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Backed by an amazing author pool, Introduction to Sociology by Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum, and Carr offers a comparative approach to the study of sociology and how it affects history and the global society. The authors bring into focus the American society (micro) and global society (macro) in the same clarity and depth as the previous editions....
Backed by an amazing author pool, Introduction to Sociology by Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum, and Carr offers a comparative approach to the study of sociology and how it affects history and the global society. The authors bring into focus the American society (micro) and global society (macro) in the same clarity and depth as the previous editions. Introduction to Sociology (Seventh Edition) ISBN 9780393932324 consists of 20 chapters, each updated with the latest in research. It offers with a definition of what sociology is, then goes on to discuss culture, society, the life cycle, socialization and social interaction, as well as the impact of the internet age. There are sections explaining groups and networks, stratification and conformity, inequality and the concept of social classes. The authors also devote a few chapters to global and gender inequality, as well as other sensitive issues like ethnicity, race, and age. Towards the end of the book, they provide compelling insight on the political power of the government, social movements, economic life, families, and intimate relationships. There are also discussions on education and the mass media, religion, health, illness, and sexuality, as well as urbanization and globalization. Authors Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum, and Carr are all experts in the field of sociology and global studies. Giddens has authored more than 40 books and is a renowned social theorist best known for his works on globalization and modernization theory. Duneier is famous for his book Sidewalk, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Richard Appelbaum is also an accomplished professor and is the co-author of Behind the Label, while Carr is a renowned social psychologist and demographer who has also written a good range of titles, the latest of which is Making Up with Mom.
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