimulating, this carefully coordinated combination textbook, CD-ROM, and Website offers a fresh and contemporary perspective-with a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. Its emphasis on cultivating a global perspective , its multicultural view , its focus on critical thinking , and its abundance of boxed features and full program of colorful maps bring sociology to life and appeal to students across all academic backgrounds.

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In a fresh "student-friendly" format, this highly- successful volume introduces the major methods, theories, and findings of sociology and relates them to today's sociological institutions, movements, and issues. The goal of this book is to show students how to analyze everyday events through the sociological perspective, increase social knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills. With treatments of sociological paradigms, insightful boxes addressing current issues and social policy, and a broad range of effective supplements encompassing many medias, Sociology is one of the most comprehensive and powerful teaching and learning packages available.

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This best-selling introduction to sociology offers a fresh and contemporary perspective—with a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. It brings sociology to life by cultivating a global perspective, a multicultural view, and a focus on critical thinking about sociological issues. Features an abundance of special theme boxes (including Sociology of Everyday Life); unique Windows on the World Global Maps; Seeing Ourselves National Maps; and lists of (Web) Sites to See; Covers topics such as, culture; society; socialization; social interaction in everyday life; groups and organizations; deviance; social stratification; social class in the United States; global stratification; sex and gender; race and ethnicity; aging and the elderly; the economy and work; politics and government; family; religion; education; health and medicine; population and urbanization; environment and society; collective behavior and social movements; and social change in traditional, modern, and postmodern societies. For anyone wanting an introduction to sociological concepts.

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