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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.
Table of Contents
Studying Society and Social Life
The Sociological Perspective
Sociological Research Methods
Social Groups and Social Control
Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
Groups and Organizations
Deviance and Crime
Social Class in the United States
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
Aging and Inequality Based on Age
The Economy and Work in a Global Perspective
Politics and Government in Global Perspective
Families and Intimate Relationships
Health, Health Care, and Disability
Social Dynamics and Social Change
Population and Urbanization
Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change
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