Mastering Sociology Book

Mastering Sociology


  • Author : James M. Henslin
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 0205206743

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Mastering Sociology Excerpt :

Get Closer. Your Course. Your Way. A vibrant new learning program designed to engage students every step of the way with a modular approach and a dynamic digital experience. Mastering Sociology provides a friendly and accessible introduction to the discipline. MySocLab for Mastering Sociology features engaging student learning experiences including an interactive eText, the New Core Concepts Video Series, and the New Social Explorer. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Teaching & Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning – MySocLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking – The author encourages students throughout the program to pause and consider how their own life experiences are influenced by society. This personal approach helps students think critically and make sociological connections to the world around them. Understand the Concepts – Designed as a modular program, chapters are divided into short and easy to read modules that begin with learning objectives and conclude with self-assessment. Engage Students – Each chapter contains student perspectives videos featuring students sharing their experiences and thoughts on sociological topics and issues. Explore Research – Social Explorer activities connect with topics from the text , engaging students with data visualizations, comparisons of change over time, and data localized to their communities. Support Instructors – MySocLab, Instructor's eText, Instructor's Manual, Test Item File, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available. 1256606014

Passionate Sociology Book

Passionate Sociology


  • Author : Ann Game
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1996-06-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446265376

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Passionate Sociology Excerpt :

Offering a major challenge to established textbooks and pointing to inspiring new ways of approaching sociology, this book presents a notable shift in introductory sociology. Too often the subject is taught as a dry and detached system of thought and practice. Passion is regarded as something to avoid or to treat with inherent suspicion. By asking questions about sociology and its relation to passion, the authors seek to revitalize the subject. The book introduces and develops a number of themes such as: identity, knowledge, magic, desire, power and everyday life. It argues that students should analyze these themes through practices including: reading, writing, speaking, storytelling and organizing. The authors aim to introduce students to sociology by a controlled engagement with practical sociological ideas and ways of seeing. In this way they hope that readers will participate in the creative possibilities of sociology.

The Promise of Sociology Book

The Promise of Sociology


  • Author : Rob Beamish
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442634060

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The Promise of Sociology Excerpt :

Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context. The second edition of this award-winning book has been substantially revised, making more direct connections between Generation Z, Mills’s concept of the sociological imagination, and the challenges students face in higher education today. The section on popular culture contains a new chapter on the history of popular music from early rock ’n’ roll to contemporary pop and R&B. New chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review and reflection questions, key terms, and glossary, as well as an instructor’s manual, make this text much more useful in the classroom.

Jane Addams  Progressive Pioneer of Peace  Philosophy  Sociology  Social Work and Public Administration Book

Jane Addams Progressive Pioneer of Peace Philosophy Sociology Social Work and Public Administration


  • Author : Patricia Shields
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319506463

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Jane Addams Progressive Pioneer of Peace Philosophy Sociology Social Work and Public Administration Excerpt :

This book examines the life and works of Jane Addams who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led an international women's peace movement and is noted for spearheading a first-of-its-kind international conference of women at The Hague during World War I. She helped to found the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom. She was also a prophetic peace theorist whose ideas were dismissed by her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and ideas with attempts to undermine the war effort. Perhaps more important, her credibility was challenged by sexist views characterizing her as a “silly” old woman. Her omission as a pioneering, feminist, peace theorist is a contemporary problem. This book recovers and reintegrates Addams and her concept of “positive peace,” which has relevancy for UN peacekeeping operations and community policing. Addams began her public life as a leader of the U.S. progressive era (1890 - 1920) social reform movement. She combined theory and action through her settlement work in the, often contentious, immigrant communities of Chicago. These experiences were the springboard for her innovative theories of democracy and peace, which she advanced through extensive public speaking engagements, 11 books and hundreds of articles. While this book focuses on Addams as peace theorist and activist it also shows how her eclectic interests and feminine standpoint led to pioneering efforts in American pragmatism, sociology, public administration and social work. Each field, which traces its origin to this period, is actively recovering Addams’ contributions.

On Becoming a Social Scientist Book

On Becoming a Social Scientist


  • Author : Shulamit Reinharz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351502412

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On Becoming a Social Scientist Excerpt :

This autobiographical analysis of the many difficult issues, dilemmas, choices, and adjustments involved in becoming a social scientist highlights the strengths and limitations of two principal research methods: survey research and participant observation. It emphasizes how these research methods are actually experienced, in contrast to how they are ideally described in texts.

Close Relations Book

Close Relations


  • Author : Susan A. McDaniel
  • Publisher : Pearson Education Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-07-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133441727

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Close Relations Excerpt :

Close Relations focuses on families in terms of what they do rather than the shape they take. Fully updated for the fifth edition, this text continues to provide a focus on applications and theory: what works for families, for us as individuals, and for society, with a special focus on the variations in family processes, forms, and structures.

Mastering Subject Specialties  Practical Advice from the Field Book

Mastering Subject Specialties Practical Advice from the Field


  • Author : Karen Sobel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440839658

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Mastering Subject Specialties Practical Advice from the Field Excerpt :

Covering the most common subject specialties and departmental liaison roles found in colleges and universities, this guide is for early- and mid-career librarians looking to move up in their chosen specialty as well as for established academic librarians interested in changing fields or for librarians taking on liaison roles in areas outside their expertise. • Supplies invaluable career advice from experienced professionals on key subjects such as changing fields within librarianship, patterns of scholarly communication in different fields, tenure, and moving up in your chosen field • Provides information far beyond the basics taught in courses on academic librarianship • Offers valuable insights for beginning academic librarians as well as experienced librarians and career-changers • Covers the most commonly found subject specialties in colleges and universities—literature, history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, pure and applied sciences, and business—as well as in academic special libraries for law, health science, music, and government information

Quantitative Sociology Book

Quantitative Sociology


  • Author : H.M. Blalock
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483288185

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Quantitative Sociology Excerpt :

Quantitative Sociology: International Perspective on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling presents diverse mathematical modeling procedures involving different strategies for understanding sociology. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 22 chapters that also describe meta-mathematical models suggesting general ways of conceptualizing or expressing phenomena in mathematical or logical languages. Part I deals with the diachronic process analysis, causation of conditional probabilities, and graph-theoretical formulations. Part II highlights the different fields of applied statistics, including experimental designs, survey sampling and panel designs, multivariate analysis, econometrics, multiple classification analysis, and other approaches to data analysis and measurement. This part also treats the elimination of distortions or artifacts of various kinds, such as sampling errors or biases stemming from faulty designs, measurement errors, or incorrectly specified equations. Part III explores other mathematical models for a deductive or semideductive system containing axioms, definitions, and theorems that may then be examined both in terms of internal consistency using mathematical reasoning and their ability to explain real-world phenomena. This book is of value to sociologists, applied and statistical mathematicians, and researchers.

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences Book

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences


  • Author : Michael Hviid Jacobsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317118688

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Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences Excerpt :

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences develops, expands and challenges conventional social scientific methodology and language by way of literary, poetic and other alternative sources of inspiration, as sociologists, social workers, anthropologists, criminologists and psychologists all rethink, provoke and reignite social scientific methodology. Challenging the mainstream orthodoxy of social scientific methodology, which closely guards the boundaries between the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this volume reveals that authors and artists are often engaged in projects parallel to those of the social sciences and vice versa, thus demonstrating that artistic and cultural production does not necessarily constitute a specialist field, but is in fact integral to social reality. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and students in the social sciences and across the arts and humanities working on the philosophy of social science, methodology, social theory, creativity, poetics, pedagogy and other related topics.

The Sociology of Islam Book

The Sociology of Islam


  • Author : Armando Salvatore
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119109976

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The Sociology of Islam Excerpt :

The Sociology of Islam provides an accessible introduction to this emerging field of inquiry, teaching and debate. The study is located at the crucial intersection between a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. It discusses the long-term dynamics of Islam as both a religion and as a social, political and cultural force. The volume focuses on ideas of knowledge, power and civility to provide students and readers with analytic and critical thinking frameworks for understanding the complex social facets of Islamic traditions and institutions. The study of the sociology of Islam improves the understanding of Islam as a diverse force that drives a variety of social and political arrangements. Delving into both conceptual questions and historical interpretations, The Sociology of Islam is a transdisciplinary, comparative resource for students, scholars, and policy makers seeking to understand Islam’s complex changes throughout history and its impact on the modern world.

Exploring Sociology Book

Exploring Sociology


  • Author : Bruce Ravelli
  • Publisher : Pearson Education Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133085877

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Exploring Sociology Excerpt :

Exploring Sociology is a "students first" resource written with millennial students in mind, and with their help. Bruce Ravelli and Michelle Webber, the authors of Exploring Sociology, believe that theory provides the foundation for sociology and that students need to explore both classical and modern theory to grasp the sociological endeavour fully. Accordingly, this text provides the most comprehensive overview of classical and modern social theories of any textbook. This is the first mainstream introductory sociology text to devote an entire chapter to contemporary theory, and the first to integrate postmodern and post-structural theoretical insights meaningfully throughout the book. The authors inspire students to think sociologically , to engage their sociological imaginations, and to foster an appreciation for how social factors such as income level, gender, and minority status influence who they are and the people they become. Through its distinctive approach to the field, its readability, and its relevance to Canadian students’ lives, Exploring Sociology: A Canadian Perspective supports professors in developing their students' sociological imaginations and encouraging them to see sociology from multiple perspectives. Rarely does the student, the person who uses the textbook and technology, participate in the writing and development process. For the second edition of Exploring Sociology, students had an opportunity to offer feedback and to have 'their say'. Students offered their suggestions for improvement through anonymous online surveys, manuscript reviews, and in-class evaluations. The authors addressed students' comments with respect to the presentation of theory and the pedagogical features. MySocLab is not included with the purchase of this product. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

General Sociology Book

General Sociology


  • Author : Albion Woodbury Small
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Genre: Sociology
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000441683

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EBOOK  Social Aspects Of Health  Illness And Healthcare Book

EBOOK Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare


  • Author : Mary Larkin
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 2011-01-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335239870

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EBOOK Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare Excerpt :

"This is an easy-to-read introductory text exploring the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Key concepts are introduced carefully and there is a helpful glossary of key terms. Activities and discussion points enable students to pace their learning and illustrative case studies bring the text to life. In short, this is a gentle yet comprehensive introduction which will no doubt become popular with lecturers and students alike." Dr Sarah Earle, Associate Dean Research, The Open University, UK "Larkin's book provides an excellent and accessible read for students studying health related disciplines... a useful resource for those new to the subject area of social aspects of health, health care and illness and a good refresher for those that may not have studied the subject for some time or those returning to study. The reader will be left feeling informed around the key issues and theories." Sabina Sattar, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, UK "I wish to congratulate Mary Larkin for creating such a useful resource. The structure of this book and the writing style employed makes light work of complex subjects. The overview at the beginning of each chapter is useful to signpost the student to the topics covered. Because the book is well explained throughout it would be a useful core text for level 4 5 & 6 modules in pre-and post registration nursing in the UK. Each chapter of this book directs the students reading and the interactive design fosters independent learning. This is a well written comprehensive text and is a 'must' for students in the pursuit of understanding the social aspects of health." Peggy Murphy, Senior Lecturer (Nursing), Glyndwr University, UK "Mary Larkin's textbook offers the nursing student a lively insight into many applied aspects of the social aspects of health and illness. It uses a variety of theoretical perspectives, and all concepts are clearly extrapolated. A variety of devices are then utilised to facilitate k

New Technology in Sociology Book

New Technology in Sociology


  • Author : Grant Blank
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000678383

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New Technology in Sociology Excerpt :

When technology has been applied in business environments, its justification has usually been cast in terms of saving time or saving money. In the social sciences, the justification must be different; the viability of sociology as a profession, for example, will not be enhanced by cost reductions. The focus in this volume is on a different bottom l

Sociology  Religion and Grace Book

Sociology Religion and Grace


  • Author : Arpad Szakolczai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-01-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134194490

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Sociology Religion and Grace Excerpt :

Grace is a central concept of theology, while the term also has a wide range of meanings in many fields. For the first time in book format, the sociology of grace (or enchantment) is comprehensively explained in detail, with fascinating results. The author’s writings on this topic take the reader on an intriguing journey which traverses subjects ranging from theology, through the history of art, archaeology and mythology to anthropology. As such, this volume will interest academics across a wide range of disciplines apart from sociology.