Sociology in Our Times


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495813915
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples, including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in the chapter openers accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society itself while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. The author's vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo-essays and companion video engages readers and further highlights sociology relevance to all students. Kendall's text is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113395717X
Category: Science
Page: 592
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Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Time


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495905110
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, 8th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111305501
Category: Science
Page: 624
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The latest edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS builds on the best of this popular text’s previous editions while offering new chapter-opening first-person accounts of individuals lived experience and significantly updated coverage, learning tools, and opportunities for students to apply what they learn and make a difference in their own communities. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in social issues already familiar to students hold students’ interest and engage their sociological imaginations as they learn the concepts, theories, and research that comprise sociology today. A vibrant new interior design and an exciting collection of new videos with assignable activities complement the texts’ new coverage of timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kendall's Sociology in Our Times


Author: Kathryn Sinast Mueller,Diana Kendall
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495130437
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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This student study tool contains brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, student learning objectives, a list of key terms and key people with page references to the text, detailed chapter outlines, Analyzing and Understanding the Boxes, study activities, learning objectives, practice tests consisting of 25-30 multiple choice questions, 10-15 true-false questions, 5 essay questions (Sociology In Our Times: Diversity Issues), InfoTrac? readings and exercises, Internet exercises, student class projects and activities. All multiple-choice and true-false questions include answer explanations and page references to the text.

Sociology in Our Times


Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534571399
Category: Crime
Page: 720
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This mainstream, best-selling text is noted for its especially strong coverage of current social issues, along with its integration of race, class, gender, and age perspectives. The author includes diverse theoretical viewpoints, including feminist theory. A social issue or application opens each chapter and provides various topics for boxes, features, and examples that are carried throughout the entire chapter. The author, who has the most vivid, personal writing style in the market, uses compelling everyday examples that make sociology particularly relevant to diverse students. This cutting-edge book highlights the relevance of sociology by including a diverse collection of classical and contemporary theories, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Kendall shows students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously.

Changing Societies

Essential Sociology for Our Times
Author: Anthony M. Orum,John Wallace Claire Johnstone,Stephanie Riger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693290
Category: Social Science
Page: 550
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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action."