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Sociology in our Times, 6th Edition

  • Includes Printed Access Card (12 Months) for CourseMate
  • Jane Lothian Murray
  • Rick Linden
  • Diana Kendall
  • ISBN-10: 0176648747
  • ISBN-13: 9780176648749
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Sociology in Our Times, Sixth Canadian Edition, highlights the relevance of sociology to students’ lives by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden speak to a wide variety of Canadian students and capture their interest by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. The research within the 6th Canadian edition includes the best work of classical and established contemporary sociologists, presented in a straightforward and easily understandable way. Each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in a rapidly changing world.

Features

  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed.

  • Each chapter has a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.

  • Sociology in Global Perspective boxes discuss the global implications of the sociological topics discussed in each chapter.

  • InfoTrac® is a powerful online learning resource consisting of thousands of full-text articles from hundreds of journals and periodicals. By doing a simple keyword search, students quickly generate a list of relevant full-text articles from thousands of possibilities. InfoTrac®’s continually updated collection of articles can be useful for doing reading and writing assignments that reach beyond the pages of this text. Students who purchase a new copy of this text will receive free access to InfoTrac® College Edition for a four-month term.

  • CourseMate provides instructors with all of the reporting tools needed to track student engagement, while students can access an interactive e-book and study tools in a dynamic, online learning environment. CourseMate comes automatically with every new copy of this textbook.

About the Author

Jane Lothian Murray

Jane Lothian Murray obtained her Masters degree at the University of Manitoba in 1990 and has been teaching at the University of Winnipeg for 15 years. Before that Jane taught at the University of Manitoba in the Sociology Department. Prior to joining academia, Jane spent ten years working in Youth Corrections, Child Welfare and Mental Health. Her last position was as the coordinator of the assessment unit at Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre. Jane's research interests include family violence and youth justice. Jane also has the pleasure of raising three sons and two mangy mutts.

Rick Linden

Rick Linden is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington. He is the author of over 60 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books, including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text which is now in its 7th edition. He has published several crime prevention handbooks and has done many evaluations of crime prevention programs. Rick is currently the co-chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force. The Task Force developed an auto theft prevention strategy which reduced auto theft rates in Winnipeg by over 80 percent and which won the 2010 Quality Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission and serves on the management committee of Winnipeg’s Gang Response and Suppression Program.

Diana Kendall

Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. She has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Law, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Dr. Kendall's areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. Her books include SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS (Cengage Learning, 2016), THE POWER OF GOOD DEEDS: PRIVILEGED WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL REPRODUCTION OF THE UPPER CLASS (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), MEMBERS ONLY: ELITE CLUBS AND THE PROCESS OF EXCLUSION (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), and FRAMING CLASS: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WEALTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Her most recent scholarly publication is "Class: Still Alive and Reproducing in the United States," a book chapter in PRIVILEGE: A READER, 4th Edition (2016, Westview Press). Dr. Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Table of Contents

Part One: Studying Society
Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 2: Sociological Research

Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
Chapter 3: Culture
Chapter 4: Socialization
Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations
Chapter 7: Crime and Deviance

Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
Chapter 8: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
Chapter 9: Global Stratification
Chapter 10: Ethnic Relations and Race
Chapter 11: Gender
Chapter 12: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships

Part Four: Social Institutions
Chapter 13: Families
Chapter 14: Education
Chapter 15: Religion
Chapter 16: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
Chapter 17: Mass Media

Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
Chapter 18: Aging
Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
Chapter 20: Power, Politics, and Government
Chapter 21: Population and Urbanization - online
Chapter 22: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change - online

New to this edition

  • The text includes two new chapters, “Sex, Sexuality, and Intimate Relationships” and “Mass Media.”
  • Sociology and New Media boxes discuss the social implications of new media, and discuss topics that range from the way seniors use new media to keep in touch with family and friends to the use of new media by politicians.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues, such as the deterrent effects of increased prison sentences, and the corporatization of medical charities.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Time to Review questions provoke students to review and retain key information from the preceding paragraphs.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Printed Access Card for Sociology in Our Times, 6ce (12 Months)  (ISBN-10: 0176648690 | ISBN-13: 9780176648695)

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CourseMate 12-months Instant AccesszMurray, Sociology in Our Times  (ISBN-10: 0176648712 | ISBN-13: 9780176648718)

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NETA Enriched Instructor's Resource CD for Sociology in Our Times, 6ce  (ISBN-10: 0176648666 | ISBN-13: 9780176648664)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD, giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. Resources include a NETA Enriched Instructor's Manual, NETA Test Bank, NETA Presentation PowerPoints, Day One Slides and an Image Bank.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Printed Access Card for Sociology in Our Times, 6ce (12 Months)  (ISBN-10: 0176648690 | ISBN-13: 9780176648695)

Nelson Education’s CourseMate websites bring course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 12-months Instant AccesszMurray, Sociology in Our Times  (ISBN-10: 0176648712 | ISBN-13: 9780176648718)

Nelson Education’s CourseMate websites bring course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.