Sociology: The Essentials, 8th Edition
- Margaret L. Andersen
- Howard F. Taylor
- Kim A. Logio
- ISBN-10: 1285431324
- ISBN-13: 9781285431321
- 496 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Eighth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender.
1. Sociological Perspective.
2. Culture and the Media.
3. Doing Sociological research.
4. Socialization and the Life Course.
5. Social Structure and Social Interaction.
6. Groups and Organization.
7. Deviance and Crime.
8. Social Class and Social Stratification.
9. Global Stratification.
10. Race and Ethnicity.
13. Families and Religion.
14. Education and Health Care.
15. Economics and Politics.
16. Environment, Population and Social Change.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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