This best-selling introduction to sociology offers a fresh and contemporary perspective--with a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. It brings sociology to life by cultivating a "global perspective," a "multicultural view," and a focus on "critical thinking" about sociological issues. Features an abundance of special theme boxes (including Sociology of Everyday Life); unique Windows on the World Global Maps; Seeing Ourselves National Maps; and lists of (Web) Sites to See; Covers topics such as, culture; society; socialization; social interaction in everyday life; groups and organizations; deviance; social stratification; social class in the United States; global stratification; sex and gender; race and ethnicity; aging and the elderly; the economy and work; politics and government; family; religion; education; health and medicine; population and urbanization; environment and society; collective behavior and social movements; and social change in traditional, modern, and postmodern societies. B>" For anyone wanting an introduction to sociological concepts.
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1 THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
THE FOUNDATIONS 2 SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
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