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Down-to-Earth Approach

 

James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, he shares with readers his passion for sociology.

 

In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include:

 

Comparative perspectives. Two important themes are global comparisons - the diversity of social life across cultures and societies - and comparisons over time - what society used to be like, and how it has changed.

 

The Globalization of Capitalism. Many examples highlight the ways in which our global economy influences the skills and knowledge we need, the work we do, and the cost of goods and services.

 

Visual Presentations of Sociology. Outstanding maps, graphs, and photos grab students' interest and aid comprehension.

Synopsis:

This best selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life.

 

KEY TOPICS: The Sociological Perspective; Culture; Socialization; Social Structure and Social Interaction; How Sociologists Do Research; Societies to Social Networks; Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations; Deviance and Social Control; Global Stratification; Social Class in the United States; Sex and Gender; Race and Ethnicity; The Elderly; The Economy; Politics; Marriage and Family; Education; Religion; Medicine and Health; Population and Urbanization; Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Social Change and the Environment.

 

KEY For anyone interested in developing a better understanding of society and social interactions.

About the Author

James M. Henslin, who 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. Among his numerous books is Down-to-Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings (Free Press), now in its twelfth edition. This book of readings reflects some of these sociological interests. He has also 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.”

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective

The Sociological PerspectiveSociology and the Other Sciences

Origins of SociologyValues in Sociological Research

Verstehen and Social Facts

Sexism in Early Sociology

Sociology in North America

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology

Trends Shaping the Future of Sociology

Summary and Review

Chapter 2: Culture

What Is Culture?

Components of Symbolic Culture

Many Cultural Worlds

Values in U.S. Society

Cultural Universals

Technology in the Global Village

Summary and Review 

Chapter 3: Socialization

What Is Human Nature?Socialization into the Self and Mind

Learning Personality, Morality, and Emotions

Socialization into Gender

Agents of Socialization

Resocialization

Socialization Through the Life Course

Are We Prisoners of Socialization?

Summary and Review

Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction

Levels of Sociological Analysis

The Macrosociological Perspective: Social StructureSocial Institutions

The Microsociological Perspective: Social Interaction in Everyday Life

The Need for Both Macrosociology and Microsociology

Summary and Review

Chapter 5: How Sociologists Do Research

What Is a Valid Sociological Topic?

Common Sense and the Need for Sociological Research

A Research Model

Research Methods

Gender in Sociological Research

Ethics in Sociological Research

How Research and Theory Work Together

Summary and Review

Chapter 6: Societies to Social Networks

Societies and Their Transformation

Groups Within Society

Group Dynamics

Summary and Review

Chapter 7: Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations

The Rationalization of SocietyFormal Organizations and Bureaucracy

Voluntary Associations

Working for the Corporation

Humanizing the Corporate CultureU.S. and Japanese Corporations

Summary and Review

Chapter 8: Deviance and Social Control

What Is Deviance?

The Symbolic Interactionist PerspectiveThe Functionalist PerspectiveThe Conflict PerspectiveReactions to Deviance

Summary and Review

Chapter 9: Global Stratification

Systems of Social StratificationWhat Determines Social Class?

Why Is Social Stratification Universal?How Do Elites Maintain Stratification?

Comparative Social StratificationGlobal Stratification: Three Worlds

How Did the World’s Nations Become Stratified?Maintaining Global Stratification

A Concluding Note

Summary and Review

Chapter 10: Social Class in the United States

What Is Social Class?

Sociological Models of Social ClassConsequences of Social ClassSocial Mobility

Poverty

Summary and Review

 

Chapter 11: Sex and Gender

Issues of Sex and Gender

Gender Inequality in Global Perspective

Gender Inequality in the United States

Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Gender and Violence

The Changing Face of Politics

Glimpsing the Future–With Hope

Summary and Review

Chapter 12: Race and Ethnicity

Laying the Sociological Foundation

Theories of Prejudice

Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations

Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

Looking Toward the Future

Summary and Review

Chapter 13: The Elderly

Aging in Global Perspective

The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

The Functionalist Perspective

The Conflict Perspective

Problems of Dependency

The Sociology of Death and Dying

Looking Toward the Future

Summary and Review

 

Chapter 14: The Economy

The Transformation of Economic Systems

The Transformation of the Medium of Exchange

World Economic Systems

The Functionalist Perspective on the Globalization of Capitalism

The Conflict Perspective on the Globalization

of Capitalism

Work in U.S. Society

Facing the Future: Implications of Global Capitalism

Summary and Review

Chapter 15:  Politics

Micropolitics and Macropolitics

Power, Authority, and Violence

Types of Government

The U.S. Political System

Who Rules the United States?

War and Terrorism: Ways to Implement Political Objectives

A New World Order?

Summary and Review

 

Chapter 16:  Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family in Global Perspective

Marriage and Family in Theoretical Perspective

The Family Life Cycle

Family Transitions in Later Life Diversity in U.S. Families

Trends in U.S. Families

Divorce and Remarriage

Grandchildren of Divorce

Two Sides of Family Life

The Future of Marriage and Family

Summary and Review

Chapter 17: Education

The Development of Modern EducationEducation in Global Perspective

The Functionalist Perspective: Providing Social BenefitsThe Conflict Perspective: Perpetuating  social inequality

The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective: Fulfilling Teacher ExpectationsProblems in U.S. Education–and Their Solutions

Summary and Review

 

Chapter 18: Religion

What Is Religion?

The Functionalist Perspective

The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

The Conflict Perspective

Religion and the Spirit of Capitalism

The World’s Major Religions

Types of Religious Groups

Religion in the United States

The Future of Religion

Summary and Review

Chapter 19: Medicine and Health

Sociology and the Study of Medicine and Health

The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

The Functionalist Perspective

The Conflict Perspective

Historical Patterns of Health

Issues in Health CareThreats to Health

The Search for Alternatives

Summary and Review

 Chapter 20: Population and Urbanization

Population in Global Perspective

A Planet with No Space for Enjoying Life?

Population Growth

Urbanization

The Development of Cities

Models of Urban GrowthCity Life

Alienation and Community

Urban Problems and Social Policy 

Chapter 21: Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Collective Behavior

Early Explanations: The Transformation of the Individual

The Contemporary View: The Rationality of the Crowd

Forms of Collective Behavior

Social Movements

Types and Tactics of Social Movements

Why People Join Social Movements

On the Success and Failure of Social Movements

Summary and Review

Chapter 22: Social Change and the Environment

How Social Change Transforms Social Life

Theories and Processes of Social Change

How Technology Changes Society

The Growth Machine Versus the Earth

Summary and Review

Epilogue

Glossary

Suggested Readings

References

Name Index

Subject Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780205688623
Author:
Henslin, James M.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Nyden, Gwen
Author:
Herrmeyer, Jessica
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology - General
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Edition Description:
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Series:
MySocLab Series
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
792
Dimensions:
11 x 8.7 x 1.2 in 1678 gr

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This best selling comprehensive text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach that highlights the sociology of everyday life.

 

KEY TOPICS: The Sociological Perspective; Culture; Socialization; Social Structure and Social Interaction; How Sociologists Do Research; Societies to Social Networks; Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations; Deviance and Social Control; Global Stratification; Social Class in the United States; Sex and Gender; Race and Ethnicity; The Elderly; The Economy; Politics; Marriage and Family; Education; Religion; Medicine and Health; Population and Urbanization; Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Social Change and the Environment.

 

KEY For anyone interested in developing a better understanding of society and social interactions.

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