With increasing student numbers and greater diversity within the student population, sociology lecturers are inevitably looking for new books that will help them teach. Macionis/Plummer, Sociology: A Global Introduction does just that. With European society as its central focus, issues are discussed in greater depth than existing textbooks, with the inclusion of many European theorists. It still contains US data so that there are interesting comparisons between life in the UK and the US. Of particular significance is the book's global perspective where Macionis/Plummer situate the student reader in relation to the rest of the world and not just within his/her own society. This is featured heavily throughout the text with the use of global maps and boxes. The excellent pedagogy and superior supplements package will be a welcome facilitator for anyone teaching a large and diverse student body. The student is encouraged to engage with the subject through a variety of pedagogical features such as opening vignettes, boxes and critical thinking questions. Furthermore with a 'Going Further' resources section, the student is enticed to study the subject in more depth with lists of introductory and classic readings, as well as journals and specific websites and addresses of relevant research institutes.
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This comprehensive, balanced, intellectually solid introduction to the discipline of sociology is designed for students with little or no previous exposure to the field.From the Back Cover:
This comprehensive paperback introduction to sociology provides a balanced presentation of the field--e.g., social organization and the individual, social inequality, social institutions, and social environments and social change. Current studies, research, references, and data are woven throughoutas are special boxes highlighting topics of special interest: Sociology of Media, Internet/Technology, Applying Sociology, Window on Sociology, and Global Society. Internet exercises direct readers to a companion website. The Process of Sociological Research. Culture. Society and Social Structure. Social Interaction and Social Networks. Socialization. Groups and Organizations. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. Social Stratification. Social Class and Poverty in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Minorities. Age and Health in Society. Gender. The Family. Education. Religion. Power, Politics, and Government. The Economy and Work. Population and Ecology. Cities, Urbanization, and Community Change. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Social and Cultural Change. For anyone who needs an introduction to, or refresher of, basic concepts of sociology, or a broad overview of sociological current research and data.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M013664533X