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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials
Using real-world stories, Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials (ISBN 9781111305505) by Diana Kendall enables students to understand societal issues by relating them to their everyday lives. This textbook is very useful in introductory-level courses; it covers topics such as society and social life, social groups and social control, social inequality,...
Using real-world stories, Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials (ISBN 9781111305505) by Diana Kendall enables students to understand societal issues by relating them to their everyday lives. This textbook is very useful in introductory-level courses; it covers topics such as society and social life, social groups and social control, social inequality, social institutions, and social dynamics, and social change. Kendall offers an in depth explanation of the sociological perspective and research process, culture, socialization, social structure and interaction in everyday life, groups and organizations, and deviance and crime. She also provides thought-provoking insight on class and stratification in the United States, global stratification, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, families and intimate relationships, and education and religion. Other topics in the book include politics and economy in global perspective, health care, disability, population and urbanization, and collective behavior, social movements, and social change. The author's personal narratives and vignettes highlight key issues and serve as examples. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials focuses on how sociology affects everyday life and emphasizes a global perspective. Students can easily study for exams with the help of the supplementary learning aids, list key terms, and chapter outlines. There is also an online supplement. Kendall, a professor in Bayor University, updated this edition with recent case studies. Some of the new topics discussed include the presidency of Barack Obama, global economies, the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico, and current health care legislation. Each chapter gives links to multimedia resources and videos online.
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