Sociology: The Essentials

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Cengage Learning, Feb 22, 2006 - Science - 552 pages
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Andersen & Taylor is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, brief text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. This highly integrated, research-oriented, contemporary example approach combined with its depth of coverage in a brief-text format accounts for its wide appeal to professors and students alike.
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Margaret L. Andersen-raised in Oakland, California; Rome, Georgia; and Boston, Massachusetts-is Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her B.A. from Georgia State University. She is the author of THINKING ABOUT WOMEN: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND GENDER (Allyn and Bacon) and the Wadsworth/ Cengage Learning text UDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER (with Kim Logio). She is also the author of ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION and LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR. She has served as Vice President of the American Sociological Association, from which she has also received the prestigious Jessie Bernard Award and the Merit Award for career contributions from the Eastern Sociological Society. She is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and has served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, where she has also won the University's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Howard F. Taylor has taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and Princeton University, where he is Professor of Sociology and former director of the African American Studies Center. He has published over fifty articles in sociology, education, social psychology, and race relations. His books include THE IQ GAME (Rutgers University Press); BALANCE IN SMALL GROUPS (Van Nostrand Reinhold), and the forthcoming THE SAT TRIPLE WHAMMY: RACE, GENDER, AND SOCIAL CLASS BIAS. Past president of the Eastern Sociological Society, Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Sociological Research Association, an honorary society for distinguished research. He is a winner of the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, given by the American Sociological Association for distinguished research in race and ethnic relations, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College and has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.

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