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An ideal alternative for instructors who juggle with several materials to teach introductory concepts on sociology, Richard Schaefer's Sociology Matters offers an all-in-one solution for teaching and studying sociology. It offers current and well researched content in a concise and compact form. New to the edition are more in depth coverage of concepts...
An ideal alternative for instructors who juggle with several materials to teach introductory concepts on sociology, Richard Schaefer's Sociology Matters offers an all-in-one solution for teaching and studying sociology. It offers current and well researched content in a concise and compact form. New to the edition are more in depth coverage of concepts like macrosociology and microsociology, as well as double consciousness and White Privilege. This new edition features new timely topics to make the book more relevant. Sociology Matters (ISBN 9780073528250) retains pedagogical features like the double consciousness and White privilege ‘Use Your Sociological Imagination' exercises, which can be found throughout the chapters. Data tables have been updated to reflect current data, and quick access to different chapter references is available. Illustrations were also inserted (figures and cartoons) to engage students into deeper discussion. Chapter introductions reflect current situations. Richard Schaefer included important concepts starting from a generalized view of sociology, to culture and socialization, social interaction, groups, and social structure. Issues like deviance and social control are also discussed, along with global inequality and stratification in the United States. Gender inequality and biases against race and ethnicity are among the most important issues tackled. No sociology book will be complete without a discussion of the basic social institutions. This includes family, religion, education, government, and the economy. Later chapters talk about population, health, community, and the environment. The book concludes with social movements and social change, along with the impact of technology on society. Author Richard Scaefer has had a keen interest in sociology, racial composition and ethnicity ever since he was a child. He worked as a professor of sociology for over 30 years, and continues to offer his contributions in the fields of sociology and education through his researches and books.
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