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The Basics of Sociology By Kathy Stolley

The Basics of Sociology by Kathy Stolley

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Provides an introduction to the core concepts in sociology. Accessibly written chapters illustrate the history and practice ofsociological work, past and present.

The Basics of Sociology Summary

The Basics of Sociology by Kathy Stolley

This book provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Accessibly written chapters illustrate the history and practice of sociological work. Recent areas of social science inquiry, e.g., globalization and the Internet are also covered. There are profiles of more than 70 notable sociologists. In addition, there is information on training and working as a sociologist.

This book provides an introduction to core conepts in sociology. Written in a readable, accessible style, it uses a mix of both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts and to underscore their continuing relevance. It examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. It demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences explaining that, when we understand these forces, we can better make sense of the world around us, better understand ourselves, and better participate in shaping the future for ourselves and for others.

The book extends traditional applications of these core concepts by focusing on their application to globalization and the Internet. A series of biographical profiles highlight the careers of more than 70 notable sociologists as well as others, who have contributed to the field. There is a chapter devoted to careers in sociology. Each chapter has a list of additional print and nonprint resources.

The Basics of Sociology Reviews

"[An] excellent little book... academic libraries will find interested readers for this book."-Reference Reviews
?[An] excellent little book... academic libraries will find interested readers for this book.?-Reference Reviews
?Students researching about sociology, why it is important and why they should study it will find this book readable, as well as a source of classic studies and current references. They will learn how social forces impact their lives and how, by understanding them, they can begin to make sense of the world around them....Teachers who need an explanation of the term "urban legend" or want students to begin thinking about social movements will welcome this addition to your collection. Many other topics will be useful in helping to revise assignments. Highly recommended.?-Gale Reference Reviews
"Students researching about sociology, why it is important and why they should study it will find this book readable, as well as a source of classic studies and current references. They will learn how social forces impact their lives and how, by understanding them, they can begin to make sense of the world around them....Teachers who need an explanation of the term "urban legend" or want students to begin thinking about social movements will welcome this addition to your collection. Many other topics will be useful in helping to revise assignments. Highly recommended."-Gale Reference Reviews

About Kathy Stolley

Kathy S. Stolley is an applied sociologist, managing an electronic meeting facility, providing advisory, consulting, and facilitation services on organizational processes and issues in a multinational organization. In addition, she is an online Adjunct Professor for Anne Arundel Community College. She is also the editor of the journal Social Insight: Knowledge at Work.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Sociology Sociological Theory Culture and Society Socialization and Social Interaction Social Groups and Organizations Deviance and Social Control Stratification Population Structure and Concentration Social Action Research Methods Preparing to Be a Sociologist and Career Opportunities

Additional information

GOR010706476
9780313323874
0313323879
The Basics of Sociology by Kathy Stolley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
ABC-CLIO
2005-03-30
328
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