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Sociology: The Essentials (ISBN 9780495812234) offers a comprehensive overview on how a society is sustained and constructed. Margaret L. Andersen and Howard F. Taylor debunk myths of everyday life and offers compelling insights on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and age. This textbook is widely available and is a must for both sociology and non-sociology...
Sociology: The Essentials (ISBN 9780495812234) offers a comprehensive overview on how a society is sustained and constructed. Margaret L. Andersen and Howard F. Taylor debunk myths of everyday life and offers compelling insights on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and age. This textbook is widely available and is a must for both sociology and non-sociology students. It not only offers solid information on the theories and concepts of the society, but also makes students self-aware. This introductory-level textbook has strong focus on research, methods, and concepts of sociology. Authors Andersen and Taylor start off with an introduction to sociological imagination and the sociological perspective and continue on to studying society and social structure, social inequalities, social institutions, and social change. Culture and the media, doing sociological research, socialization and the life source, social interaction and social structure, groups and organizations, and deviance and crime are discussed thoroughly. Social class and social stratification, global stratification, race and ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are also covered. Students should have a deeper understanding of families and religion, education and health care, politics and the economy, and population, the environment, and social change by the end of the book. This new edition of Sociology: The Essentials features revised chapters and has been updated with ‘What would they say now?' boxes that offer thought-provoking questions and topics students can relate to, such as popular culture, hip hop music, and sex. Supplements include a study card booklet and study guide that offers practice tests, chapter outlines, and key terms. There are also plenty of supplements for instructors, including videos and resource manuals.
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