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SOC 2024: 2024 Release
SOC 2024: 2024 Release

SOC 2024: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1260726789 | ISBN13: 9781260726787
By Jon Witt

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The goal of SOC 2024 is to inform, challenge, and empower students as they become intellectual thinkers and active agents of social change. This text facilitates the thought process by asking students to constantly apply what they know about the real world. Within the text, features such as “Did You Know?” and “SOCThink” lead students to apply difficult concepts to their own lives and experiences. In this way, academic sociology becomes personal and accessible. 


Today’s students are already so attuned to social issues, whether via social media, parents, classmates, or a whole host of agents of socialization, that they now step into the classroom with opinions and curiosity about inequalities to a degree that might have been rare even 10 years ago. Often, a well-thought-out and, inadvertently, sociological, conversation will develop in class.


Hundreds of updated examples, research citations, and photographs make SOC 2024 Release even more timely and engaging.


1 The Sociological Imagination
2 Sociological Research
3 Culture
4 Socialization
5 Social Structure and Interaction
6 Deviance
7 Families
8 Education and Religion
9 Economy and Politics
10 Social Class
11 Global Inequality
12 Gender and Sexuality
13 Race and Ethnicity
14 Population, Health, and Environment
15 Social Change

About the Author

Jon Witt

Jon Witt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He attended college and graduate school in the Chicago area and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. Jon has been teaching at Central College in Pella, Iowa, since 1993. Hi first book, The Big Picture: A Sociology Primer (McGraw-Hill), provides an accessible and interesting introduction to what it means to look at the world sociologically. The website at www.soc101.com accompanies SOC and The Big Picture, and is dedicated to providing links to sociological stories, research, ideas, data, and more.

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