A Down-to-Earth Approach
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|Format: ||Hardback, 816 pages, 6th edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2002|
- Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated, based on feedback from adopters. - Boxed inserts have been updated to reflect the most current issues and meaningful topics to students and instructors. New hot topical coverage includes cloning, bio-engineering, and terrorism. - New topical coverage includes the connection between money and happiness; paying reparations for slavery; the "Third Wave" of feminsim; racism in the rental market; the decline of two-parent families; technology and terrorism; the home-schooling movement; the "implicit association" test (for subconscious prejudice); Mexican immigrants and health care; the Timothy McVey execution; new research on the roles of education and marriage in keeping people out of prison. - New and expanded supplements package: Test Bank - New singly volume, extremely comprehensive test bank now includes alternative assessment and a section of "Open Book" questions for every chapter: Printed practice tests now also provide students with a complete set of printouts of the instructors PowerPoint lecture outlines, with ample space for in-class note-taking: A Spanish-English Study Guide is designed specifically to help native Spanish speakers taking courses in English master sociological concepts and terms. - TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE Open-access Companion Website includes practice tests, Web links, and a variety of online resources and learning activities for every chapter - Optional CD-ROM launcher can be value-packed with the text to provide additional access to premium online content, like "The Sociology of Human Sexuality" (an additional text chapter); ContentSelect for Sociology; and a Web-based version of CHIP software for doing activities that use real sociological data - CourseCompass and Blackboard course cartridges offer instructors and students ultimate access to a wealth of online activities and premium content from the Companion Website, as well as an ebook version of the text, the entire test bank for online testing, correlation for use with The Sociological Imagination telecourse, as well as a full array of course management options - Text Specific PowerPoint - New! DMA with 40 complete PowerPoint lectures which cover core topics such as socialization and culture as well as highly interesting lecture options such as body piercing and terrorism. - Theoretically balanced, this text covers all major topics in an introductory course. - One-column design with wide margins showcases the texts celebrated photo and art program. - Many of the popular chapter-opening vignettes are drawn from the authors personal experiences. - Two separate chapters on stratification: one on stratification in the United States, and one on global stratification. - "Down-to-Earth Sociology" boxes highlight the sociology of everyday life. - "Cultural Diversity" boxes illustrate diversity in U.S. society and around the world. - The outstanding supplements package supports a wide range of instructional settings including small discussion groups, large lecture halls, telecourses, and online or Web-based courses.
Table of Contents
Each chapter concludes with "Summary and Review."1. The Sociological Perspective. The Sociological Perspective.Sociology and the Other Sciences.Down-to-Earth Sociology: An Updated Version of the Old Elephant Story.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Enjoying a Sociology Quiz: Sociological Findings Versus Common Sense.Origins of Sociology.The Role of Values in Social Research.Verstehen and Social Facts.Sexism in Early Sociology.Sociology in North America.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Early North American Sociology: Du Bois and Race Relations.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Careers in Sociology: What Applied Sociologists Do.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Sociology or Social Work? Taking Back Children from the Night.Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology.Trends Shaping the Future of Sociology.2. Culture. What Is Culture?Cultural Diversity Around the World: Do You Feel Sorry? Hire an Apology Specialist.Components of Symbolic Culture.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Emoticons: "Written Gestures" for Expressing Yourself Online.Cultural Diversity in the United States: Race and Language: Searching for Self Labels.Cultural Diversity in the United States: Miami: Language in a Changing City.Many Cultural Worlds: Subcultures and Countercultures.Values in U.S. Society.Mass Media in Social Life: Why Do Native Americans Like Westerns?Cultural Universals.Thinking Critically: Are We Prisoners of Our Genes? Sociobiology and Human Behavior.Technology in the Global Village.3. Socialization. What Is Human Nature?Down-to-Earth Sociology: Heredity or Environment? The Case of Oskar and Jack, Identical Twins.Socialization into the Self, Mind, and Emotions.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Signs of the Times: Are We Becoming IK?Socialization into Gender.Mass Media in Social Life: From Xena, Warrior Princess, to Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Changing Images of Women in the Mass Media.Agents of Socialization.Cultural Diversity in the United States: Caught Between Two Worlds.Sociology and the New Technology: Would Bionic Men and Women Be Fair in Sports? The Question of Genetic Engineering.Resocialization.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Boot Camp as a Total Institution.Socialization Through the Life Course.Are We Prisoners of Socialization?4. Social Structure and Social Interaction. Levels of Sociological Analysis.The Macrosociological Perspective: Social Structure.Down-to-Earth Sociology: College Football as Social Structure.Social Institutions.Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Amish-Gemeinschaft Community in a Gesellschaft Society.The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life.Mass Media in Social Life: You Can't Be Thin Enough: Body Images and the Mass Media.The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology.5. How Sociologists Do Research. What Is a Valid Sociological Topic?Common Sense and the Need for Sociological Research.A Research Model.Research Methods.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Loading the Dice: How Not to Do Research.Down-to-Earth Sociology: The Hawthorne Experiments.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Applied Sociology: Marketing Research as a Blend of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.Thinking Critically: Doing Controversial Research: Counting the Homeless.Gender in Sociological Research.Ethics in Sociological Research.How Research and Theory Work Together.Thinking Critically: Are Rapists Sick? A Close-Up View of Research.6. Societies to Social Networks. Social Groups and Societies.The Transformation of Societies.Sociology and the New Technology: "So, You Want to Be Yourself?" Cloning in the Coming Bioeconomy.Groups Within Society.Cultural Diversity in the United States: How Our Social Networks Perpetuate Social Inequality.Sociology and the New Technology: Electronic Communities: Cybercommunications and Our Changing Culture.Group Dynamics.Thinking Critically: If Hitler Asked You to Execute a Stranger, Would You? The Milgram Experiment.7. Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations. The Rationalization of Society.Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy.Down-to-Earth Sociology: The McDonaldization of Society.Voluntary Associations.Working for the Corporation.Thinking Critically: Managing Diversity in the Workplace.Humanizing the Corporate Culture.Sociology & the New Technology: Cyberslackers and Cybersleuths: Surfing at WorkU.S. and Japanese Corporations.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Japanese and U.S. Corporations in an Age of Greed.8. Deviance and Social Control. What Is Deviance?Cultural Diversity Around the World: Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective.Thinking Critically: Is It Rape, or Is It Marriage? A Study in Culture Clash.The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective.Mass Media in Social Life: Pornography on the Internet: Freedom Versus Censorship.The Functionalist Perspective.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Islands in the Street: Urban Gangs in the United States.The Conflict Perspective.Class, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System.Reactions to Deviance.Thinking Critically: "Three Strikes and You're Out!" Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws.Thinking Critically: Changing Views: Making Hate a Crime.The Trouble with Official Statistics.9. Global Stratification. Systems of Social Stratification.Mass Media in Social Life: What Price Freedom? Slavery Today.What Determines Social Class?Why Is Social Stratification Universal?How Do Elites Maintain Stratification?Comparative Social Stratification.Global Stratification: Three Worlds.Thinking Critically: Open Season: Children as Prey.How the World's Nations Became Stratified.Thinking Critically: When Globalization Comes Home: Maquiladoras South of the Border.Maintaining Global Stratification.A Concluding Note.10. Social Class in the United States. What Is Social Class?Down-to-Earth Sociology: How the Super-Rich Live.Sociological Models of Social Class.Consequences of Social Class.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Can Money Buy Happiness?Sociology and the New Technology: Closing the Digital Divide: The Technology Gap.Social Mobility.Poverty.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Exploring Myths about the Poor.Thinking Critically: The Nations Shame: Children in Poverty.Thinking Critically: The Welfare Debate: The Deserving and the Undeserving Poor.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Poverty: A Personal Journey.11. Sex and Gender. Issues of Sex and Gender.Thinking Critically: Biology Versus Culture-Culture Is the Answer.Gender Inequality in Global Perspective.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Female Circumcision.How Females Became a Minority Group.Cultural Diversity Around the World: "Pssst. You Wanna Buy a Bride?" China in Transition.Gender Inequality in the United States.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Making the Invisible Visible: The Deadly Effects of Sexism.Gender Inequality in the Workplace.Thinking Critically: Sexual Harassment of Women in the Military.Gender and Violence.Mass Media in Social Life: Beauty and Pain: How Much Is an Ad Worth?The Changing Face of Politics.Glimpsing the Future with Hope.12. Race and Ethnicity. Laying the Sociological Foundation.Cultural Diversity in the United States: Tiger Woods and the Emerging Multiracial Identify: Mapping New Ethnic Terrain.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Common Sense and Sociology: What Is Race?Thinking Critically: Self-Segregation: Help or Hindrance for Race Relations on Campus?Theories of Prejudice.Mass Media in Social Life: Preaching Hatred: Crime or Inalienable Right?Down-to-Earth Sociology: The Racist Mind.Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations.Cultural Diversity in the United States and Around the World: "You Can Work for Us, But You Can't Live Near Us."Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States.Down-to-Earth Sociology: What You Reveal by Your Voice: Racism in the Rental Market.Thinking Critically: Reparations for Slavery: Justice or Foolishness?Looking Toward the Future.Cultural Diversity in the United States: Glimpsing the Future: The Shifting U.S. Racial-Ethnic Mix.13. The Elderly. Aging in Global Perspective.The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective.Cultural Diversity Around the World: China: Changing Sentiment about the Elderly.The Functionalist Perspective.Mass Media in Social Life: Shaping Our Perceptions of the Elderly.The Conflict Perspective.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Changing Sentiment About the U.S. Elderly.Thinking Critically: Exploding the Myth of U.S. Budget Surpluses: Can We Pay the Elderly's Social Security out of Thin Air?Problems of Dependency.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Alzheimer Disease: Lessons from Sweden.The Sociology of Death and Dying.Looking Toward the Future.Thinking Critically: How Long Do You Want to Live? Pushing Past the Limits of Biology.14. The Economy. The Transformation of Economic Systems.Down-to-Earth Sociology: "Your Name Is What? You Live Where? But You Sound Like You're Right Next Door."The Transformation of the Medium of Exchange.World Economic Systems.Mass Media in Social Life: Greed Is Good: Selling the American Dream.Cultural Diversity Around the World: No Cash? No Problem! Barter in the Former Soviet Union.The Functionalist View of the Globalization of Capitalism.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Doing Business in the Global Village.The Conflict View of the Globalization of Capitalism.Work in U.S. Society.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Women in Business: Maneuvering the Male Culture.Facing the Future: Implications of Global Capitalism.Thinking Critically: What Type of New Society? New Technology and the Restructuring of Work.15. Politics. Micropolitics and Macropolitics.Power, Authority, and Violence.Types of Government.Mass Media in Social Life: Politics and Democracy in a Technological Society.The U.S. Political System.Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Politics of Immigrants: Power, Ethnicity, and Social Class.Who Rules the United States?War and Terrorism: A Means to Implement Political Objectives.Sociology and the New Technology: Technology and Terrorism.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Biological Terrorism.A New World Order?Cultural Diversity Around the World: Roadblocks in the Path to the New World Order: The Globalization of Capitalism Versus the Resurgence of Nationalism.16. The Family. Marriage and Family in Global Perspective.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Family Life in Sweden.Marriage and Family in Theoretical Perspective.Thinking Critically: The Second Shift-Strains and Strategies.The Family Life Cycle.Cultural Diversity Around the World: East Is East and West Is West...Love and Arranged Marriage in India.Diversity in U.S. Families.Sociology and the New Technology: The Brave New World of High-Tech Reproduction: Where Technology Outpaces Law and Sometimes Common Sense.Trends in U.S. Families.Down-to-Earth Sociology: "What Do You Mean You Want Us to Live Together?"Divorce and Remarriage.Down-to-Earth Sociology: You Be the Sociologist: Curious Divorce Patterns.Two Sides of Family Life.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Why Doesn't She Just Leave? The Dilemma of Abused Women.The Future of Marriage and Family.17. Education. The Development of Modern Education.Education in Global Perspective.The Functionalist Perspective: Providing Social Benefits.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Home Schooling: The Search for Quality and Values.Down-to-Earth Sociology: How to Get a Lot out of College and Still Enjoy It.The Conflict Perspective: Reproducing the Social Class Structure.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Kindergarten as Boot Camp.The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective: Fulfilling Teacher Expectations .Sociology and the New Technology: Internet University: No Walls, No Ivy, No Keg Parties.Problems in U.S. Education and Their Solutions.Mass Media in Social Life: School Shootings: When Myth Gives Way to Panic.Thinking Critically: Breaking Through the Barriers: Restructuring the Classroom.18. Religion. What Is Religion?The Functionalist Perspective.Down-to-Earth Sociology: News Flash! Prayer Works!The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective.The Conflict Perspective.Religion and the Spirit of Capitalism.The World's Major Religions.Cultural Diversity in the United States: The New Neighbor: Islam in the United States.Types of Religious Groups.Thinking Critically: How to Destroy a Cult: The U.S. Government versus the Branch Davidians.Religion in the United States.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Bikers and Bibles.The Future of Religion.Mass Media in Social Life: God on the Net: The Online Marketing of Religion.19. Medicine. Sociology and the Study of Medicine.The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective.Cultural Diversity: Mexican Immigrants and Health Care.The Functionalist Perspective.The Conflict Perspective.Down-to-Earth Sociology: To Establish a Monopoly, Eliminate Your Competition: How Physicians Defeated Midwives.Historical Patterns of Health.Issues in Health Care.Down-to-Earth Sociology: The Doctor-Nurse Game.Thinking Critically: Should Doctors Be Allowed to Kill Patients?Sociology and the New Technology: Who Should Live, and Who Should Die? Technology and the Dilemma of Medical Rationing.Threats to Health.The Search for Alternatives.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Health Care in Sweden, Russia, and China.The Future of Medicine.Sociology and the New Technology: Genetic Privacy: The Practice of Medicine in the Coming Bioeconomy.20. Population and Urbanization. Population in Global Perspective.A Planet with No Space for Enjoying Life?Population Growth.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Killing Little Girls: An Ancient and Thriving Practice.Urbanization.The Development of Cities.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Reclaiming Harlem: "It Feeds My Soul."Models of Urban Growth.Cultural Diversity Around the World: Why City Slums Are Better Than the Country: Urbanization in the Least Industrialized Nations.City Life: Alienation and Community.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Urban Fear and the Gated Fortress.Urban Problems and Social Policy.21. Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Collective Behavior.Early Explanations: The Transformation of the Individual.The Contemporary View: The Rationality of the Crowd.Forms of Collective Behavior.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Mass Hysteria.Social Movements.Cultural Diversity in the United States: The Million-Man March: Another Step in an Unfinished Social Movement.Types and Tactics of Social Movements.Down-to-Earth Sociology: "Tricks of the Trade"-The Fine Art of Propaganda.Why People Join Social Movements.On the Success and Failure of Social Movements.Thinking Critically: Which Side of the Barricades? Pro Choice and Pro Life as a Social Movement.22. Social Change and the Environment. How Social Change Transforms Social Life.Theories and Processes of Social Change.Sociology and the New Technology: From the Luddites to the Unabomber: Opposition to Technology.How Technology Changes Society.The Growth Machine Versus the Earth.Down-to-Earth Sociology: Corporations and Big Welfare Bucks: How to Get Paid to Pollute.Cultural Diversity Around the World: The Rain Forests: Lost Tribes, Lost Knowledge.Thinking Critically: Ecosabotage.ONLINE CHAPTER: The Sociology of Human Sexuality. Opening Vignette.What Does Sociology Have to Do with Sex?The Social Construction of Sexual Identity.The Incest Taboo: Social Control of Human Sexuality.Homosexuality: Gay and Lesbian Sexual Behavior.Heterosexuality.A Concluding Note.
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