The Basics of Sociology

Author: Kathy S. Stolley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313323879

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.
Sociology: The Basics

Author: Ken Plummer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317403647

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines: The scope, history and purpose of sociology. Ways of understanding society and ‘the social’. The state of the world we live in today. Suffering and social inequalities. Key tools for researching and thinking about society. The impact of the digital world and new technologies. The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.
Fundamentals of Sociology

Author: Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171566456

Category: Culture

Page: 396

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This Book Covers Courses Prescribed In Indian Universities In Sociology For The Papers : Principles Of Sociology; Essentials Of Sociology; Fundamentals Of Sociology Etc. Meant To Serve As A Textbook It Discusses All The Essentials And Leaves Out Those Topics Which Are Irrelevant. Thus, It Is At Once Concise, Relevant And Also Detailed And Exhaustive. It Deals With Social Phenomena; Society, Social Institutions And Associations; Communities, Groups And Factors Determining These. It Includes Social Change, Social Control And Social Processes. While Its Subject-Matter Has Been Drawn From Standard Books Published In The West, It Has Been Discussed In Indian Setting. While Its Method Of Presentation Is Analytic, It Has Adopted Holistic And Integral Approach On Controversial Issues. With Actual University Questions At The End Of Each Chapter, This Book Intends To Deliver First Division At The Examination.
Essentials of Sociology

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544388045

Category: Social Science

Page: 1228

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Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers. In the fully updated Fourth Edition of Essentials to Sociology, bestselling author George Ritzer shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. Adapted from Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, this text provides students with a rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format. Students will learn about traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the “McDonaldization” of society. Packed with current examples and the latest research of how “public” sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today, this new edition encourages students to apply a sociological perspective to their worldview—empowering them to participate in a global conversation about current social problems. Also available as a digital option (courseware). Contact your rep to learn more about Essentials of Sociology, Fourth Edition - Vantage Digital Option.
Sociology For Dummies

Author: Jay Gabler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470632526

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad and popular topic Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, and because society is constantly changing, sociology will always remain a crucial and relevant subject. Sociology For Dummies helps you understand this complex field, serving as the ideal study guide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already participating in a course. Provides a general overview of what sociology in as well as an in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its importance to everyday life Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up to speed on this widely studied topic in no time.
The Basics of Sociology

Author: Christina Ryder

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 1516547179



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The Basics of Sociology: Developing and Applying the Sociological Imagination is a collection of articles, case studies, and data exercises designed to teach students about the sociological perspective, how it has been applied in various publics, and how they can apply and utilize the sociological perspective in everyday life. The anthology contains vital written pieces on public sociology, social theories, the science of sociology, social institutions, and social inequality. The anthology is divided into three units. The first unit addresses the foundations of the discipline of sociology, exploring social theories, the science of sociology, and deviance and social control. The second unit includes readings on age, class, race, and the institution of work, as well as gender, sexuality, and the family. In the final unit, students learn about demography and social change, and applied, clinical, and public sociology. The Basics of Sociology is cross disciplinary in nature and suitable for foundational courses in sociology.
Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Jamieson, Kathy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450421027

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.
Sociology: The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305856325

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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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.
Society: The Basics, Global Edition

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 9781292073019

Category: Social Science

Page: 647

View: 681

Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life With a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective, Society: The Basics, offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology. Author John J. Macionis empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them to better understand their own lives. This informative, engaging, and entertaining title will change the way readers see the world and open the door to many new opportunities. The full text downloaded to your computer With eBooks you can: search for key concepts, words and phrases make highlights and notes as you study share your notes with friends eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps. Upon purchase, you'll gain instant access to this eBook. Time limit The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.