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Introduction to Sociologyby Anthony Giddens
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Taking a comparative approach, the authors examine American society in a global and historical context, underscoring the wide diversity of social forms and social change. The authors emphasize the connections between American and world societies and the integral role of individuals in shaping both local and global society.
Retaining the hallmark clarity of previous editions, the Sixth Edition has been updated to reflect the most recent sociological research and data. This edition also offers expanded in-text pedagogy and exceptional print and multimedia resources for students and instructors.
Book News Annotation:
This introductory textbook uses vivid examples taken from research studies, news stories, and other sources to illustrate the fundamental concepts of sociology. Each chapter has been written as an autonomous unit, to allow for course customization. Twenty boxed sections profiling the work of public sociologists have been added for the sixth edition. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Introduction to Sociology, Sixth Edition, organizes the core concepts of modern sociology around the unifying theme of globalization.
'\'The Seventh Edition does not simply compare the United States to other countries, but shows students how global processes play out in their lives. Drawing on research from both macro and micro sociology, the author team shows how sociologists bring the two together to give a comprehensive picture of modern society.
The only textbook that helps students make micro-macro connections, Introduction to Sociologyhelps students uncover the surprising links between everyday life and global change. The Seventh Edition does not simply compare the United States to other countries, but shows students how global processes play out in their lives. Drawing on research from both macro and micro sociology, the author team shows how sociologists bring the two together to give a comprehensive picture of modern society.
About the Author
Richard P. Appelbaum, the MacArthur chair of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won several awards for his teaching and works mainly on globalization and labor issues. Appelbaum is the coauthor of Behind the Label.Mitchell Duneier is an award-winning urban ethnographer at Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is most famous for his book Sidewalk, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Duneier's research focuses on the urban poor and other groups in the margins of society.Anthony Giddens, the former director of the London School of Economics and a current member of the House of Lords, is a world-renowned social theorist who has written over forty books. He has written on just about every major topic in sociology and is known for his work on modernization theory and globalization.
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