Sociology in Our Times


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856309
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed 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. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. 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: 1305537335
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 10th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the theme of social change and the ways in which media-particularly social media-and other forms of technology inevitably bring about new ways of living, interacting with others, or doing certain activities or task. New sections on social change have been added throughout the book, and the theme also appears in the “Sociology Works!” and “Media” features. “Sociology and Social Policy” boxes return to this edition, examining issues such as gun control, prevention of military suicides, and whether employers should be allowed to “spy” on their employees. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into the chapter content by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change. New timely topics include environmental activism, immigration, bullying and social media, and same-sex marriage. 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: 1285531884
Category: Social 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 Times: The Essentials


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337517283
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
View: 1998

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Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. 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.

In Our Time


Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476770158
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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This collection of short stories and vignettes marked Ernest Hemingway's American debut and made him famous. When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories “Indian Camp,” “The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife,” “The Three Day Blow,” and “The Battler,” and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose—enlivened by an car for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart. Now recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides a key to Hemingway's later works.

Framing Class

Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America
Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442202254
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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Framing Class introduces students to the concepts of class and media framing, examining how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking book includes discussions of new media, updated sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayal of corporate executives and the new poor.

Sociology in South Africa

Colonial, Apartheid and Democratic Forms
Author: Radhamany Sooryamoorthy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319403257
Category: Social Science
Page: 156
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This book is the first comprehensive account of the history and current state of South African sociology. Providing a holistic picture of the subject both as it is taught in universities and as a field of research, it reveals the trajectories of a discipline in a challenging socio-political context. With the support of historical and scientometric data, it demonstrates how the changing political situation, from colonialism to apartheid to democracy, has influenced the nature, direction and foci of sociological research in the country. The author shows how, during the apartheid era, sociology was professionally fragmented and divided along language and race lines. It was, however, able to flourish with the advent of democracy in 1994 and has become a unique academic movement. This insightful work will appeal to students and scholars of the social sciences, and all those interested in the history and society of South Africa.

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Elite Clubs and The Process of Exclusion
Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461640105
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality. Members Only continues Kendall's study of the upper classes, which began with The Power of Good Deeds, and Framing Class.

The Long Twentieth Century

Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times
Author: Giovanni Arrighi
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840153
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Winner of the American Sociological Association PEWS Award (1995) for Distinguished Scholarship The Long Twentieth Century traces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period. Giovanni Arrighi masterfully synthesizes social theory, comparative history and historical narrative in this account of the structures and agencies which have shaped the course of world history over the millennium. Borrowing from Braudel, Arrighi argues that the history of capitalism has unfolded as a succession of "long centuries"—ages during which a hegemonic power deploying a novel combination of economic and political networks secured control over an expanding world-economic space. The modest beginnings, rise and violent unravel-ing of the links forged between capital, state power, and geopolitics by hegemonic classes and states are explored with dramatic intensity. From this perspective, Arrighi explains the changing fortunes of Florentine, Venetian, Genoese, Dutch, English, and finally American capitalism. The book concludes with an examination of the forces which have shaped and are now poised to undermine America's world power.

A Sociology of Spirituality


Author: Peter C. Jupp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131718663X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 286
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The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions. This is the first collection of essays to assess the significance of spirituality in the sociology of religion. The authors explore the relationship of spirituality to the visual, individualism, gender, identity politics, education and cultural capital. The relationship between secularisation and spirituality is examined and consideration is given to the significance of Simmel in relation to a sociology of spirituality. Problems of defining spirituality are debated with reference to its expression in the UK, the USA, France and Holland. This timely, original and well structured volume provides undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon that can only increase in sociological significance.

The Last Asylum

A Memoir of Madness in Our Times
Author: Barbara Taylor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627408X
Category: History
Page: 320
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In the late 1970s, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, began to suffer from severe anxiety. In the years that followed, Taylor’s world contracted around her illness. Eventually, her struggles were severe enough to lead to her admission to what had once been England’s largest psychiatric institution, the infamous Friern Mental Hospital in North London. The Last Asylum is Taylor’s breathtakingly blunt and brave account of those years. In it, Taylor draws not only on her experience as a historian, but also, more importantly, on her own lived history at Friern— once known as the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum and today the site of a luxury apartment complex. Taylor was admitted to Friern in July 1988, not long before England’s asylum system began to undergo dramatic change: in a development that was mirrored in America, the 1990s saw the old asylums shuttered, their patients left to plot courses through a perpetually overcrowded and underfunded system of community care. But Taylor contends that the emptying of the asylums also marked a bigger loss, a loss of community. She credits her own recovery to the help of a steadfast psychoanalyst and a loyal circle of friends— from Magda, Taylor’s manic-depressive roommate, to Fiona, who shares tips for navigating the system and stories of her boyfriend, the “Spaceman,” and his regular journeys to Saturn. The forging of that network of support and trust was crucial to Taylor’s recovery, offering a respite from the “stranded, homeless feelings” she and others found in the outside world. A vivid picture of mental health treatment at a moment of epochal change, The Last Asylum is also a moving meditation on Taylor’s own experience, as well as that of millions of others who struggle with mental illness.

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame

The Rise of a Pop Star in an Age of Celebrity
Author: Mathieu Deflem
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137584688
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
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This book investigates the stardom of Lady Gaga within a cultural-sociological framework. Resisting a reductionist perspective of fame as a commodity, Mathieu Deflem offers an empirical examination of the social conditions that informed Lady Gaga’s rise to fame. The book delves into topics such as the marketing of Lady Gaga; the legal issues that have dogged her career; the media; her audience; her activism; issues of sex, gender, and sexuality; and Lady Gaga’s unique artistry. By training a spotlight on this singular pop icon, Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame invites readers to consider the nature of stardom in an age of celebrity.

Sociology in Our Times

The Essentials
Author: Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534570699
Category: Sociology
Page: 554
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Diana Kendall's successful brief text is known for the effective way it guides students into the study of sociology in a way that touches their lives. It is especially noted for its coverage of race, class, and gender filtered through an applied orientation. The text takes an inclusive approach to diverse theoretical viewpoints. Each chapter incorporates recent research (especially by women and people of color) as well as classic studies. The author has a vivid writing style and uses compelling everyday life examples which make sociology come alive for students.

The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781682410
Category: History
Page: 432
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Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study of these archaic cultures. The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations – Weber’s neglected masterpiece, first published in German in 1897 and reissued in 1909 – is a fascinating examination of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrew society in Israel, the city-states of classical Greece, the Hellenistic world and, finally, Republican and Imperial Rome. The book is infused with the excitement attendant when new intellectual tools are brought to bear on familiar subjects. Throughout the work, Weber blends a description of socio-economic structures with an investigation into mechanisms and causes in the rise and decline of social systems. The volume ends with a magisterial explanatory essay on the underlying reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Cult and Science of Public Health

A Sociological Investigation
Author: Kevin Dew
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857453394
Category: Medical
Page: 179
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In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities and desires. This is in contrast to public health's foundation in science, particularly the science of epidemiology. The rigid rules of 'scientific evidence' used to determine the cause of illness and disease can work against the most vulnerable in society by putting sectors of the population, such as underrepresented workers, at a disadvantage. This study focuses on this tension between traditional science and the changing vision articulated within public health (and across many disciplines) that calls for a collective response to uncontrolled capitalism and unremitting globalization, and to the way in which health inequalities and their association with social inequalities provides a political rhetoric that calls for a new redistributive social programme. Drawing on decades of research, the author argues that public health is both a cult and a science of contemporary society.

Sociology Our Times


Author: Kendall,Diana Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534626914
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Authors Diana Kendall and Kathryn Mueller of Baylor University created this supplement to give students further opportunities to think sociologically and master course material. For each chapter of the text, the study guide includes a brief chapter outline, chapter summary, learning objectives, key terms and people, detailed chapter outline, and student projects. The study guide also includes practice tests consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions with page references, 10-15 true-false questions, and 5 short answer and essay questions for each chapter of the text.