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Our Social World,Condensed: An Introduction to Sociology, 6th Edition

  • Jeanne H. Ballantine
  • Keith A. Roberts
  • Kathleen Odell Korgen
  • ISBN-10: 1544344414
  • ISBN-13: 9781544344416
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Our Social World: Condensed, by Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen, inspires you to develop your sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. The award-winning author team organizes the text around the "Social World" model, a conceptual framework that demonstrates the relationships among individuals (the micro level); organizations, institutions, and subcultures (the meso level); and societies and global structures (the macro level). The use of the Social World Model across chapters (represented in a visual diagram in the chapter openers) helps you to develop the practice of using three levels of analysis, and to view sociology as an integrated whole, rather than a set of discrete subjects. The Condensed version is adapted from Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology. The Sixth Edition of the Condensed version is made approximately 30% shorter than the full edition by removing selected boxes, editing the main narrative, and combining four chapters into two (Family/Education, and Politics/Economics).

About the Author

Jeanne H. Ballantine

Jeanne Ballantine received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1971. She is coauthor of OUR SOCIAL WORLD (Sage/Pine Forge, 2nd ed., 2009), THE SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 6th ed., 2009), SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY (Sage/Pine Forge 3rd ed. 2008) and many other books, articles, and papers. She is currently a university professor (Emerita) in the Sociology Department at Wright State University in Ohio.

Keith A. Roberts

Keith has not only won teaching awards, but has been honored by sociological associations for "distinguished contributions to teaching of sociology." He has published on teaching and conducted workshops around the country. He is a member of the Departmental Resources Group of the ASA, which among other activities involves consulting work with departments of sociology on curriculum and on teaching issues. He is the author of Religion in Sociological Perspective, an extremely well received text published by Wadsworth, now in its fourth edition. He has served on the ASA Teaching Committee and has chaired the Teaching Committee of the North Central Sociological Association. ASA invited Keith to chair the task force that laid the groundwork for an ETS Advanced Placement high school sociology course. He is currently on the Selection Committee for the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. He has taught a rather wide range of sociology courses at a two-year campus (15 years) and more recently at a very competitive small liberal arts college.

Kathleen Odell Korgen

Kathleen Odell Korgen, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity. Dr. Korgen’s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999). Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.