Social Science

Sociology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473611679

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 7466

Sociology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The text is split into four parts, with an emphasis throughout on understanding and treating all concepts with clarity and precision. The first part covers theoretical issues including research methods. Part two looks at the social environment, including urbanization, work, politics, religion and the mass media. The final two parts examine global society and the position of the individual. It is structured to mirror the way Sociology is taught on many A Level and university courses with each chapter covering a key introductory area. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sociology.
Social Science

Sociology

A Global Introduction

Author: John J. Macionis,Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132051583

Category: Social Science

Page: 953

View: 9844

With its international outlook and cultural diversity, this text represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide
Science

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Henry Tischler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093343

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 6276

This revised edition of Tischler's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY continues a tradition of providing a proven and comprehensive textbook to students and professors at a lower, very reasonable price. With its built in study guide, practice tests, and available access to SociologyNow, no other textbook on the market provides students with a complete suite of study aids at an affordable price as INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Tischler is known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in a student-friendly manner, and threading two basic ideas throughout the text- 1) sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and 2) a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology

Author: Henry L. Tischler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495804401

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 9323

This revised edition of Tischler's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY continues a tradition of providing a proven and comprehensive textbook to students and professors at a lower, very reasonable price. With its built in study guide, practice tests, and available access to SociologyNow, no other textbook on the market provides students with a complete suite of study aids at an affordable price as INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Tischler is known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in a student-friendly manner, and threading two basic ideas throughout the text- 1) sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and 2) a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Sociology, A Brief Introduction

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467231428

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 7260

Facts101 is your complete guide to Sociology, A Brief Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as Culture, Socialization and the Life Course, Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure, and The Mass Media plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Social Science

Sociology

A brief but critical introduction

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333427392

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 4758

An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.
Social Science

Family Matters

An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada

Author: Barbara A. Mitchell

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1773380214

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 2396

Now in its third edition, Family Matters provides a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to family sociology in Canada. Combining a strong emphasis on the diversity of Canadian families with rich pedagogy and up-to-date research, this engaging and highly accessible text takes a critical sociological approach to introduce students to key topics, including family theory and methods, gendered divisions of labour, LGBTQ2 families, and the effects of poverty and illness on Canadian households. The chapters are organized into three interrelated sections: shifting conceptualizations of families, family life-course transitions, and social policy responses to critical issues facing families today. Thoroughly updated with recent statistics, this revised edition features a new chapter on Indigenous families and expanded coverage of emergent subject areas, such as immigrant and refugee families, living apart together (LAT) relationships, skip-generation households, youth transitions to adulthood, and the impact of new communication and medical technologies on family life. The abundant learning supports, which include informative feature boxes, questions for critical reflection, glossaries, and suggested readings and websites, make Family Matters an indispensable resource for students of family sociology in Canada.
Religion

A Complete Introduction to the Bible

Author: Christopher Gilbert

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809145522

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 2459

"A Complete Introduction to the Bible is an ideal resource for personal study, as a classroom text, or for use with Bible study groups. Accompanying charts, graphs, maps, and online study-discussion questions for each chapter complement this presentation."--BOOK JACKET.
Social Science

Power Games

A Critical Sociology of Sport

Author: John Sugden,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402055

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3321

Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of power relations throughout the world of sport, while offering important new case studies from such diverse sporting contexts as the Olympics, world football, boxing, cricket, tennis and windsurfing. In the process, it addresses key topics such as: * nations and nationalism * globalisation * race * gender * political economy. Power Games can be used as a complete introduction to the study of sport and society. And will be essential reading for any serious student of sport. At the same time, it is a provocative book that by argument and example challenges those who research and write about sport to make their work relevant to social and political reform.
Social Science

An Introduction to Medical Sociology

Author: David Tuckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833090

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5991

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Social Science

Sociology of the Body

A Reader

Author: Jacqueline Low,Claudia Malacrida

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195425482

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 6603

Sociology of the Body is an introductory text reader that provides students with insight into theories and issues that shape contemporary perspectives of the body. Combining the work of classical theorists with modern-day sociological theory, the text takes a broad approach to achieving a sociological understanding of the body.
Education

Law, Justice, and Society , A Sociolegal Introduction

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245542

Category: Education

Page: 86

View: 1873

Facts101 is your complete guide to Law, Justice, and Society , A Sociolegal Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as MAKING LAW, FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS, CRIME AND CRIMINAL LAW, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Social Science

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746830

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7312

Introduction to Sociology distills decades of distinguished work in sociology by one of this century’s most influential thinkers in the areas of social theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and music. It consists of a course of seventeen lectures given by Theodor W. Adorno in May-July 1968, the last lecture series before his death in 1969. Captured by tape recorder (which Adorno called “the fingerprint of the living mind”), these lectures present a somewhat different, and more accessible, Adorno from the one who composed the faultlessly articulated and almost forbiddingly perfect prose of the works published in his lifetime. Here we can follow Adorno’s thought in the process of formation (he spoke from brief notes), endowed with the spontaneity and energy of the spoken word. The lectures form an ideal introduction to Adorno’s work, acclimatizing the reader to the greater density of thought and language of his classic texts. Delivered at the time of the “positivist dispute” in sociology, Adorno defends the position of the “Frankfurt School” against criticism from mainstream positivist sociologists. He sets out a conception of sociology as a discipline going beyond the compilation and interpretation of empirical facts, its truth being inseparable from the essential structure of society itself. Adorno sees sociology not as one academic discipline among others, but as an over-arching discipline that impinges on all aspects of social life. Tracing the history of the discipline and insisting that the historical context is constitutive of sociology itself, Adorno addresses a wide range of topics, including: the purpose of studying sociology; the relation of sociology and politics; the influence of Saint-Simon, Comte, Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and Freud; the contributions of ethnology and anthropology; the relationship of method to subject matter; the problems of quantitative analysis; the fetishization of science; and the separation of sociology and social philosophy.
Political Science

Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473601541

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 358

Written by Dr Peter Joyce, who is Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Politics: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Politics is taught on many university courses. Chapters include key issues in studying politics, liberal democracy, political ideologies, elections and electoral systems, parties, pressure groups, the media, constitutions, the executive branch of government, bureaucracy, the legislative branch, the judiciary and law enforcement, sub-national government, and supra-national government and the role of the nation state in the modern world.
Education

Real World , An Introduction to Sociology

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146724578X

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 1474

Facts101 is your complete guide to Real World , An Introduction to Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Social Science

Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480465

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 5273

Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Design

Fashion-ology

An Introduction to Fashion Studies

Author: Yuniya Kawamura

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474278507

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 574

This new edition of a classic work offers a concise introduction to the sociology of fashion, and demystifies the workings of the fashion system. From the origins of fashion studies and the difference between clothing and fashion, through to an examination of 21st century subcultures, and the impact of the digital age on designers, Fashion-ology explores fashion as a global, social construct. With accessible overviews of key debates, issues and perspectives, the book provides a complete exploration of the field, and features a wide range of international case studies which bring the theory to life. Updated with two new chapters on subcultures and the impact of technology, along with guides to further reading and a student guide to sociological research in fashion, this is essential reading for anyone studying fashion, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Sociology Of Education

Author: S.S. Chandra,S.S. Chandra & Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171566358

Category:

Page: 312

View: 2047

The Present Book Is A Comprehensive Attempt To Critically Discuss Sociology Of Education. It Covers The Syllabi Of Various Universities For M.A. (Sociology), B.Ed. And M.Ed. Examinations. Part One Of The Book Provides An Introduction To The Subject, Through A Discussion Of The Meaning, Type And Functions Of Education; Aims And Objectives Of Education; Agencies Of Education; Evaluation Of The Current Educational Pattern; Curriculum; Teaching Devices And Innovations In Teaching. Part Two Starts With An Introduction To Educational Sociology And Proceeds To Discuss Socialization And Family; Peer Group And Education; The College; Social Functions Of Education; Education, State And Community; Impact Of Social Stratification In India; Education And Modernization In India; Social Change And Social Control Through Education; Deschooling Society; Teacher S Role In Society; Education And Economic Order; Values And Education; Education And Culture; Education For International Understanding; Education For Democracy; Education For Socialistic Pattern Of Society; The Disturbed Campus And Materialism In Education And National Emotional Integration. The Work Is Analytic In Presentation And Synthetic In Discussing The Subject Matter, To Provide An Ideal Textbook On The Subject.The Book Will Be Found Useful Not Only By The Students But Also By The Teachers, Policy Makers And Common Readers.