Sociology: A Global Perspective

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Cengage Learning, Oct 24, 2007 - Science - 592 pages
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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.
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Contents

The Sociological Imagination
2
Theoretical Perspectives and Methods of Social Research
26
Culture
58
Socialization
84
Social Interaction
116
Formal Organizations
142
Deviance Conformity and Social Control
168
Social Stratification
198
Family
330
Education
366
Religion
400
Population and Urbanization
432
Social Change
458
Appendix
489
Key Concepts
503
References
519

Race and Ethnicity
232
Gender
266
Economics and Politics
298
Credits
547
Index
553
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Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

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