Sociology

An Interactive Approach

Author: Nik Jorgensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780003224436

Category: Sociology

Page: 696

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A sociology textbook for the 1997 AEB A Level syllabus, this text offers complete coverage of all AS and A Level topic areas for examination by the AEB board in 1998, including chapters on culture and identity, and world sociology. It features a carefully constructed introduction aimed at encouraging students to questions the hows and whys of studying sociology and aims to generate an appreciation of the subject's engagement with the wider social and political issues of today. While each chapter comprehensively covers one topic at time, the themes of age, class, gender and ethnicity are not compartmentalized, but interwoven within the chapters. In this way students are made aware of the more complex interaction that exists between different areas of study. The text includes such features as: practical exercises, research activities, discussion ideas, project suggestions, and structured examination questions.
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Introduction to Politics and Society

Author: Shaun Best

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971313

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
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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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Sociology

A Down-To-Earth Approach

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134205571

Category: Social Science

Page: 792

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For courses in Introductory Sociology A down-to-earth approach to sociology Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. Throughout the text, author James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology through his acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style. Six central themes help stimulate students' sociological imaginations: a down-to-earth approach, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives. The Thirteenth Edition has been extensively revised to include contemporary examples and fresh topics that bring sociology to life. Also available with MySocLab® MySocLab for the Introductory Sociology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Thirteenth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134481968 / 9780134481968 Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach plus MySocLab® for Introductory Sociology - Access Card Package, 13/e Package consists of: 013420557X / 9780134205571 Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 13/e 0133878104 / 9780133878103 MySocLab for Introductory Sociology Access Card
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Beyond Sociology's Tower of Babel

Reconstructing the Scientific Method

Author: Bernard S. Phillips

Publisher: AldineTransaction

ISBN: 9780202306650

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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To look outside the discipline of sociology is to find little credibility given to the field as science. Bernard Phillips argues that we are learning to see ever more clearly the contradiction between scientific standards and what in fact has been achieved by sociology. Instead of knowledge based on the full range of our findings, we have separate pieces of knowledge located within the diverse areas of the discipline, and fads and fashions in the ideas and terms we use with relatively little cumulative development. This has led many to question whether any "scientific method" can be applied to human behavior. If the arguments and alternative interpretations in this book on the problematic nature of sociology's use of scientific method prove to be credible and fruitful, then the implications are profound. For example, the conclusions drawn for every single social science study that has ever been conducted would be open to reinterpretation, because they fail to take into account systematically the enormous complexity involved within any given instance of human behavior. Our present approach assumes implicitly that the pieces of the human jigsaw puzzle can at some point be put together so as to yield a coherent picture. Yet, as Phillips shows, if each piece is itself deficient, then no coherent picture emerges when we attempt to put the pieces together. Refusing to take the current fragmentation of sociology as inevitable, Phillips offers a clear vision, through a series of heuristic "web" images, of how sociologists might achieve the cumulative development and credibility that are the hallmarks of any science. His research draws heavily on the works of classical and contemporary theorists, philosophers, and historians of science, as well as on postmodernist critiques and responses to postmodernism. This reconstruction will be useful for courses in method in the study of the classical tradition of sociology. Bernard Phillips was introduced to sociology at Columbia University by C. Wright Mills. A former professor of sociology at Boston University, cofounder of the ASA Section on Sociological Practice and founder of the Sociological Imagination Group, his publications emphasize methodology and theory.
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Research Agendas in the Sociology of Emotions

Author: Theodore D. Kemper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791402696

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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From diverse theoretical positions--symbolic interactionist, social constructionist, feminist, positivist, linguistic, phenomenologist, Marxist, and evolutionist--contributors set forth their current understandings, as well as the directions of future work, with a discussion of the most significant problems in emotions research. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 643

View: 8841

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This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.
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Toward a Sociological Imagination

Bridging Specialized Fields

Author: Bernard S. Phillips,Harold Kincaid,Thomas J. Scheff

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

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Builds on the ideas C. Wright Mills expressed in The Sociological Imagination for an approach to the scientific method broad enough to open up to the full range of knowledge within the sociology discipline.
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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