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Sociology: A Brief Introduction: 2024 Release
Sociology: A Brief Introduction: 2024 Release

Sociology: A Brief Introduction: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1264127286 | ISBN13: 9781264127283
By Richard T. Schaefer

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Sociology: A Brief Introduction connects essential sociological theories, research, and concepts to students’ daily experiences. The program highlights the distinctive ways in which sociologists explore human social behavior—and how their research findings can be used to help students think critically about the broader principles that guide their lives. In doing so, it helps students begin to think sociologically, using what they have learned to evaluate human interactions and institutions independently. With up-to-date scholarship, examples, and photos, Dr. Schaefer’s market-leading, student-friendly program features thorough integration of the latest research on race, ethnicity, and globalization.

1 Understanding Sociology 
2 Sociological Research 
3 Culture 
4 Socialization and the Life Course 
5 Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure 
6 Mass Media and Social Media 
7 Deviance, Crime, and Social Control 
8 Stratification and Social Mobility in the United States 
9 Global Inequality 
10 Racial and Ethnic Inequality 
11 Stratification by Gender and Sexuality
12 The Family and Household Diversity 
13 Education and Religion 
14 Government and the Economy
15 Health, Population, and the Environment 
16 Social Change in the Global Community

About the Author

Richard T. Schaefer

Richard T. Schaefer received a B.A. in sociology from Northwestern University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer became a professor of sociology and now teaches at DePaul University in Chicago. In 2004, he was named to the Vincent DePaul professorship in recognition of his undergraduate teaching and scholarship. He has taught introductory sociology for more than 35 years to students in colleges, adult education programs, nursing programs, and a maximum-security prison. Dr. Schaefer is the author of numerous sociology textbooks; his articles and book reviews have appeared in many journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology.

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