Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255986

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues.
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Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538116235

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

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Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Ninth Edition, is intended for the introduction to sociology course taught at the freshman/sophomore level.
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Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William Edwin Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205413652

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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This specially priced comprehensive introductory text emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere, and the special role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society.
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Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William Edwin Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205342570

Category: Social Science

Page: 598

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This text/Website combination offers a comprehensive yet economical introduction to sociology, stressing globalization and the increased diversity of societies worldwide. Society in Focus also explores the special role mass media and information technology play in society. The book maintains the strong Media and Technology theme, giving readers access to thousands of full-text articles via the use of a powerful search engine. Each chapter includes timely and highly engaging research on the powerful influences of mass media and "technomedia, " information technologies such as computers, email, the Internet, and wireless phones.
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Society in Focus, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205001224

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Examing the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society This specially priced comprehensive introductory text emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere, and the special role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society.
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Society in Focus—Change, Challenge and Resistance

Reflections from South Africa and Beyond

Author: Lindy Heinecken,Heidi Prozesky

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443823171

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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The chapters in this book showcase current sociological research, as undertaken both by established and budding social scientists in South Africa and Africa. The book covers a variety of topical themes, the first of which concerns the link between society, power and the environment, and how competing interests, whether these be corporate, legal, socio-ecological or environmentalist, relate to each. Another theme includes contributions on development, democracy and service delivery. Workplace change, resistance and well-being within the agricultural, manufacturing, mining and the service sector constitute a further central focus. The remaining theme addresses the interplay of race, class, gender and power within the context of specific topics, such as HIV/AIDS, tertiary education and minority groups. The collection of work presented in this book reflects a critical stance towards reification of roles, highlights contradictions between principles and practices in society, and underscores the complexity of societal issues on a broad range of contemporary themes. As such, the chapters are notable for their empirical richness and methodological pluralism, which are of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, whether scholars, professionals or practitioners.
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