Sociology in a Changing World

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Cengage Learning, Mar 12, 2007 - Science - 704 pages
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Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum's vibrant, visual, and research-based new Eighth Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book's features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum's Eighth Edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience.
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Contents

Sociology An Introduction
1
The Tools of Sociology
22
Culture
43
Societies and Nations
71
Socialization
96
Interaction in Groups
125
Deviance and Social Control
153
Sexuality
181
Religion
408
Education
439
Economic Institutions
468
Politics and Political Institutions
498
Science Technology and Medicine
526
Population Urbanization and the Environment
550
Global Social Change
582
Appendix
611

Collective Behavior Social Movements and Mass Publics
209
Stratification and Global Inequality
232
Inequalities of Social Class
261
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
293
Inequalities of Gender
327
Inequalities of Youth and Age
353
The Family
377
Glossary
615
References
621
Credits
647
Name Index
649
Subject Index
659
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William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he helps train future instructors and researchers in the social sciences. He also teaches undergraduates at various campuses of the City University, including Queens College, Hunter College, and City College. A specialist in urban and community studies, Kornblum began his teaching career with the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, where he taught physics and chemistry in French-speaking West Africa. He received his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also taught at the University of Washington at Seattle and worked as a research sociologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At the CUNY Graduate School, he directs research on environmental issues and on urban policy. With his longtime research partner, Terry Williams, he recently co-authored THE UPTOWN KIDS, a sociological portrait of teenagers and young adults growing up in high-rise public housing projects. He was also the principal investigator of Project TELL, a longitudinal study of the ways in which home computers can improve the life chances of young people at risk of dropping out of school. In 2005, Kornblum was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

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