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Sociology: A Global Perspective
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive, thought-provoking text is the only one on the market that truly emphasizes global and cross-cultural issues as its core strength throughout each chapter. What better way to introduce your students to sociological concepts and applications than by invoking and instilling global issues. This text is the leader in the global perspective segment of the introduction to sociology market. Eleven of the sixteen chapters incorporate an example highlighting important and long-standing interconnections between the United States and some other country or countries. Five chapters highlight interconnections across national borders but in a more general way. Such extended examples mean that the core sociological concepts and theories are not presented in an encyclopedia-like way. Rather, the example becomes the vehicle for weaving together and applying key concepts and theories to issues confronting the United States and the world.
SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 7/E will introduce you to the discipline, and show you how sociology gives you powerful tools for thinking about and understanding what is going on in the world as well as the United States.
Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society.
About the Author
Joan Ferrante is professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). She received her Ph.D from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. Joan decided early in her career that she wanted to focus her publishing efforts on introducing students to the discipline of sociology. As a professor, she teaches sociology from an applied perspective so that students come to understand the various career options that serious students of sociology can pursue. She also teaches sociology in a way that emphasizes the value and power of the sociological framework for making a difference in the world. With the support of the Mayerson Family Foundations, Joan designed the curriculum for an NKU student philanthropy project in which students, as part of their course work, must decide how to use $4,000 in a way that addresses some community need. That curriculum has been adopted by dozens of universities across the United States. For the past decade, she also has supported a study abroad scholarship called ?Beyond the Classroom? for which any NKU student who has used her sociology texts (new or used) can apply.
Table of Contents
1. The Sociological Imagination. 2. Theoretical Perspectives and Methods of Social Research (With Emphasis on Mexico). 3. Culture (With Emphasis on North and South Korea). 4. Socialization (With Emphasis on Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza). 5. Social Interaction and the Social Construction of Reality (With Emphasis on the Democratic Republicof the Congo). 6. Social Organizations (With Emphasis on McDonald's, a U.S.-Based Multinational Corporation with Operations in 119 Countries). 7. Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control (With Emphasis on the Peoples Republic of China). 8. Social Stratification (With Emphasis on the Worlds Richest and Poorest Peoples). 9. Race and Ethnic Classification (With Emphasis on the Peopling of the United States (A Global Story). 10. Gender (With Emphasis on American Samoa). 11. Economics and Politics (With Emphasis on Iraq). 12. Family and Aging (With Emphasis on Japan). 13. Population and Urbanization (With Emphasis on India). 14. Education (With Emphasis on the European Union). 15. Religion (With Emphasis on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). 16. Social Change (With Emphasis on Global Interdependence).
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