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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, 5th Edition

  • Jane Murray
  • Rick Linden
  • Diana Kendall
  • ISBN-10: 0176502572
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502577
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students’ lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, 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: The Essentials 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

  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content

  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools

  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.

  • 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

  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis

  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media

About the Author

Jane 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. In addition to SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, she is the author of 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: Theory and Methods
Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World

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

Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
Chapter 8: Global Stratification
Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 13: Politics
Chapter 14: Education
Chapter 15: Religion
Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization

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  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD for Sociology in Our Times  (ISBN-10: 0176606211 | ISBN-13: 9780176606213)

The Instructor's Resource CD includes a NETA Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, an Enriched Instructor's Manual, and an Image Bank.

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Student Supplements

CengageNow Instant Access Code (6 mths) for Sociology In Our Times: The Essentials  (ISBN-10: 0176616608 | ISBN-13: 9780176616601)

CengageNOW™ is an online learning and homework assessment program created in concert with Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, to present a seamless, integrated learning tool.

CengageNow Printed Access Card (6 mths) for Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials  (ISBN-10: 0176616594 | ISBN-13: 9780176616595)