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This new Eighth Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD will help you visualize sociology all around you! Let this experienced author help you explore the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD uses the theme of social change to tie together the many elements of sociology while it helps you develop an understanding of the science. Soon, you will begin to see real sociology at work in the world everyday. You?ll examine the social epidemiology of AIDS and the growing obesity epidemic, collective behavior, including fads, fashions, rumor, gossip, panic, and mass hysteria, aging in a global perspective, and gay and lesbian relationships and families.
Table of Contents
Sociology: An Introduction
The Tools of Sociology
Societies and Nations
Interaction in Groups
Deviance and Social Control
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Mass Publics
Stratification and Global Inequality
Inequalities of Social Class
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Inequalities of Gender
Inequalities of Youth and Age
Politics and Political Institutions
Science, Technology, and Medicine
Social Continuity and Change
Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Global Social Change
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