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Sociology : Global Perspective (7TH 08 - Old Edition)by Joan Ferrante
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SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Enhanced Seventh Edition, 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. The enhanced seventh edition has been substantially updated to reflect the current global economic crisis.
Book News Annotation:
Gerrante (Northern Kentucky University) presents sociological concepts and theories as powerful tools for analyzing events in students' lives, local communities, country, and world. Twelve of the 16 chapters pair a sociological topic with a country or territory--more specifically, with an issue centered on the chosen place but having relevance for understanding the US and its position in the world order. The other four chapters pair a sociological topic not with a country, but with a broad theme related to global interdependence, such as the world's richest and poorest countries. This seventh edition now organizes material around eight to 10 core concepts per chapter. There are four types of boxes, on the intersection of biography and society, global comparisons, border-crossing activities and events, and working for change. This edition features more color photos, chosen to stimulate readers' interest. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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 and the Palestinian Territories). 5. Social Interaction (With Emphasis on the Democratic Republic of the Congo). 6. Formal Organizations (With Emphasis on McDonalds with Operations in 119 Countries). 7. Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control (With Emphasis on the People's Republic of China). 8. Social Stratification (With Emphasis on the World's Richest and Poorest Countries). 9. Race and Ethnicity (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 (With Emphasis on Japan). 13. Education (With Emphasis on the European Union). 14. Religion (With Emphasis on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). 15. Population and Urbanization (With Emphasis on India). 16. Social Change (With Emphasis on Greenland).
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