Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials
Sharpen your sociological skills . . . connect with sociology . . . and master the concepts with Kendall's expert guidance! Vivid and compelling, Kendall's text uses real-life stories and unique Lived Experiences to introduce you to the study of sociology. Kendall takes you on an exciting journey that lets you experience sociological theory and research and see for yourself how it can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. As you explore body image, poverty, suicide, Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq, you'll see the relevance of sociology to your own life-and, you'll see how accurately the book's real-life stories mirror the diversity in society. Plus, Kendall presents ideas on how you can get involved and effect social change.
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The Sociological Perspective and Research Process
Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life
Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Crime
Class and Stratification in the United States
Education and Religion
Politics and the Economy in Global Perspective
Health Health Care and Disability
Population and Urbanization
Collective Behavior Social Movements and Social Change
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