Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.

Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856309

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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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. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed 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 focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Forest and the Trees

Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise

Author: Allan G. Johnson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566395649

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

Sociological Lives and Ideas

Author: Fred C. Pampel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716779155

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Despite their role in founding and defining the discipline of sociology, the field's classical theorists typically receive only cursory attention in standard introductory texts. Written specifically for undergraduate students, this supplemental text, Fred Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas brings to life the fundamental ideas of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, George H. Mead, and W.E.B. DuBois by placing them in the context of each theorists' biography. By exploring the lives and times of these key figures, students will gain a richer understanding of their intellectual legacies, as well as of the ways in which their work can be applied to current issues.

Understanding Society

Readings in the Sociological Perspective

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Kim A. Logio,Howard Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534566623

Category: Sociology

Page: 608

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This reader was developed as an accompaniment to Andersen/Taylor's SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS. This reader can also be used with any Wadsworth text or any competitor's text as well as a sole text for the course. The emphasis of the collection is on articles that students will both understand and find intriguing. The collection is less rigid than the other readers now on the market and includes articles with a variety of styles and perspectives-a global perspective is apparent throughout. Like the text, the reader has a strong focus on diversity. The book also features more current research than the competitors. And, the book presents a balance of classic and contemporary readings that professors teaching the course find important.Five themes have been developed: 1. Classical sociological theory, 2. Contemporary research, 3. Diversity, 4. Globalization, 5. The application of the sociological perspective.

Cengage Advantage Books: Sociology

Author: Jon M. Shepard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710026

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 3881

Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard's respected text is contemporary and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

SOC

Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888332

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach

Author: Jeffrey M. Wooldridge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

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Discover how empirical researchers today actually think about and apply econometric methods with the practical, professional approach in Wooldridge's INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS: A MODERN APPROACH, 6E. Unlike traditional books, this unique presentation demonstrates how econometrics has moved beyond just a set of abstract tools to become genuinely useful for answering questions in business, policy evaluation, and forecasting environments. INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS is organized around the type of data being analyzed with a systematic approach that only introduces assumptions as they are needed. This makes the material easier to understand and, ultimately, leads to better econometric practices. Packed with timely, relevant applications, the book introduces the latest emerging developments in the field. Gain a full understanding of the impact of econometrics in real practice today with the insights and applications found only in INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS: A MODERN APPROACH, 6E. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Readings in Social Theory

The Classic Tradition to Post-modernism

Author: James Farganis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259010644

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

View: 5545

This established anthology of primary readings provides a firm foundation in sociological theory. Concepts are expressed through the most influential thinkers in each of the classic, contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist eras.

Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology

Author: Wadsworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111783713

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This series of classic articles written by key sociologists will complement any introductory sociology textbook serving as a touchstone, where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology

Author: John E. Farley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130993458

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 7448

This introductory textbook provides an overview of the discipline, its methodology, and the issues it seeks to address. Particular attention is paid to socialization and culture, social structure and inequality, major institutions like the economy and the family, and social change. The three major t

Globalization

The Transformation of Social Worlds

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,Maxine Baca Zinn

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111301583

Category: Science

Page: 337

View: 3621

This popular and thought-provoking reader collects interesting and insightful articles that explore the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. The articles, which reflect a wide variety of concerns and perspectives, are drawn from both scholarly and popular sources

Essentials of Sociology

Author: David B. Brinkerhoff,Suzanne T. Ortega,Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133630391

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 4232

Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. 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.

Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective

Author: Joel M. Charon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713440

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A perfect alternative to the traditional introductory sociology text, TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles. The text poses and answers questions that pique student interest, such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger, and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes such new real-world examples as the political revolution in Egypt and the Tea Party movement as illustrations of social conflict; and intriguing new discussions of how individuals can affect society, inequality and social stratification, and many other topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Author: Brigid Harrison,Thomas Dye

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495096717

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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POWER AND SOCIETY introduces of each of the social sciences and demonstrates how the various disciplines differ in their focus and methods, while maintaining the central integrative theme of power. The interdisciplinary viewpoint illustrates the nature and uses of power in society. POWER AND SOCIETY will stimulate your interest in the social sciences as it explores some of the central challenges facing American society; for example, ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Pocket Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update, Spiral bound Version

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337279935

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 1989

This seventh edition of THE POCKET CENGAGE HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. Instructors and students alike will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. As the authors of several composition handbooks, Kirszner and Mandell are consistently praised for their instinct for teaching, clarity, and student-friendliness, successfully bringing their student-centered approach to their discussion of writing. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445600

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

View: 5099

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods

Author: Charles Henry Brase,Corrinne Pellillo Brase

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337119911

Category: Mathematics

Page: 839

View: 1432

UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach—and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand—the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab, Minitab ExpressTM, and SPSS is covered, although not required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.