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Overview

Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum’s vibrant, visual, and research-based new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book’s features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum’s ninth edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience.

William Kornblum, City University of New York

William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he helps train future instructors and researchers in the social sciences. He also teaches undergraduates at various campuses of the City University, including Queens College, Hunter College, and City College. A specialist in urban and community studies, Kornblum began his teaching career with the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, where he taught physics and chemistry in French-speaking West Africa. He received his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also taught at the University of Washington at Seattle and worked as a research sociologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At the CUNY Graduate School, he directs research on environmental issues and on urban policy. With his longtime research partner, Terry Williams, he recently co-authored THE UPTOWN KIDS, a sociological portrait of teenagers and young adults growing up in high-rise public housing projects. He was also the principal investigator of Project TELL, a longitudinal study of the ways in which home computers can improve the life chances of young people at risk of dropping out of school. In 2005, Kornblum was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association.
  • This edition includes numerous discussions of the causes and consequences of the recent wave of terrorism, the impact of Hurricane Katrina, the AIDS pandemic, population growth and planetary atmospheric warming, and globalization. New material dealing with these topics appears throughout the text.
  • Each chapter of the book has been updated and revised to reflect contemporary trends in sociological research and teaching.
  • The text emphasizes research by sociologists featured in the Exploring Society telecourse, new from DALLAS TeleLearning in 2002. Exploring Society replaces The Sociological Imagination, which for many years was the most popular telecourse offered by the Public Broadcasting System throughout the United States. The older telecourse has been replaced by an equally insightful and captivating new series of videos keyed to Sociology in a Changing World and featuring sociologists like Arlie Hochschild, Troy Duster, Juan Battle, Victor Ayala, Claire Renzetti, and many others who conduct original research and are experienced, charismatic classroom teachers.
  • “Mapping Social Change” features use maps and photos to show the distribution of a condition or characteristic throughout the United States or the world.
  • Review and Perspectives Charts summarize material for ease in studying. They organize topics such as the major sociological perspectives, the basic research methods, effects of cultural contact, and elements of social structure. Several new charts have been added in this edition.
  • Visual Sociology, a short photo essay, shows how sociologists analyze photographs or other visual material as part of their research.
  • Chapter summaries are found at the end of each chapter. Each summary is a thorough but concise listing of the key concepts and relationships presented in the chapter.
  • End-of-chapter glossaries present key terms in order of appearance so that terms that should be learned together, such as achieved status and ascribed status, appear together.
  • Focus Questions draw attention to key issues discussed in the chapter.
  • “Thinking Critically” features are fully integrated. In each chapter, two “Thinking Critically” features appear at places where students can benefit from some probing questions about the material just presented. These short but provocative features are designed to get the students to stop reading for a time, think critically about key aspects of the material, and come up with answers based on sociological facts and personal values.
  • Opening vignettes begin each chapter to capture students’ attention and introduce them to the subject matter. The “story” presented in each vignette is continued in a “Visual Sociology” box near the end of the chapter.
  • “Sociological Methods” boxes show how sociologists go about conducting their research.
  • “Global Social Change” boxes apply sociological concepts to explain major social changes around the world.
  • “Then and Now” features contrast photos of a particular social condition in the past and today.
PART 1: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS.
1. Sociology: An Introduction.
2. The Tools of Sociology.
3. Culture.
4. Societies and Nations.
PART 2: SOCIAL DYNAMICS.
5. Socialization.
6. Interaction in Groups.
7. Sexuality.
8. Deviance and Social Control.
9. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Mass Publics.
PART 3: SOCIAL DIVISIONS.
10. Stratification and Global Inequality.
11. Inequalities of Social Class.
12. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity.
13. Inequalities of Gender.
14. Inequalities of Youth and Age.
PART 4: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
15. Families.
16. Religion.
17. Education.
18. Economic Institutions.
19. Politics and Political Institutions.
20. Health and Medicine.
PART 5: SOCIAL CONTINUITY AND CHANGE.
21. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment.
22. GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE (ONLINE CHAPTER).

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Sociology in a Changing World

ISBN: 9781111301576
Help your students visualize sociology all around them with William Kornblum’s vibrant, visual, and research-based new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD. Comprehensive and student friendly, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD presents a thematic approach that emphasizes the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. This unique emphasis on social change--which is visited in the book’s features--helps students understand our similarities, our differences, and society as a whole. The text carefully balances contemporary and classic theory and research, with special attention to the works of female and minority social scientists and cross-cultural studies. Kornblum applies all the major perspectives of sociology without giving undue emphasis to any single approach. Additionally, SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD is the chosen text for the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology Telecourse from Dallas TeleLearning. Challenging yet accessible, interesting and scholarly, Kornblum’s ninth edition helps students think like sociologists long after their college experience.

Student Telecourse Guide

ISBN: 9781111829513
The Telecourse Guide for Kornblum’s SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, Ninth Edition, is designed to accompany the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology telecourse produced by DALLAS TeleLearning of the Dallas County Community College District. The Telecourse Guide provides the essential integration of videos and text, providing students with valuable resources designed to direct their daily study in the Exploring Society telecourse. Each chapter of the Telecourse Guide contains a lesson that corresponds to one of the twenty-two video segments in the Exploring Society telecourse. Each lesson includes the following components: Overview, Lesson Assignment, Lesson Goal, Lesson Learning Objectives, Review, Lesson Focus Points, Related Activities, Practice Tests, and an Answer Key.

FOR STUDENTS

Sociology in a Changing World

ISBN: 9781111301576
This new ninth edition of SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD will help you visualize sociology all around you! Let this experienced author help you explore the reality of social change and its impact on individuals, groups, and societies throughout the world. SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD uses the theme of social change to tie together the many elements of sociology while helping you develop an understanding of the science. Soon, you will begin to see real sociology at work in the world every day. You will examine the social epidemiology of AIDS and the growing obesity epidemic, collective behavior, including fads, fashions, rumor, gossip, panic, and mass hysteria, aging in a global perspective, and gay and lesbian relationships and families. Revised against a background of war and severe economic depression, this new ninth edition tackles domestic and global trends that are sure to resonate with the modern student.

Student Telecourse Guide

ISBN: 9781111829513
The Telecourse Guide for Kornblum’s SOCIOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, Ninth Edition, is designed to accompany the Exploring Society: Introduction to Sociology telecourse produced by DALLAS TeleLearning of the Dallas County Community College District. The Telecourse Guide provides the essential integration of videos and text, providing students with valuable resources designed to direct their daily study in the Exploring Society telecourse. Each chapter of the Telecourse Guide contains a lesson that corresponds to one of the twenty-two video segments in the Exploring Society telecourse. Each lesson includes the following components: Overview, Lesson Assignment, Lesson Goal, Lesson Learning Objectives, Review, Lesson Focus Points, Related Activities, Practice Tests, and an Answer Key.