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The seventh edition of TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles by posing and answering questions such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of the classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized for improved clarity and now includes coverage of the benefits and drawbacks of globalization while also touching on capitalism, world economy, technology, nations, societies, inequality, and democracy.
Table of Contents
How Do Sociologists Study Society?: Researching the Social World
What Does It Mean To Be Human?: Human Nature, Society, and Culture
How Is Society Possible?: The Basis for Social Order
Why Are People Unequal In Society?: The Origin and Perpetuation of Social Inequality
Are Human Beings Free?: The Power of Society over Human Thinking and Action
What Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us?: Value Judgments, Ethnocentrism, and Human Differences
Why Is There Misery In The World?: Society as an Important Source of Human Problems
Does The Individual Really Make A Difference?: An Introduction to Social Change
Is Organized Religion Necessary For Society?: Tradition, Modernization, and Secularization
Is the World Becoming One Society?
Globalization and the Creation of a World Society
Why Study Sociology?
Afterword: Should We Generalize About People?
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