This volume introduces the major methods, theories and findings of sociology and relates them to today's sociolgoical institutions, movements and issues. The third edition has the same goals as the previous editions: to show students how to analyze everyday events through sociological perspective, increase social knowledge and develop critical thinking skills. An instructor's edition (0-13-031212-6), instructor's manual (0-13-064361-0) and study guide (0-13-064395-5) are available.
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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.From the Back Cover:
Now in its fifth edition, this acclaimed textbook continues to engage students with its understandable presentations of abstract issues. The authors present the essentials of sociology with their hallmark combination of clarity and intellectual rigor.
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