Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 9781259010835

Category: Sociologists

Page: 671

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The ninth edition of "Sociological Theory" by George Ritzer gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. Written by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, this text helps students better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts.
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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113395717X

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 2484

Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. 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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Sociological Theory

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497026172

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 7546

Facts101 is your complete guide to Sociological Theory. In this book, you will learn topics such as Emile Ourkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Social Theory

Classical and Contemporary – A Critical Perspective

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317298144

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Social Theory provides a sophisticated yet highly accessible introduction to classical and contemporary social theories. The author’s concise presentation allows students and instructors to focus on central themes. The text lets theorists speak for themselves, presenting key passages from each theorist’s corpus, bringing theory to life. The approach allows instructors the opportunity to help students learn to unpack sometimes complex prose, just as it offers inroads to class discussion. Chapters on Addams and early feminism, on Habermas and the Frankfurt School, on Foucault, and on globalization and social movements round out contemporary coverage. The book presents and explains key theories, just as it provides an introduction to central debates about them.
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The Sociology of the Individual

Relating Self and Society

Author: Athanasia Chalari

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987679

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What it socialization? What is interaction? What do we mean by identity? How can we explain the notion of self? What do we mean by intra-action? The Sociology of the Individual is an innovative and though-provoking sociological exploration of how the ideas of the individual and society relate. Expertly combining conceptual depth with clarity of style, Athanasia Chalari: explains the key sociological and psychological theories related to the investigation of the social and the personal analyses the ways that both sociology and psychology can contribute to a more complete understanding and theorising of everyday life uses a mix of international cases and everyday examples to encourage critical reflection. The Sociology of the Individual is an essential read for upper level undergraduates or postgraduates looking for a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the connection between the social world and the inner life of the individual. Perfect for modules exploring the sociology of the self, self and society, and self and identity.
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The McDonaldization of Society

Into the Digital Age

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506348572

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 8636

The book that made "McDonaldization" part of the lexicon of contemporary sociological theory, read by hundreds of thousands of students, is now in its Ninth Edition! George Ritzer's seminal work of critical sociology, The McDonaldization of Society, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. Building on the argument that that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today, this book links theory to contemporary life in a globalized world and resonates with students in a way that few other books do. Ritzer opens students’ eyes to many current issues and shows how McDonaldization’s principles apply to other settings, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization. Through vivid story-telling prose, Ritzer provides an insightful introduction to this fascinating topic and aids students' critical development. This new edition has been fully updated to include a new focus on McDonaldization in the digital world.
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Sociology (reader)

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings

Author: David M. Newman,Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412987608

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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img border="0" src="/IMAGES/companionwebsite.jpg" alt="A companion website is available for this text" width="75" height="20" This carefully edited companion anthology focuses on everyday experiences, important sociological issues, and hallmark historical events. Providing provocative, eye-opening examples that illuminate the relationship between the individual and society, this Ninth Edition includes a mix of short articles, chapters, and excerpts. In addition to new readings and more coverage of global issues and world religions, the Ninth Edition focuses on sociological theory, methodologies and history to help students learn how to analyze what they read, as well as understand how research is done and how today's theories have developed over time. - includes new readings that show how race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation intersect to influence everyday experiences - presents updated and expanded coverage of global issues and world religions - explores topical issues such as environment, climate change, macro-structure, and post-9/11 conditions - provides an expansive discussion on sociological theory and methodologies.
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Religion im Kontext | Religion in Context

Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Studium

Author: Annette Schnabel,Melanie Reddig,Heidemarie Winkel

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845276649

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 7887

Angesichts der globalen Vielgestaltigkeit von Religion stellt sich die Frage nach den Gründen für diese unterschiedlichen Ausformungen. Das Handbuch versammelt Beiträge, die Religion(en) in ihrer Vielfalt, ihren sozialen Konfigurationen und Wandlungsdynamiken kontextualisieren. Damit wird gezeigt, wie sich Religion in gesellschaftlicher, struktureller, institutioneller, praktischer und überzeugungsbezogener Perspektive ausformt. Als Kontexte werden Ordnungen wie diejenige des Geschlechts, des Alltags, der Ökonomie, Institutionen der Staatlichkeit und des Rechts oder auch Dynamiken wie sie durch Minderheitenrelationen, gesellschaftliche Transformationen und Modernisierungen verursacht werden, eingeführt. Die Beiträge zeigen anhand empirischer Beispiele Mechanismen, durch die Religionen jeweils gesellschaftsgeschichtlich geformt, sichtbar gemacht und verwirklicht werden. Der Band richtet sich an alle, die mehr darüber wissen wollen, wie Religion(en) in verschiedene Gesellschaften und deren Veränderungen eingebettet sind. Mit Beiträgen von Olayinka Akanle & Gbenga S. Adejare; Tilo Beckers; Heiko Beyer; Marc Breuer; Christel Gärtner; Felipe Gaytán Alcalá; Stephen Hunt; James Kapaló; Vladimir Kmec; Jens Köhrsen; Jere Kyyrö; Emily McKendry-Smith; Gert Pickel; Melanie Reddig; Kornelia Sammet & Franz Erhard; Elisabeth Scherer; Annette Schnabel; Rainer Schützeichel; Ulf Tranow; Bryan S. Turner; Heidemarie Winkel; Daniel Witte.
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Essentials of Sociology

Author: David B. Brinkerhoff,Suzanne T. Ortega,Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133630391

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 6454

Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. 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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Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285981405

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 3419

SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how those concepts and theories can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. 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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Sociology in a Changing World

Author: William Kornblum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111301573

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 7424

Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum's vibrant, visual, and research-based new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book's features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum's ninth edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience. 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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Sociology: The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856325

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1345

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. 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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The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250676

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

View: 6097

An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an international perspective
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Elementarformen sozialen Verhaltens

Social Behavior Its Elementary Forms

Author: George Caspar Homans

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663023915

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8099

Das vorliegende Buch von George C. Romans bedarf keines Vorwortes im üblichen Sinne. Was Homans aussagen will, sagt er selbst: klar, folgerichtig und ausführlich. Es wäre deshalb unerheblich, etwa darstellen zu wollen, ob ich ihn auch richtig ver standen habe. Es wäre auch vermessen, wollte ich das mir Wesentliche aus seinem Buche herausstellen. Ich lehne dies als untunliche Einmischung in seine eigenen exak ten Gedankengänge ab, wie ich auch dem Leser zumute, daß er sich unbeeinflußt seine eigenen Gedanken über die Erklärungsvorschläge von Homans machen wird. Wie in allen Veröffentlichungen von Homans ist nicht nur wesentlich, was er aus sagt, sondern wie und vor allem wo, d. h. in welchem Zusammenhang er selbst seine Erklärungen abgibt. Wie hat sich, so könnten wir uns allerdings fragen, sein wissenschaftstheoretischer Standort seit seinem Buche THE HUMAN GROUP 1 verändert? Viele werfen Homans vor, er sei zu einem "psychologischen Reduktionalisten" geworden. Er ver suche, das Soziale mit psychologischen Erklärungen zu erfassen. Er hätte, welch ein Sakrileg, gegen Durkheim verstoßen, demzufolge das Soziale nur durch Soziales zu erklären sei.
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Einladung zur Soziologie

Eine humanistische Perspektive

Author: Peter Berger

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825248321

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.
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Die Street Corner Society

Die Sozialstruktur eines Italienerviertels

Author: William Foote Whyte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110809648

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

View: 503

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