Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Kendall
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 768
ISBN: 1305503090
Language: un
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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Release: 1996
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0534210279
Language: un
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This compelling presentation of sociological concepts emphasizes the human drama, societal issues, social problems in our lives in these times.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times  The Essentials
Author by: Diana Kendall
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 608
ISBN: 1337109657
Language: un
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Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Elizabeth Kendall,Rick Linden,Jane Lothian Murray
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0176558632
Language: un
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"Sociology in Our Times is a popular introductory sociology text used at both colleges and universities. Sociology in Our Times systematically frames each chapter in the text with each of the five main theoretical perspectives: functionalist, conflict, feminist, symbolic interactionist, and postmodernist."--

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1111305528
Language: un
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The latest edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, International Edition builds on the best of this popular text’s previous editions while offering new chapter-opening first-person accounts of individuals’ lived experience and significantly updated coverage, learning tools, and opportunities for students to apply what they learn and make a difference in their own communities. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in social issues already familiar to students hold students’ interest and engage their sociological imaginations as they learn the concepts, theories, and research that comprise sociology today. A vibrant new interior design and an exciting collection of new videos with assignable activities complement the text’s new coverage of timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sociology in Our Time

Sociology in Our Time
Author by: Diana Kendall
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0495905119
Language: un
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Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, 8th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Elizabeth Kendall,Rick Linden,Jane Lothian Murray
Release: 2004
Editor: Nelson
Pages: 738
ISBN: 0176223193
Language: en
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Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Diana Kendall
Release: 2011-12-15
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 676
ISBN: 1111832471
Language: en
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Now in its Ninth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism."--pub. desc.

Political Sociology in a Global Era

Political Sociology in a Global Era
Author by: Berch Berberoglu
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781317254034
Language: en
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Political Sociology in a Global Era provides a critical analysis of the origins, nature, development, and transformation of the state and society historically and today, examining the class nature and social basis of politics and the state in different societal settings. The book emphasizes the centrality of class relations in explaining political power and the role of the state in class-divided societies by providing powerful theoretical and empirical analyses of themes in political sociology in an era of globalization. It examines in detail the major political issues and events of our time, and makes them relevant to the study of power and politics today. Some of the features of this text include: Introduces a global political sociology emphasizing the dynamics of power relations Provides a critical analysis of the role of politics and the state within the world-historical process Describes classical and contemporary theories of politics and the state Explains the origins and development of the state, discussing the nature of the state, its class basis, and contradictions in different types of societies Considers the dynamics of the capitalist state and traces its development in Europe and the United States from the 18th century to the present Details the role of the advanced capitalist state in the global political economy at the current, advanced stage of late capitalism Discusses the social movements that have been actively struggling against the capitalist state from earlier times to the present, including the Arab Spring, focusing on recent developments in both advanced capitalist and less-developed capitalist societies where mobilization of the masses has led to struggles against the capitalist state on a global scale Offers an original analysis of global capitalism and places it in the context of the current crisis of the global capitalist system

Sociology in the Twenty First Century

Sociology in the Twenty First Century
Author by: Simon Susen
Release: 2020
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 623
ISBN: 9783030384241
Language: en
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"A comprehensive and judicious account of the intellectual and material state of sociology, based on omnivorous reading and incisive analysis. The writing is beautifully clear and the book is a major contribution to the self-understanding of the discipline." -- William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK This book examines key trends, debates, and challenges in twenty-first-century sociology. To this end, it focuses on significant issues surrounding the nature of sociology ('What is sociology?'), the history of sociology ('How has sociology evolved?'), and the study of sociology ('How can or should we make sense of sociology?'). These issues have been, and will continue to be, essential to the creation of conceptually informed, methodologically rigorous, and empirically substantiated research programmes in the discipline. Over the past years, however, there have been numerous disputes and controversies concerning the future of sociology. Particularly important in this respect are recent and ongoing discussions on the possibilities of developing new - and, arguably, post-classical - forms of sociology. The central assumption underlying most of these projects is the contention that a comprehensive analysis of the principal challenges faced by global society requires the construction of a sociology capable of accounting for the interconnectedness of social actors and social structures across time and space. This book provides a cutting-edge overview of crucial past, present, and possible future trends, debates, and challenges shaping the pursuit of sociological inquiry.

Resonance

Resonance
Author by: Hartmut Rosa
Release: 2019-07-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781509519927
Language: en
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The pace of modern life is undoubtedly speeding up, yet this acceleration does not seem to have made us any happier or more content. If acceleration is the problem, then the solution, argues Hartmut Rosa in this major new work, lies in “resonance.” The quality of a human life cannot be measured simply in terms of resources, options, and moments of happiness; instead, we must consider our relationship to, or resonance with, the world. Applying his theory of resonance to many domains of human activity, Rosa describes the full spectrum of ways in which we establish our relationship to the world, from the act of breathing to the adoption of culturally distinct worldviews. He then turns to the realms of concrete experience and action – family and politics, work and sports, religion and art – in which we as late modern subjects seek out resonance. This task is proving ever more difficult as modernity’s logic of escalation is both cause and consequence of a distorted relationship to the world, at individual and collective levels. As Rosa shows, all the great crises of modern society – the environmental crisis, the crisis of democracy, the psychological crisis – can also be understood and analyzed in terms of resonance and our broken relationship to the world around us. Building on his now classic work on acceleration, Rosa’s new book is a major new contribution to the theory of modernity, showing how our problematic relation to the world is at the crux of some of the most pressing issues we face today. This bold renewal of critical theory for our times will be of great interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis
Author by: Onofrio Romano
Release: 2014-06-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781317962502
Language: en
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The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved faster than reality and its ruling models, ensuring a dynamic equilibrium during modernity. Despite any dramatic social crisis, theory has always provided exit routes. The tragedy of current crisis lies in the fact that its social implications are exasperated by the absence of alternative views. This book identifies the causes of this mismatch between thought and reality, and illustrates a way out.

Introduction to Sociology 2e

Introduction to Sociology 2e
Author by: Heather Griffiths,Eric Strayer,Susan Cody-Rydzewski
Release: 2017-12-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 512
ISBN: 168092222X
Language: en
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book's conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today's students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface. The images in this textbook are grayscale. Authors include: Heather Griffiths, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author by: Rick Linden,Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 111130551X
Language: un
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The Sociology of Nationalism

The Sociology of Nationalism
Author by: David McCrone
Release: 2002-05-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781134822614
Language: en
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In recent years nationalism has emerged as one of the dominant issues of our time. In this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the key issues and debates around a subject which is too often obscured by polemic. Among topics covered are: * classical and contemporary theories of nationalism * nationalism and ethnicity * nationalism and the nation state * colonial and post-colonial nationalisms * neo nationalism and post communist nationalism.

Sociology in South Africa

Sociology in South Africa
Author by: R. Sooryamoorthy
Release: 2016-08-13
Editor: Springer
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9783319403250
Language: en
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This book is the first comprehensive account of the history and current state of South African sociology. Providing a holistic picture of the subject both as it is taught in universities and as a field of research, it reveals the trajectories of a discipline in a challenging socio-political context. With the support of historical and scientometric data, it demonstrates how the changing political situation, from colonialism to apartheid to democracy, has influenced the nature, direction and foci of sociological research in the country. The author shows how, during the apartheid era, sociology was professionally fragmented and divided along language and race lines. It was, however, able to flourish with the advent of democracy in 1994 and has become a unique academic movement. This insightful work will appeal to students and scholars of the social sciences, and all those interested in the history and society of South Africa.

The Sociology of Law

The Sociology of Law
Author by: A. Javier Trevino
Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781351473705
Language: en
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the sociology of law by providing a coherent organization to the general body of literature in that field. As such, the text gives a comprehensive overview of theoretical sociology of law. It deals with the broad expanse of the field and covers a vast amount of intellectual terrain. This volume is intended to fill a gap in the literature. Most textbooks in the sociology of law are insufficiently theoretical or else do not provide a paradigmatic analysis of sociological theories. The content of this text consists of discussions of the works of scholars who have contributed the most to the cumulative development of the sociology of law. It surveys the major traditions of legal sociology but is not wedded to any one particular theoretical approach. Both the "classical," or nineteenth-century, and "contemporary," or twentieth-century, perspectives are covered. The reader will see that nineteenth-century thought has directly influenced the emergence of twentieth-century theory. One unique feature of this book is that key sociological and legal concepts, presented in bold print and italics, are defined, described, and illustrated throughout. Although the nature of the subject matter is highly theoretical and, at times, quite complex, Trevino values every effort to present the material in the most straightforward and intelligible form possible without compromising the integrity of the theories themselves. In short, this book aims to accomplish three objectives: inform about the progressive advancement of sociological theory, teach the reader to analyze the law as a social phenomenon, and develop in the reader a critical mode of thinking about issues relevant to the relationship between law and society.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe

The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe
Author by: Paul Stewart,Jean-Pierre Durand,Maria-Magdalena Richea
Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: Springer
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9783319932064
Language: en
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This book explores the key conceptual features of the development of the Sociology of Work (SoW) in Europe since 1945, using eleven country case studies. An original contribution to our understanding of the trajectory of the SoW, the chapters map the current state of the theoretical background of the sub-discipline's development to broader socio-political and economic changes, traced across a heterogeneous set of national contexts. Different definitions of the SoW in each country often reflect variations in the focus of analysis, and these chapters link the subject definition and focus to other social science disciplines, the state, as well as social class interests and ideologies. The book contends that the ways in which the sub-discipline makes sense of changes in work is itself a response to the type of society in which the sub-discipline is practiced, whether in the post-war social democratic West, the Soviet East, or today's societies, dominated by variant forms of neo-liberalism. It will be of use to scholars and students interested in the transnational history of the discipline of sociology, with a specific focus on the nexus between the sociology of labour, ideology, economics and politics.

The Political Sociology of Emotions

The Political Sociology of Emotions
Author by: Nicolas Demertzis
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781351212458
Language: en
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The Political Sociology of Emotions articulates the political sociology of emotions as a sub-field of emotions sociology in relation to cognate disciplines and sub-disciplines. Far from reducing politics to affectivity, the political sociology of emotions is coterminous with political sociology itself plus the emotive angle added in the investigation of its traditional and more recent areas of research. The worldwide predominance of affective anti-politics (e.g., the securitization of immigration policies, reactionism, terrorism, competitive authoritarianism, nationalism and populism, etc.) makes the political sociology of emotions increasingly necessary in making the prospects of democracy and republicanism in the twenty-first century more intelligible. Through a weak constructionist theoretical perspective, the book shows the utility of this new sub-field by addressing two central themes: trauma and ressentiment. Trauma is considered as a key cultural-political phenomenon of our times, evoking both negative and positive emotions; ressentiment is a pertaining individual and collective political emotion allied to insecurities and moral injuries. In tandem, they constitute fundamental experiences of late modern times. The value of the political sociology of emotions is revealed in the analysis of civil wars, cultural traumas, the politics of pity, the suffering of distant others in the media, populism, and national identities on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment
Author by: Natalie Boero,Katherine Mason
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9780190842475
Language: en
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"The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment challenges the view that bodies belong to the category of "nature" and are biological, essential, and pre-social. It argues instead that bodies both shape and get shaped by human societies. As such, the body is an appropriate and necessary area of study for sociologists. The Handbook works to clarify the scope of this topic and display the innovations of research within the field. The volume is divided into three main parts: Bodies and Methodology; Marginalized Bodies; and Embodied Sociology. Sociologists contributing to the first two parts focus on the body and the ways it is given meaning, regulated, and subjected to legal and medical oversight in a variety of social contexts (particularly when the body in question violates norms for how a culture believes bodies "ought" to behave or appear). Sociologists contributing to the last part use the bodily as a lens through which to study social institutions and experiences. These social settings range from personal decisions about medical treatment to programs for teaching police recruits how to use physical force, from social movement tactics to countries' understandings of race and national identity. Many chapters throughout the book offer extended methodological reflections, providing guidance on how to conduct sociological research on the body and, at times, acknowledging the role the authors' own bodies play in developing their knowledge of the research subject"--