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Richard T. Shaefer provides university and college students with a thorough resource in his textbook Sociology, ISBN 9780073404332. This text places a strong emphasis on challenging students to consider their world with a sociological imagination while presenting comprehensive coverage of globalization, race, ethnicity, careers in sociology, as well as...
Richard T. Shaefer provides university and college students with a thorough resource in his textbook Sociology, ISBN 9780073404332. This text places a strong emphasis on challenging students to consider their world with a sociological imagination while presenting comprehensive coverage of globalization, race, ethnicity, careers in sociology, as well as contemporary topics like mass media and social policy. The genius behind this text is that of Richard T. Shaefer who has taught introductory sociology for 30 years to several audiences including students from colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, and even a maximum-security prison. Receiving his masters of arts and doctoral degrees in Sociology from the University of Chicago, Shaefer is also a seasoned writer with several books published including Racial and Ethnic Groups now in its eighth edition, and Race and Ethnicity in the United States, second edition. He has also written several articles and book reviews appearing in various journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology.Richard T. Shaefer strategically organizes the contents of Sociology across 13 chapters. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to 'The Sociological View' followed by chapter 2 delves into topics surrounding 'Culture.' Chapter 3 presents in-depth coverage of 'Socialization' while chapter 4 investigates 'Social Structure, Groups, and Organizations.' Chapter 5 discusses 'Deviance and Social Control' followed by chapter 6 focusing on 'Stratification in the United States and Worldwide.' 'Racial and Ethnic Inequality' is the topic of choice in chapter 7 with 'Stratification by Gender and Age' is examined in chapter 8. Chapter 9 presents information surrounding 'The Family' followed by chapter 10 investigating 'Religion and Education.' Chapter 11 presents information on topics focused on 'Government and the Economy' and chapter 12 examines 'Health and Population.' The final chapter, chapter 13 concludes this book by 'Looking to the Future: Social Movements and Social Change.'
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