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Cengage Advantage Books: Sociologyby Jon M Shepard
Synopses & Reviews
Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price! With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this advantage text is noteworthy for its free built-in student study guide, and its contemporary focus on topics such as hate groups in the U.S., a new chapter on the sociology of sports, and MySpace and personal identity.
About the Author
Jon Shepard has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Since 1989, he has been a professor of sociology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he is currently department head of the Department of Management. He has received several teaching awards, including the University Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Master's Degree and taught from 1968 to 1989. In addition to introductory sociology, business ethics is another of his current teaching and research interests.
Table of Contents
1. The Sociological Perspective. 2. Social Research. 3. Culture. 4. Socialization over the Life Course. 5. Social Structure and Society. 6. Groups and Organizations. 7. Deviance and Social Control. 8. Social Stratification. 9. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity. 10. Inequalities of Gender. 11. Family. 12. Education. 13. Political and Economic Institutions. 14. Religion. 15. Health Care and Aging. 16. Sport. 17. Population and Urbanization. 18. Social Change and Collective Behavior.
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