Discover Sociology

Discover Sociology

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Author : William J. Chambliss
  • ISBN-10 : 9781544357553
  • Release : 2018-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 632
  • Price : FREE
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The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. What key social forces construct and transform our lives as individuals and as members of society? How does our social world shape us? How do we shape our world? Discover Sociology presents sociology as a discipline of curious minds. The authors inspire curiosity about the social world and empower students by providing the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools they need to understand, analyze, and even change the world in which they live. Organized around four main themes—The Sociological Imagination, Power and Inequality, Technological Transformations of Society, and Globalization—the book illuminates the social roots of diverse phenomena and institutions, ranging from poverty and deviance to capitalism and the nuclear family. "Behind the Numbers" features illustrate the practical side of sociology and shows students how to be critical consumers of social science data reported in the media. And every chapter addresses the question, "What can I do with a sociology degree?" by linking the knowledge and skills acquired through studying sociology with specific jobs and career paths. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Vantage Digital Option Engage, Learn, Soar with SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that delivers Discover Sociology, Fourth Edition textbook content in a learning experience carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video Assignable Video (available on the SAGE Vantage platform) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles. Learn more. SAGE Coursepacks

Discover Sociology

Discover Sociology

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Author : William J. Chambliss
  • ISBN-10 : 9781506347400
  • Release : 2016-12-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 632
  • Price : FREE
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Discover Sociology explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world. Organized around the four main themes of The Sociological Imagination, Power and Inequality, Technological Transformations of Society, and Globalization, every chapter in the book illuminates the social roots of diverse phenomena and institutions

Discover Sociology  Core Concepts

Discover Sociology Core Concepts

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Author : Daina S. Eglitis
  • ISBN-10 : 9781544372334
  • Release : 2019-11-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 536
  • Price : FREE
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Discover Sociology: Core Concepts by Daina S. Eglitis and William J. Chambliss explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world. It is adapted from Discover Sociology, Fourth Edition and offers in-depth coverage of 12 high-priority topics that are at the core of almost all introductory sociology courses. The Second Edition of Core Concepts maintains its reader-friendly narrative and the hallmark themes of the parent book, including the unequal distribution of power in society (“Inequality Matters”), the sociological imagination (“Private Lives, Public Issues”), career skills (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree?”) and civil discourse (“Discover and Debate”). In response to reader’s requests, this edition features expanded coverage of issues such as intersectionality, popular culture, and changes in the contemporary population of college students in the U.S. Additionally, updated social indicators bring in the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pew Research Center, among others, to ensure that discussions and figures remain timely. Also available as a digital option (courseware). Contact your sales rep to learn more about Essentials of Sociology, Fourth Edition - Vantage Digital Option.

Discover Sociology Interactive eBook

Discover Sociology Interactive eBook

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Author : William J. Chambliss
  • ISBN-10 : 145221879X
  • Release : 2013-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • Price : FREE
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Ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning, this Interactive eBook version of Discover Sociology provides students with the identical content and page layout of the traditional printed book in a flexible electronic format. Users of the eBook can link directly from the “page” to video, audio, additional enrichment readings, glossary terms, and other relevant resources that bring sociology to life in a way that a traditional print text can’t. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, helpful links to video, podcasts, SAGE journal articles, reference links, and much more! Students can use the interactive eBook on its own, or package it with the printed textbook for no additional cost. View a demo chapter by visiting http://www.sagepub.com/chamblissintro/demo/

Discovering Sociology

Discovering Sociology

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Author : Mark McCormack
  • ISBN-10 : 9781137609755
  • Release : 2018-03-16
  • Genre: Social sciences
  • Download/Read : 312
  • Price : FREE
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This major new textbook uses lively prose and a series of carefully-crafted pedagogical features to both introduce Sociology as a discipline and to help students realize how deeply sociological issues impact on their own lives. Over the book’s ten chapters, students discover what Sociology is, alongside its historical development and emergent new concerns. They will be led through the theories that underpin the discipline and familiarized with what it takes to undertake good sociological research. Ultimately students will be led and inspired to develop their own sociological imagination – learning to question their own assumptions about the society, the culture and the world around them today.Historically, the majority of introductory Sociology textbooks have run to many hundreds of pages, discouraging students from further reading. By contrast, Discovering Sociology has been carefully designed and developed as a true introduction, covering the key ideas and topics that first year undergraduate students need to engage with without sacrificing intellectual rigour.

Discovering Sociology  RLE Social Theory

Discovering Sociology RLE Social Theory

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : John Rex
  • ISBN-10 : 9781317651963
  • Release : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 294
  • Price : FREE
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Professor John Rex was one of Britain’s most eminent sociologists, and a teacher of a whole generation of sociology students. In this book he presents a stimulating introduction to the major issues of sociological theory and gives an account of the perspective which has informed his thinking and writing. He deals with the objectives of sociological investigation, the methods it uses and how in these respects it resembles or differs from natural science and history. He goes on to discuss the work of Weber, Durkheim, Marx, Engels, Mills and other important theorists, and concludes with a convincing demonstration of the continuing relevance of the Weberian tradition to the study of sociology.

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Author : Josee Johnston
  • ISBN-10 : 9781317690672
  • Release : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 476
  • Price : FREE
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The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possibl

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Author : Kimberly McGann
  • ISBN-10 : 9781483378718
  • Release : 2015-01-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 280
  • Price : FREE
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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.