Introduction to Sociology 2e

Author: OpenStax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680920062

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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book's conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today's students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface. The images in this textbook are grayscale.
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Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480465

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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SOC2016 Loose Leaf Edition

Author: Jon Witt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259726149

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Make Sociology new with McGraw-Hill’s Connect Sociology and SOC 2016. Integral to Connect is Investigate Sociology, a tool that develops students’ sociological imaginations by placing them in provocative scenarios where they must analyze various sources and determine a solution. Connect also comes with LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and student results, as well as fun interactivities like In their Shoes and Applying the Perspectives that teach sociology’s three theoretical frameworks. Finally, make sure students come prepared to class by assigning our many e-book activities. With McGraw-Hill’s digital tools, focus on what you do best—teaching. Unique to this program, SOC 2016 uses extensive research to meet students where they are, by providing an appealing, affordable and current program. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes SOC 2016 an ideal choice for your introductory course. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
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The Sociological Imagination

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195133730

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.
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SOC 2018

Author: Jon Witt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259702723

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Make Sociology new with McGraw-Hill’s Connect Sociology and SOC 2018. Integral to Connect is Investigate Sociology, a tool that develops students’ sociological imaginations by placing them in provocative scenarios where they must analyze various sources and determine a solution. Connect also comes with LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and student results, as well as fun interactivities like In their Shoes and Applying the Perspectives that teach sociology’s three theoretical frameworks. New to this edition are Concept Clips, short two to four minute assignable videos that review topics essential to an introductory course. Also new is Newsflash, an assignment that will keep your course full of current material by using articles and links all to keep your students involved and invested in the course because they can see what matters to them (add bold if possible). Finally, make sure students come prepared to class by assigning our many e-book activities. With McGraw-Hill’s digital tools, focus on what you do best—teaching. Unique to this program, SOC 2018 uses extensive research to meet students where they are, by providing an appealing, affordable and current program. This, coupled with powerful digital learning tools, makes SOC 2018 an ideal choice for your introductory course. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
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Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979242

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Offering a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methods, a broad range of resources, and both classic and contemporary studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book’s disparate topics. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text includes dozens of readable articles that illustrate major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field.
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Interaction Ritual Chains

Author: Randall Collins

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851742

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a "radical microsociology." It proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Each person flows from situation to situation, drawn to those interactions where their cultural capital gives them the best emotional energy payoff. Thinking, too, can be explained by the internalization of conversations within the flow of situations; individual selves are thoroughly and continually social, constructed from the outside in. The first half of Interaction Ritual Chains is based on the classic analyses of Durkheim, Mead, and Goffman and draws on micro-sociological research on conversation, bodily rhythms, emotions, and intellectual creativity. The second half discusses how such activities as sex, smoking, and social stratification are shaped by interaction ritual chains. For example, the book addresses the emotional and symbolic nature of sexual exchanges of all sorts--from hand-holding to masturbation to sexual relationships with prostitutes--while describing the interaction rituals they involve. This book will appeal not only to psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists, but to those in fields as diverse as human sexuality, religious studies, and literary theory.
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Imagined Futures

Author: Jens Beckert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674545893

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do these actors assess uncertainty? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by showing how fictional expectations drive modern economies—or throw them into crisis when imagined futures fail to materialize.
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The Sociology Project 2.5

Introducing the Sociological Imagination

Author: NYU Sociology Department,Jeff Manza

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134638018

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introductory Sociology Inspire each student’s sociological imagination Authored collaboratively by members of the NYU Sociology Department, The Sociology Project 2.5 draws on the collective wisdom of expert faculty to reveal how individuals are shaped by the contexts in which they live and act. Organized around the big questions in every subfield of the discipline, The Sociology Project 2.5 shows how sociologists analyze our world and sets students off on their own journeys of sociological inquiry. At its core, The Sociology Project 2.5 seeks to inspire each student’s sociological imagination and instill in each reader a new determination to question the world around us.
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The Sociology Project

Introducing the Sociological Imagination

Author: Jeff Manza,Richard Arum,Lynne Haney

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205093823

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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Inspiring the Sociological Imagination The Sociology Project conveys the power of the sociological imagination and engages us to interact with the questions, mysteries, and challenges of our world. Seeking to spark students' sociological imaginations, The Sociology Project provides an interactive approach for discovery. The passion and insight of the sociological perspective are revealed through a collaborative authorship. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience - for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - Featuring the most immersive media program available, MySocLab delivers dynamic, engaging experiences that personalize, stimulate, and measure learning for every student. Improve Critical Thinking - The Big Questions pedagogical framework is designed to foster intellectual curiosity. Engage Students - The text provides links to a wider world of content, including interactive maps, videos, and activities. Explore Theory - Because each author is a specialist on the chapter's topic, students learn about the most current theory, research and debates in the field. Support Instructors -- In addition to a robust support program, instructors can join the conversation with the authors and fellow teachers in our Facebook Group. Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySocLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205949606 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949601.
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Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Author: Mark Shucksmith,David L. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619854

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.
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Economics as Religion

From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond

Author: Robert Henry Nelson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271038616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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In this study, Robert H. Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America. Nelson does not see &"theology&" as a bad word, and his examination of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It is a way of seeing the rhetoric of fundamental belief&—what has been called &"vision.&"
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T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament

Author: J. Brian Tucker,Coleman A. Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567001180

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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Combining the insights of many leading New Testament scholars writing on the use of social identity theory this new reference work provides a comprehensive handbook to the construction of social identity in the New Testament. Part one examines key methodological issues and the ways in which scholars have viewed and studied social identity, including different theoretical approaches, and core areas or topics which may be used in the study of social identity, such as food, social memory, and ancient media culture. Part two presents worked examples and in-depth textual studies covering core passages from each of the New Testament books, as they relate to the construction of social identity. Adopting a case-study approach, in line with sociological methods the volume builds a picture of how identity was structured in the earliest Christ-movement. Contributors include; Philip Esler, Warren Carter, Paul Middleton, Rafael Rodriquez, and Robert Brawley.
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The Real World

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Kerry Ferris,Jill Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393639308

Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

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From Rousseau to Lenin

Author: Lucio Colletti

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0853453500

Category: History

Page: 250

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Introduction to Sociological Theory

Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Michele Dillon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118471911

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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The extensively revised and updated second edition combines carefully chosen primary quotes with wide-ranging discussion and everyday illustrative examples to provide an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary sociological theory. Combines classical and contemporary theory in a single, integrated text Short biographies and historical timelines of significant events provide context to theorists' ideas Innovatively builds on excerpts from original theoretical writings with detailed discussion of the concepts and ideas under review Includes new examples of current social processes in China, South Korea, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and other non-Western societies Additional resources, available at www.wiley.com/go/dillon, include multiple choice and essay questions, PowerPoint slides with multimedia links to content illustrative of sociological processes, a list of complementary primary readings, a quotation bank, and other background materials
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Sustainability Through the Lens of Environmental Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mdpi AG

ISBN: 9783038426608

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Our planet is undergoing radical environmental and social changes. Sustainability has now been put into question by, for example, our consumption patterns, loss of biodiversity, depletion of resources, and exploitative power relations. With apparent ecological and social limits to globalization and development, current levels of consumption are unsustainable, inequitable, and inaccessible to the majority of humans. Understanding and attaining sustainability is a crucial matter at a time when our planet is in peril--environmentally, economically, socially, and politically. Since its official inception in the 1970s, environmental sociology has provided a powerful lens to understanding the challenges, possibilities and modes of sustainability. Most chapters in this book were published as peer-reviewed articles in Sustainability in its special issue "Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology," providing an environmental sociology approach to understanding and achieving the widely used notion of "sustainability." This edited collection covers, among other topics, the inherent discursive formations of environmental sociology, conceptual tools and paradoxes, competing theories and practices, and their complex implications on our society at large. Chapters in this book specifically focus on how sustainable development has been understood through different theoretical lenses in environmental sociology, such as ecological modernization, policy/reformist sustainable development, and critical structural approaches (such as the treadmill of production, ecological Marxism, metabolic rift theory, etc.); and how sustainable development has been practiced in, or by, various stakeholders, such as states, corporations, and local communities, for various ends, through the use of specific case studies, showing, for example, the discursive shifts, dynamic formations, and diverse contours of sustainable development. The range of relevant topics includes: - Environmental sociology as a field of inquiry for sustainability - Historical context of sustainable development in environmental sociology - Nature-society relationship in environmental sociology - Theories/approaches to sustainability discourse in environmental sociology - Environmentalism/environmental movements for sustainability - Empirical cases (such as climate change, biodiversity, food, certification, etc.) through the lens of environmental sociology
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Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction

Author: Patricia Adler,Peter Adler

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 1305537114

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 640

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Setting the industry standard for the most recent and relevant articles in the field of deviance, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. The text’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler challenge readers to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society by covering a wide variety of deviant acts. They present deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. The book’s unique “interactionist” or “constructionist” perspective on deviance explores the processes in society that create deviance. Ethnographic in character, the authors’ intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. Students and instructors alike find the balanced selection of readings to be both timely and engaging, while in-depth introductions, explanations of theory, and discussion questions after each reading help guide students through the fascinating material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society

New Translations on Politics, Bureaucracy, and Social Stratification

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137365862

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society rediscovers Max Weber for the twenty-first century. Tony and Dagmar Waters' translation of Weber's works highlights his contributions to the social sciences and politics, credited with highlighting concepts such as "iron cage," "bureaucracy," "bureaucratization," "rationalization," "charisma," and the role of the "work ethic" in ordering modern labor markets. Outlining the relationship between community (Gemeinschaft), and market society (Gesellschaft), the issues of social stratification, power, politics, and modernity resonate just as loudly today as they did for Weber during the early twentieth century.
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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change

Author: Joseph F. Healey,Andi Stepnick,Eileen O'Brien

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506399754

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick, and Eileen O’Brien has been thoroughly updated to make it fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity. New to this Edition New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives to the book from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture. New coverage of intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation offer students a deeper understanding of diversity in the U.S. The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society. 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew. 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.
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