Sociology: Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World

Front Cover
Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2007 - Social Science - 540 pages
0 Reviews
This economical paperback text is theoretically balanced, offers global perspectives, shows how sociology is applied to real problems, and contains a built-in study guide.This introduction to sociology uses the three major theoretical perspectives functionalist, conflict, and interactionist as tools for examining the social world. The author uses illuminating examples to show how society works and how human behavior is shaped by cultural, structural, and institutional forces.As in previous editions, the Seventh Edition also integrates two other themes that reflect contemporary trends in sociology. The first is a reemergence of interest in how sociological knowledge can be applied to social problems or to helping people improve their lives. The second is the recognition that societies and cultures are becoming increasingly diverse and interdependent.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
Putting Sociology to Use

52 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information