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Introduction to Sociology - Interactive eBook

Fifth Edition


July 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Letter from the Author
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY IN THE GLOBAL AGE
Learning Objectives

 
The Changing Nature of the Social World—and Sociology

 
Central Concerns for a Twenty-First-Century Sociology

 
Sociology: Continuity and Change

 
Sociology’s Purpose: Science or Social Reform?

 
Sociology, The Other Social Sciences, and Common Sense

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
2. THINKING SOCIOLOGICALLY
Learning Objectives

 
The Giants of Classical Sociological Theory

 
Other Important Early Theorists

 
Contemporary Sociological Theory

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
3. RESEARCHING THE SOCIAL WORLD
Learning Objectives

 
The Scientific Method

 
The Development of Scientific Knowledge

 
Sociological Research

 
Secondary Data Analysis

 
Issues in Social Research

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
4. CULTURE
Learning Objectives

 
A Definition of Culture

 
The Basic Elements of Culture

 
Cultural Differences

 
Major Types of Culture

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
5. SOCIALIZATION AND INTERACTION
Learning Objectives

 
The Individual and the Self

 
The Individual as Performer

 
Socialization

 
Interaction

 
Micro-Level Social Structures

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review questions

 
 
6. ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES, AND THE GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS
Learning Qbjectives

 
Organizations

 
Contemporary Organizational Realities

 
Societies

 
Global Relationships

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
7. DEVIANCE AND CRIME
Learning Objectives

 
Deviance

 
Theories of Deviance

 
Crime

 
Globalization and Crime

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
8. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Learning Objectives

 
Dimensions of Social Stratification

 
Economic Inequality

 
Poverty in the United States

 
Social Mobility

 
Theories of Social Stratification

 
Consumption and Social Stratification

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
9. GLOBAL STRATIFICATION
Learning Objectives

 
Positions in Global Stratification

 
Other Global Inequalities

 
Changing Positions in Global Stratification

 
Theories of Global Stratification

 
Consumption and Global Stratification

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
10. RACE AND ETHNICITY
Learning Objectives

 
The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity

 
Majority–Minority Relations

 
Racism

 
Race and Ethnicity in a Global Context

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
11. GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Learning Objectives

 
Gender and Sex

 
The Sociology of Sexuality

 
Sexuality, Gender, and Globalization

 
Global Flows Related to Gender

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
12. FAMILIES
Learning Objectives

 
Family, Marriage, and Intimate Relationships

 
Broad Changes in Marriage and the Family

 
Theorizing the Family

 
Problems in the Family

 
Global Families

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
13. EDUCATION
Learning Objectives

 
Thinking about Education

 
Education and Consumption

 
Inequality in Education

 
Globalization and Education

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
14. RELIGION
Learning Objectives

 
Early Sociologists and Religion

 
What Is Religion?

 
Components of Religion

 
Types of Religious Institutions

 
Theorizing Religion

 
Religion and Globalization

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
15. POLITICS AND THE ECONOMY
Learning Objectives

 
Politics: Democracy or Dictatorship

 
Who Rules the United States?

 
Global Politics

 
The U.S. Economy: From Industrialization to Deindustrialization

 
Work, Consumption, and Leisure

 
Globalization and the Economy

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
16. THE BODY, MEDICINE, HEALTH, AND HEALTH CARE
Learning Objectives

 
The Body

 
The Sociology of Health and Medicine

 
Globalization and Health

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
17. POPULATION, URBANIZATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Learning Objectives

 
Population

 
Urbanization

 
Cities and Globalization

 
The Environment

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review questions

 
 
18. SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND COLLECTIVE ACTION
Learning Objectives

 
Social Movements

 
Emergence, Mobilization, and Impact of Social Movements

 
Collective Action

 
Social Change: Globalization, Consumption, and the Internet

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
 
Glossary
 
References - Chapter Opening Vignettes
 
References
 
Index
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:         

  • Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including genealogy websites, Uber, Bitcoin, Tinder, the #MeToo movement, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberbullying.
  • New topics in the “Trending” boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter. Featured authors include:
    • Robert Wuthnow (The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America)
    • Adam Reich and Peter Bearman (Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart)
    • Bruce Western (Homeward: Life in the Year after Prison)
    • Arlene Stein (Unbound: Transgender Men and Remaking of Identity)
    • Tressie McMillan Cottom (Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy)
    • Zevnep Tufekci (Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest)
    • Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land)
    • Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina)
  • New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including:
    • the 2016 U.S. election
    • Brexit
    • the global growth of ISIS
    • climate change
    • further segmentation of wealthy Americans as the "super rich"
    • transgender people in the U.S. armed forces
    • charter schools
    • the legalization of marijuana
    • the Flint water crisis
    • fourth-wave feminism
  • New SAGE Sociology News Clips connect core sociological concepts to brief, 2-4 minute news clips of current events, such as  
    • New Federal Health Guidelines for Americans
    • Encouraging Women in Tech
    • Child Sex Trafficking
    • Child Hunger in War-Ravaged Yemen
    • Beer and Faith
    • Retail Workers See Shift Amid Changing Landscape
    • Opioid Crisis Strains Families and the Foster System
    • State Elections See Infusion of Women Candidates
    • U.S. March for Our Lives

KEY FEATURES:  

  • The text focuses on several themes that help define social life today:
    • Globalization—the flow of people, goods, institutions, and ideas across national borders.
    • Consumer Culture—the meaning attached to getting and using material goods.
    • Digital Living—social life mediated by digital technologies.
  • A conceptual foundation for understanding sociology is provided in the first chapter so students can build upon that foundation when they are introduced to different sociological theories.   
  • Strong coverage of sociological theory is presented in an enhanced three-category system that is similar to the approach of most introductory sociology texts, but richer—encompassing classical theories as well as the most important offshoots of those theories developed in recent years.  
  • Contemporary public sociologists, whose works and ideas have entered the national conversation, appear in "Trending" boxes to encourage students to join a public conversation by providing key insights about current sociological issues.
  • Global maps illustrate the global “flows” of people, goods, and ideas in the contemporary world.  
  • SAGE coursepacks enables instructors to import high-quality content, such as exceptional teaching resources from A.S.A.’s TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology), into their school’s learning management system (LMS) with no access codes.
  • SAGE edge provides students helpful tools, including an MCAT Guide for students that maps chapter content to sociology standards on the MCAT test and connects students with free online MCAT study-and-review websites.
  • Animated videos within the Interactive eBook bring core sociological concepts to life by illustrating key content in each chapter, such as the nuclear family, discrimination, stereotypes, and more!

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