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Sociology in Our Times, 10th Edition

  • Diana Kendall Baylor University
  • ISBN-10: 1285460235  |  ISBN-13: 9781285460239
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

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. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for the most compelling current examples highlight sociology's relevance to all readers. Now in its Tenth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first book to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter-opening “lived experiences” capture students' interest with such topics as bullying and suicide on campus, learning the ropes in college, and identity and multi-ethnicity on college campuses.
  • Numbered Learning Objectives (eight to ten per chapter) are listed at the beginning of each chapter, helping to focus students' reading. Numbers appear at appropriate points throughout the chapter to identify relevant content. Learning Objectives also dovetail with the chapter summary, presented in a question-and-answer format (Chapter Review Q & A), to reinforce students' learning and aid in review and retention.
  • Recognized for unparalleled coverage of and attention to diversity, this book integrates diversity content in numerous ways. The individuals portrayed and discussed in each chapter accurately mirror the diversity in society, thus speaking to a wide variety of students.
  • The text includes the best research work of classical and established contemporary sociologists, including women and people of color, and weaves an inclusive treatment of all people into its examination of sociology. The author helps students consider the significance of the interlocking nature of individuals' class, race, and gender (and increasingly, age) in all aspects of social life.
  • The book's focus on the relationship between sociology and everyday life is reinforced through a brief quiz in each chapter that relates the sociological perspective to the social issues presented in the opening vignette. Additionally, “You Can Make a Difference” boxes are designed to help students get involved in their community by looking at ways in which they can address, on a personal level, issues raised by the chapter themes.
  • Critical thinking is emphasized through “Media Framing” boxes, which appear in more than half of the book's chapters, and “Sociology and Social Policy boxes,” which also appear in more than half of the chapters and provide additional opportunities for sustained critical thinking.
  • Effective study aids include “Concept Quick Reviews,” “Questions for Critical Thinking,” “Reflect & Analyze” questions, and end-of-chapter summaries in question-and-answer format.
  • The global implications of all topics are examined throughout each chapter and in the “Sociology in Global Perspective” boxes, which highlight our interconnected world and reveal how the sociological imagination extends beyond national borders.

Table of Contents

Part I: STUDYING SOCIETY AND SOCIAL LIFE.
1. The Sociological Perspective.
2. Sociological Research Methods.
3. Culture.
4. Socialization.
Part II: SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL CONTROL.
5. Society, Social Structure, and Interaction in Everyday Life.
6. Groups and Organizations.
7. Deviance and Crime.
Part III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
8. Class and Stratification in the United States.
9. Global Stratification.
10. Race and Ethnicity.
11. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
12. Aging and Inequality Based on Age.
Part IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
13. The Economy and Work in Global Perspective.
14. Politics and Government in Global Perspective.
15. Families and Intimate Relationships.
16. Education.
17. Religion.
18. Health, Health Care, and Disability.
Part V: SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL CHANGE.
19. Population and Urbanization.
20. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change.

What's New

  • A new chapter-opening spread has been added to each chapter, including a striking new photo to capture students' interest and engage them in the material. A fresh new design and a new photo program also reinvigorate this popular text.
  • This edition highlights topics ranging from popular culture icons and social networking to far more serious issues, such as the social effects of massive natural and human disasters; problems associated with domestic gun violence, terrorism and war; and the individual and collective consequences of increasing inequality between the wealthiest and the poorest people and nations.
  • New topics for chapter-opening narratives and “lived experiences” include the violent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; Annette Lareau's research on the effects of “unequal childhoods” in regard to long-term, class-based inequality; how impoverished girls have benefitted from efforts to eradicate global poverty; child beauty pageants as related to body image and self-identity among girls and women; Yahoo's change in its telecommuting policy for its employees; and award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' experience with immigration.
  • New content includes discussion of the concept of social script and new examples for self-fulfilling prophecy (Ch. 5), a new section on Internet computer crime (Ch. 7), a new section on Arab Americans and Iranian (Persian) Americans under the topic of “Middle-Eastern Americans” (Ch. 10), “employee engagement” under Symbolic Interactionist Perspective (Ch. 13), voter participation and voter apathy in the 2012 presidential election as well as new material on super PACs (Ch. 14), same-sex marriages (Ch. 15), and many other topics.
  • Many of the boxes and features are new or updated, and some have been streamlined to provide a more digestible student experience while still retaining their learning value and focus on critical thinking. New “Sociology and Social Policy” topics include “Establishing Policies to Help Prevent Military Suicides” and MOOCs (massive online open courses). New “Media Framing” topics include “How We Become Opinionated Eaters” and “Framing Violent Crime in the Media.” New “Sociology in Global Perspective” topics include “Old Environmental Pollution with New Social Pressures in China?”
  • New and updated photos, figures, maps, illustrations, tables, and census profiles reflect the most current statistics and trends.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Diana Kendall

Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. She has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Law, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Dr. Kendall's areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. Her books include SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS (Cengage Learning, 2016), THE POWER OF GOOD DEEDS: PRIVILEGED WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL REPRODUCTION OF THE UPPER CLASS (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), MEMBERS ONLY: ELITE CLUBS AND THE PROCESS OF EXCLUSION (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), and FRAMING CLASS: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WEALTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Her most recent scholarly publication is "Class: Still Alive and Reproducing in the United States," a book chapter in PRIVILEGE: A READER, 4th Edition (2016, Westview Press). Dr. Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.