Sociology in Our Times
- AUTHOR: Diana Kendall
- ISBN-13: 9781285460239
- 704 Pages Hardcover
- 10th Edition | Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
- ©2015 Published
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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples-including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. “Lived experiences” represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for the most compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its tenth edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition highlights topics ranging from popular culture icons and social networking to far more serious issues, such as the social effects of massive natural and human disasters; problems associated with domestic gun violence, terrorism and war; and the individual and collective consequences of increasing inequality between the wealthiest and the poorest people and nations.
Part I: STUDYING SOCIETY AND SOCIAL LIFE.
1. The Sociological Perspective.
2. Sociological Research Methods.
Part II: SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL CONTROL.
5. Society, Social Structure, and Interaction in Everyday Life.
6. Groups and Organizations.
7. Deviance and Crime.
Part III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
8. Class and Stratification in the United States.
9. Global Stratification.
10. Race and Ethnicity.
11. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
12. Aging and Inequality Based on Age.
Part IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
13. The Economy and Work in Global Perspective.
14. Politics and Government in Global Perspective.
15. Families and Intimate Relationships.
18. Health, Health Care, and Disability.
Part V: SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL CHANGE.
19. Population and Urbanization.
20. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change.