Sociology For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 5, 2010 - Social Science - 384 pages
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The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad andpopular topic

Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, andbecause society is constantly changing, sociology will alwaysremain a crucial and relevant subject. Sociology For Dummieshelps you understand this complex field, serving as the ideal studyguide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when youare already participating in a course.

  • Provides a general overview of what sociology in as well as anin-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories
  • Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and itsimportance to everyday life

Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up tospeed on this widely studied topic in no time.

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Table ofContents Introduction
The Basic Basics
What Is Sociology and Why Should I Care?
Making ItUp as They Went Along The History of Sociology
Sociologys Power Trio
Research Methods Because YouCant Put Society in a Test Tube
Analyzing AnalyticalTools Statistics
Socialization Whatis Culture and Where Can I Get Some?
Social Organization
The Whole WideWorldofWork Keeping the riffraff out Setting organizational boundaries
The Rules of the Game Social Movements and Political Sociology
Urban Sociology and Demographics Aint No Love in the Heart of the City
Sociology and Your Life

Microsociology If Life Is a Game What Are the Rules?
Caught in theWebThe Power ofNetworks
Equality and Inequality in Our Diverse World
Sex and Gender
Getting Religion Faith in the Modern World
Demographics and life transitions
Why Societies Change
Sociology in the Future Will sociology continue to exist?
Ten Ways to Use Sociological Insight in Everyday Life
Ten Myths About Society Busted bySociology

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Jay Gabler, PhD, is a writer, editor, and college instructor. Gabler received his PhD from Harvard University and now teaches at Rasmussen College in Minnesota.

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