The meaning of sociology: a reader

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Joel M. Charon
Prentice Hall, 1996 - Social Science - 405 pages
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This classic introduction to sociology as a "perspective" gives readers a sound understanding of key sociological concepts as well as insight into how sociologists view society and human beings. Clearly written and organized, it shows readers how the various aspects of sociology fit together and are relevant to their own lives. The volume addresses the discipline of sociology, sociology as a perspective, how sociologists think, social structure, inequality in society, culture, social institutions, the interrelationships among organizations, social order, control, deviance and power, social change, the family in society and the meaning and uses of sociology. For those interested in the sociology of humans.

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Contents

SOCIAL INTERACTION AND SOCIALIZATION
23
SOCIALIZATION PAIN AND THE NORMALIZATION OF SPORTS
37
SOCIALIZATION AND THE GLORIED SELF
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Joel Charon is a successful author and emeritus professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. He received his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota. He has published numerous textbooks and readers. Dr. Charon is a member of the ASA and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

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