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Essentials of Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach (Mysoclab)

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A Down-to-Earth Approach Henslin's popular brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociology, with its acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. James Henslin has a unique ability to engage students without talking down to them or sacrificing content. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, he shares with readers his passion for sociology. Students are guided on their sociological journey with: Down-to-Earth ApproachComparative PerspectivesGlobalization of CapitalismVisual Presentations of Sociology

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James M. Henslin was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. He has published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology. While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, “I’ve always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students’ faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world.” Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that “make sociological principles come alive.”

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part I The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 1  The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 2  Culture

Chapter 3  Socialization

Chapter 4  Social Structure and Social Interaction

 

Part II Social Groups and Social Control

Chapter 5  Social Groups and Formal Organizations

Chapter 6  Deviance and Social Control

 

Part III Social Inequality

Chapter 7  Global Stratification

Chapter 8  Social Class in the United States

Chapter 9  Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 10  Inequalities of Gender and Age

 

Part IV Social Institutions

Chapter 11  Politics and the Economy

Chapter 12  Marriage and Family

Chapter 13  Education and Religion

 

Part V Social Change

Chapter 14  Population and Urbanization

Chapter 15  Social Change: Technology, Social Movements, and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part I   The Sociological Perspective 

       

Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective - Seeing the Broader Social Context    

Origins of Sociology    

            Tradition Versus Science    

            Auguste Comte and Positivism     

            Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism    

            Karl Marx and Class Conflict    

            Emile Durkheim and Social Integration    

            Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic    

Sexism in Early Sociology    

            Attitudes of the Time    

            Harriet Martineau and Early Social Research   

Sociology in North America    

            Early History: The Tension Between Social Reform and Sociological Analysis    

            Jane Addams and Social Reform     

            W. E. B. Du Bois and Race Relations    

Down-to-Earth Sociology: Early North American Sociology: Du Bois and Race Relations    

            Talcott Parsons and C. Wright Mills: Theory Versus Reform    

            The Continuing Tension and the Rise of Applied Sociology    

            Down-to-Earth Sociology: Careers in Sociology: What Applied Sociologists Do    

Cultural Diversity in the United States: Studying Job Discrimination:

            A Surprising example of Applied Sociology

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology    

            Symbolic Interactionism    

            Functional Analysis    

            Conflict Theory    

            Levels of Analysis: Macro and Micro    

            How Theory and Research Work Together    

Doing Sociological Research    

            A Research Model    

            Down-to-Earth Sociology: Enjoying a Sociology Quiz–Sociological Findings Versus Common Sense    

Research Methods    

            Surveys    

            Down-to-Earth Sociology: Loading the Dice: How Not to Do Research    

            Participant Observation (Fieldwork)    

            Secondary Analysis    

            Documents    

            Experiments    

            Unobtrusive Measures    

Ethics in Sociological Research    

            Protecting the Subjects: The Brajuha Research    

            Misleading the Subjects: The Humphreys Research    

            Values in Sociological Research    

 

 

Chapter 2 Culture       

What Is Culture?    

            Culture and Taken-for-Granted Orientations to Life    

            Practicing Cultural Relativism    

            Cultural Diversity in the United States: Culture Shock: The Arrival of the Hmong

            Practicing Cultural Relativism

Components of Symbolic Culture    

            Cultural Diversity Around the World: You Are What You Eat? An Exploration in Cultural Relativity    

            Gestures    

Standards of Beauty

            Language    

            Language and Perception: The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis    

            Values, Norms, and Sanctions    

            Cultural Diversity in the United States: Miami–Language in a Changing City    

Cultural Diversity in the United States: Race and

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205578702
Author:
Henslin, James M
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Henslin, James M.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySocLab Series
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
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Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
451
Dimensions:
10.04x8.54x.79 in. 2.38 lbs.

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