Introduces sociology with an emphasis on connectedness; the idea that different subject areas within sociology relate to one another and to sociology's three overarching perspectives: Functionalist, Conflict, and Interactionist. This comprehensive book introduces coherent coverage of a wide range of material while explaining the three basic sociological perspectives and draws upon these perspectives throughout the book for better understanding. Demonstrates the relationship between culture and social structure in a single chapter combining both. It also emphasizes critical thinking by challenging readers to assess the scientific validity of claims and to ensure that data are consistent. The fourth edition of "Sociology" has been revised to include the latest and most relevant material. Demonstrates the practical uses of sociology in "Putting Sociology to Work" sections that also reinforce the focus on applied sociology and the usefulness of sociology in developing public policy. An essential reference for any professional in the social sciences.
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