Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall,Rick Linden,Jane Lothian Murray
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0176558632
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Sociology in Our Times is a popular introductory sociology text used at both colleges and universities. Sociology in Our Times systematically frames each chapter in the text with each of the five main theoretical perspectives: functionalist, conflict, feminist, symbolic interactionist, and postmodernist."--

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 768
ISBN: 1305503090
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0534210279
Release: 1996
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This compelling presentation of sociological concepts emphasizes the human drama, societal issues, social problems in our lives in these times.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 608
ISBN: 1337109657
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1111305528
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The latest edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, International Edition builds on the best of this popular text’s previous editions while offering new chapter-opening first-person accounts of individuals’ lived experience and significantly updated coverage, learning tools, and opportunities for students to apply what they learn and make a difference in their own communities. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in social issues already familiar to students hold students’ interest and engage their sociological imaginations as they learn the concepts, theories, and research that comprise sociology today. A vibrant new interior design and an exciting collection of new videos with assignable activities complement the text’s new coverage of timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sociology in Our Time

Sociology in Our Time
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0495905119
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, 8th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 624
ISBN: 1111305501
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The latest edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS builds on the best of this popular text’s previous editions while offering new chapter-opening first-person accounts of individuals lived experience and significantly updated coverage, learning tools, and opportunities for students to apply what they learn and make a difference in their own communities. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in social issues already familiar to students hold students’ interest and engage their sociological imaginations as they learn the concepts, theories, and research that comprise sociology today. A vibrant new interior design and an exciting collection of new videos with assignable activities complement the texts’ new coverage of timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Sociology in Our Times

The Essentials of Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Kendall
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0534570860
Release: 1999-10
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Student Study Tools is a brief booklet, available with the text, containing chapter learning objectives, glossary terms (with space to write in definitions), and short practice multiple-choice and true-false tests (one each per chapter).

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Kathryn Sinast Mueller,Diana Kendall
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0534588816
Release: 2002-08
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Author Diana Kendall and Kathryn Mueller of Baylor University created this supplement to give students further opportunities to think sociologically and master course material. For each chapter of Sociology In Our Times, Fourth Edition, the study guide includes a brief chapter outline, chapter summary, learning objectives, key terms and people, detailed chapter outline, and student projects. The study guide also includes practice tests consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions with page references, 10-15 true-false questions, and 5 short answer and essay questions for each chapter of the text.

Resonance

Resonance
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Author: Hartmut Rosa
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781509519927
Release: 2019-07-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The pace of modern life is undoubtedly speeding up, yet this acceleration does not seem to have made us any happier or more content. If acceleration is the problem, then the solution, argues Hartmut Rosa in this major new work, lies in “resonance.” The quality of a human life cannot be measured simply in terms of resources, options, and moments of happiness; instead, we must consider our relationship to, or resonance with, the world. Applying his theory of resonance to many domains of human activity, Rosa describes the full spectrum of ways in which we establish our relationship to the world, from the act of breathing to the adoption of culturally distinct worldviews. He then turns to the realms of concrete experience and action – family and politics, work and sports, religion and art – in which we as late modern subjects seek out resonance. This task is proving ever more difficult as modernity’s logic of escalation is both cause and consequence of a distorted relationship to the world, at individual and collective levels. As Rosa shows, all the great crises of modern society – the environmental crisis, the crisis of democracy, the psychological crisis – can also be understood and analyzed in terms of resonance and our broken relationship to the world around us. Building on his now classic work on acceleration, Rosa’s new book is a major new contribution to the theory of modernity, showing how our problematic relation to the world is at the crux of some of the most pressing issues we face today. This bold renewal of critical theory for our times will be of great interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Study Guide for Kendall s Sociology in Our Times 9th

Study Guide for Kendall s Sociology in Our Times  9th
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1111833702
Release: 2011-11-03
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect way to prepare for exams and get the grade you want! Easy access to chapter summaries, student learning objectives, a list of key terms and key people with page references to the text, detailed chapter outlines, critical thinking questions, practice tests consisting of over 75 questions per chapter, InfoTrac readings and exercises, Internet exercises, and student class projects and activities. All multiple-choice and true-false questions include answer explanations and page references to the text.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Kendall,Jane Lothian Murray,Rick Linden
Pages: 329
ISBN: 017621917X
Release: 2000-11-14
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sociology in Our Times, Second Canadian Edition is an introductory sociology text designed to excite the interest of students, helping them to understand and apply sociological theory to their own lives. No other book has been so highly praised for its ability to captivate and draw readers into the real lived experiences of sociology.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 718
ISBN: 9780534626853
Release: 2004-03-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This cutting-edge, applied book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of theories, research, and "lived experiences" that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. The author's vivid, applied, personal writing style engages students, and activates compelling everyday examples that make sociology particularly relevant to diverse students. A social issue or application opens each chapter and provides various topics for boxes, features, and examples that are carried throughout the entire chapter. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues; as well as for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, which includes diverse theoretical viewpoints such as feminist and postmodernist theory. Kendall shows students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.

Sociology and the Field of Public Health

Sociology and the Field of Public Health
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Author: Edward Suchman
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781610446976
Release: 1963-07-01
Editor: Russell Sage Foundation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work is the fifth in a series of bulletins on the applications of sociology to various fields of professional practice prepared under the joint sponsorship of the American Sociological Association and the Russell Sage Foundation. Previous bulletins have dealt with applications of sociology in the fields of corrections, mental health, education, and military organization. Dr. Suchman has performed an important service in his clear delineation of the great potential sociology and related disciplines have for sharpening our understanding of the social factors in health and disease, for intelligent planning and mounting of appropriate action programs, and for improving the organizational structure and institutional mechanisms of the health professions themselves.

Political Sociology in a Global Era

Political Sociology in a Global Era
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Author: Berch Berberoglu
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781317254034
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Political Sociology in a Global Era provides a critical analysis of the origins, nature, development, and transformation of the state and society historically and today, examining the class nature and social basis of politics and the state in different societal settings. The book emphasizes the centrality of class relations in explaining political power and the role of the state in class-divided societies by providing powerful theoretical and empirical analyses of themes in political sociology in an era of globalization. It examines in detail the major political issues and events of our time, and makes them relevant to the study of power and politics today. Some of the features of this text include: Introduces a global political sociology emphasizing the dynamics of power relations Provides a critical analysis of the role of politics and the state within the world-historical process Describes classical and contemporary theories of politics and the state Explains the origins and development of the state, discussing the nature of the state, its class basis, and contradictions in different types of societies Considers the dynamics of the capitalist state and traces its development in Europe and the United States from the 18th century to the present Details the role of the advanced capitalist state in the global political economy at the current, advanced stage of late capitalism Discusses the social movements that have been actively struggling against the capitalist state from earlier times to the present, including the Arab Spring, focusing on recent developments in both advanced capitalist and less-developed capitalist societies where mobilization of the masses has led to struggles against the capitalist state on a global scale Offers an original analysis of global capitalism and places it in the context of the current crisis of the global capitalist system

Introduction to Sociology 2e

Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Author: Heather Griffiths,Eric Strayer,Susan Cody-Rydzewski
Pages: 512
ISBN: 168092222X
Release: 2017-12-31
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book's conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today's students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface. The images in this textbook are grayscale. Authors include: Heather Griffiths, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones

T Sociology in Our Times 8th Ed

 T  Sociology in Our Times 8th Ed
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Author: Casey ORR,Diana KENDALL
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0495905097
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 592
ISBN: 113395717X
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Power of Good Deeds

The Power of Good Deeds
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Author: Diana Kendall
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781461645238
Release: 2002-07-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit themselves and their families. Kendall's ethnographic research yields the personal narratives of elite women as they describe their views on philanthropy, the need for exclusivity in their by-invitation-only volunteer organizations (such as the Junior League and The Links), their childhood experiences and college years in prestigious schools and sororities, and the debutante presentations and other upper-class rituals in which they participate. By participating in meetings and social functions with elite women in several Texas cities, and conducting systematic interviews, the author gained unprecedented access to elite women across racial and ethnic categories. The Power of Good Deeds provides new insights and greater depth to our knowledge about the upper classes and how the charitable activities of privileged women contribute to the process of legitimization, maintaining an ideology of class-based and race-based segregation in the United States.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe

The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe
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Author: Paul Stewart,Jean-Pierre Durand,Maria-Magdalena Richea
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9783319932064
Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book explores the key conceptual features of the development of the Sociology of Work (SoW) in Europe since 1945, using eleven country case studies. An original contribution to our understanding of the trajectory of the SoW, the chapters map the current state of the theoretical background of the sub-discipline's development to broader socio-political and economic changes, traced across a heterogeneous set of national contexts. Different definitions of the SoW in each country often reflect variations in the focus of analysis, and these chapters link the subject definition and focus to other social science disciplines, the state, as well as social class interests and ideologies. The book contends that the ways in which the sub-discipline makes sense of changes in work is itself a response to the type of society in which the sub-discipline is practiced, whether in the post-war social democratic West, the Soviet East, or today's societies, dominated by variant forms of neo-liberalism. It will be of use to scholars and students interested in the transnational history of the discipline of sociology, with a specific focus on the nexus between the sociology of labour, ideology, economics and politics.