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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Sociology that use a comprehensive text. The most widely adopted sociology multi-media learning package. Authoritative, comprehensive, and stimulating, this carefully coordinated combination textbook, CD-ROM, and Website offers a fresh and contemporary perspectivewith a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. Its emphasis on cultivating a global perspective , its multicultural view , its focus on critical thinking , and its abundance of boxed features and full program of colorful maps bring sociology to life and appeal to students across all academic backgrounds.
Table of Contents
PART I THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY
The Sociological Perspective
Welcome to the Information Revolution!
PART II THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Groups and Organizations
How New Technology Is Changing Our Way of Life
PART III SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Social Class in the United States
Race and Ethnicity
Aging and the Elderly
New Information Technology and Social Stratification
PART IV SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
The Economy and Work
Politics and Government
Health and Medicine
New Information Technology and Social Institutions
PART V SOCIAL CHANGE
Population, Urbanization, and Environment
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies