Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version is organized so that topics are introduced conceptually, with relevant, everyday experiences.
Pakzor, a high-level demon has decided to vacation at Shindaria Bay. He brought along a whole array of minions to rampage the town because he wants to set up headquarters there. Now the town will be engulfed in darkness forever taking souls as trophies. A prayer warrior named Pearl rises up to disrupt Pakzor's plans. Determined, she convinces members of her church to rally behind her as she battles the forces of evil. But an unexpected visitor comes to her aid to help Shindaria Bay from impending doom.
Providing an understanding of the impact of social circumstance on women giving birth, their babies and families in the 21st century, this title explains to midwives and other health professionals how social issues, such as domestic violence, race and poverty, can affect the birth progress. It features contributions from experienced midwives and professionals with relevant academic backgrounds and examines new reproductive technologies in this context.
This textbook provides a practical and research-based foundation for teaching second language (L2) multiword units (also commonly called collocations). Multiword units – such as strong tea, beautiful weather, or would you mind –cannot be readily understood or predicted by the meanings of their component parts, and prove particularly challenging for English language learners. With contributions from top scholars, this text presents a thorough and rounded overview of the principles and practices currently dominant in teaching L2 phrases in a variety of instructional settings around the world. Divided into two sections, Part I examines the pedagogical foundations of teaching the essential units of language. Part II covers a range of techniques and classroom activities for implementing instruction. Intended for students and teacher educators, this accessible volume integrates the key principles, strategies, and applications of current and effective English language instruction for both vocabulary and grammar.
Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 2e illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of everyday images and photos. Engaging “SocScenes” allow you to visually apply sociological concepts as you learn about them. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Second Edition emphasizes such contemporary topics as tattoos and body piercings as expressions of identity; commercialization of childhood; human-animal relationships; and much more. Its unique format features brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that provide easy-to-manage content and synthesis of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
James Henslin has always been able to share the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. Adapted for students studying within Australia, this text, now in a second edition, has been made even more relevant and engaging to students. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, the local author team share their passion for sociology, promote sociology to students and entice them to delve deeper into this exciting science. Six central themes run throughout this text: down-to-earth sociology, globalisation, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the growing influence of the mass media on our lives. These themes are especially useful for introducing the controversial topics that make studying sociology such a lively, exciting activity.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Anthony J. Liddicoat
This introduction is designed to give an overview of conversation analysis. It begins by locating conversation analysis as a methodology amongst other methodologies, and describing conversation analysis as body of knowledge which reveals the ways in which language works in communication. The chapters introduce every aspect of conversation analysis in a logical, step-by-step examination, including coverage of transcription, turn-taking, sequence organisation, repair, and storytelling. The new edition is revised and expanded with an accompanying Companion Website. Comprehensive and accessible, An Introduction to Conversation Analysis is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, sociology and applied linguistics courses.
This brief rhetoric focuses on the key academic writing strategies of summary, synthesis, analysis, and critique. Responding to the growing interest in academic writing, this popular guide focuses on the critical reading and writing strategies necessary to help students interpret and incorporate source material into their own papers. The text employs high-interest readings from a range of disciplines to allow students to practice their summary and synthesis skills, while numerous student papers model the kinds of academic texts students are expected to produce, no matter what their area of study. Individuals who want help with writing up researched or documented papers.
Introduction to International Development is a collection of original essays by leading experts from disciplines as varied as geography, history, sociology, political science, economics, women's studies, and anthropology. Contributed chapters present foundational overviews as well as in-depthcoverage of issues at the heart of today's most pressing international debates - from intensifying environmental threats as we near the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol to the ongoing social and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Fully updated and revised, this second edition features a new chapter onurban development and a new epilogue, along with a fresh, student-friendly design that is sure to engage students in the study of international development.