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Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book's signature emphasis on global issues. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections

About the Author

David Brinkerhoff is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he has been since 1978, serving as Associate Vice Chancellor since 1991. Dr. Brinkerhoff has taught family and parent-child relationships, covering such topics as children's work in the family and the effect of economic marginality on the family. He also focuses on such issues as introducing technology in the classroom. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle, with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University. Suzanne Ortega was named Vice Provost for Advanced Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri, Columbia in the fall of 2000. Previously she served as an Associate Dean in Graduate Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, teaching both introductory sociology and social problems. Dr. Ortega's interests are directed toward the social psychological consequences of inequality. She is currently working on a National Institute of Mental Health grant to examine rural-urban differences in help-seeking for depression and alcohol abuse. Other projects include a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment contract for a statewide assessment of substance abuse treatment needs and a Pew Charitable Trust Preparing Future Faculty grant. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University. Rose Weitz received her doctoral degree from Yale University in 1978. Since then, she has carved an exceptional record as both a scholar and a teacher. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, the book Life with AIDS (Rutgers, 1991), and the book Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us about Women's Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). She is also coauthor of Labor Pains: Modern Midwives and Home Birth (Yale University Press, 1988) and editor of The Politics of Women's Bodies: Appearance, Sexuality, and Behaviour (published by Oxford University Press and now in its third edition). Prof. Weitz has won two major teaching awards at Arizona State University, as well as the Pacific Sociological Associations Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, and she has been a finalist for other teaching awards numerous times.

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Society. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. 4. Social Structure and Social Interaction. 5. Groups, Networks, and Organizations. 6. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. 7. Stratification. 8. Racial and Ethnic Inequality. 9. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. 10. Health and Health Care. 11. Family. 12. Education and Religion. 13. Politics and the Economy. 14. Population and Urban Life. 15. Social Change.

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Brinkerhoff, David B.
Cengage Learning
White, Lynn K.
Weitz, Rose
Ortega, Suzanne T.
Sociology - General
General science
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