Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Tenth Edition

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0078051746

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Loose Leaf for Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260153798

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 4407

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful student-friendly program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. The approachable material encourages students to develop their sociological imaginations and start to think like a sociologist. Paired with Connect, a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology's three theoretical frameworks to the world around them.


Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780071310468


Page: 567

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The new edition of Sociology helps students take Sociology with them on campus, in their careers, and in their communities. While still maintaining its well-balanced coverage of the 3 perspectives, this new revision has a strong focus on encouraging students to think about their world with a sociological imagination. Through its strong coverage of globalization, race and ethnicity, careers in sociology, and current topics like mass media and social policy, Sociology provides students with knowledge they can use at school, at work, in their neighborhoods, and in the global community.


Author: Schaefer

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259002557


Page: N.A

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Overview: The ninth edition of Richard T. Schaefer's Sociology: A Brief Introduction providesstudents with a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of sociology. Students learn tothink critically about society and their own lives from a wide range of classical andcontemporary perspectives. Combining balanced coverage of theory with currentresearch findings, examples that students can relate to, and abundant learning aids andexercises, the new edition continues to encourage the development of sociologicalimagination. New to the edition is the inclusion of an adaptive diagnostic tool andinteractivities to help students master key concepts.

Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction

A brief but critical introduction

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349185213

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8821

An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.

Sociology in Russia

A Brief History

Author: Larissa Titarenko,Elena Zdravomyslova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331958085X

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 3092

This book represents the first comprehensive historical treatment of sociology in Russia from the mid-nineteenth century through the pre-revolutionary and Soviet eras to the present day. It sheds new light on the dramatic history of sociology in the Russian context; dramatic both in its relationship with state power, and in the large-scale societal transformations it has had to grapple with. The authors highlight several particularities including the late institutionalization of sociology in the Soviet period, the breaks in continuity between its main historical periods and the relationship between sociology and power throughout its history. This valuable work will appeal to social science and history scholars, as well as readers interested in the history of contemporary Russia.

LooseLeaf for Sociology: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259425585

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 4044

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful, student-friendly program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. The approachable material encourages students to develop their sociological imaginations and start to think like a sociologist. Paired with Connect, a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology’s three theoretical frameworks to the world around them.

Sociology: A Brief Introduction Loose Leaf

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078027109

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 7124

Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful franchise includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. Paired with a personal and adaptive learning experience, students learn to apply sociology’s three theoretical frameworks to the world around them. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Aid and Development

A Brief Introduction

Author: Myles A. Wickstead

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198744927

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 160

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International development and aid will be prominent on the international agenda in 2015, given a number of high-profile events and conferences that will happen in the second half of the year, and which will set the agenda for the following decade and a half. The purpose of this book is to set all this in its historical context, and to show the strong linkages between aid and development priorities on the one hand and political realities and shifts on the other. It looks at different ideas about development (and the concepts of 'developing' and 'developed' countries) and how aid can support development. It makes it clear that, ultimately, development is aboutthe well-being of everyone, and of the Planet, and must be addressed as a global issue.

The Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction

Author: Laura Kramer,Ann Beutel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199349432

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Fourth Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary U.S., Laura Kramer and new coauthor Ann Beutel integrate history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. In addition, this book's explicitly sociological approach provides an alternative to--and critiques of--prevailing biological and psychological approaches to gender and sexual orientation. New to this Edition * Revised and updated with the most current research * Includes more material on gender outside of the United States * Offers expanded coverage of contemporary issues related to mass media, adolescence, sexuality, and the body * Provides more photos to add visual appeal

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

Author: Dalton Conley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393615821

Category: Sociology

Page: 483

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The Sociology of Religion

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042052

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7915

Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler

The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215468

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 4746

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

Author: Josee Johnston,Kate Cairns,Shyon Baumann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317690672

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 4653

The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351958666

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 4498

Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

The Sociology of Sports

An Introduction, 2d ed.

Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078649767X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 5845

Reviews of the first edition: "The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended"--Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology

Author: Thomas Hickey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259670626

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 2208

The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill CreateTM includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, Additional Resources, and Internet References. Go to the Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill CreateTM at and click on "Explore this Collection" to browse the entire Collection. Select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Hickey: Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology, 12/e book here for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

Invitation to Sociology

A Humanistic Perspective

Author: Peter L. Berger

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215409

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 3255

The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.