9780205305964

Sociology : Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205305964

  • ISBN 10:

    0205305962

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/01/2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

An economical paperback text that is theoretically balanced, offers global perspectives, shows how sociology is applied to real problems, and contains a built-in study guide. This introduction to sociology uses the three major theoretical perspectives functionalist, conflict, and interactionist as tools for examining the social world. The author shows how society works and how human behavior is shaped by cultural, structural, and institutional forces, using illuminating examples. As in previous editions, the Fifth Edition also integrates two other themes that reflect some contemporary trends in sociology. The first is a reemergence of interest in how sociological knowledge can be applied to social problems or to helping people improve their lives. The second is the recognition that societies and cultures are becoming increasingly diverse and interdependent.

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