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Cengage Advantage Books: Sociology, 11th Edition

  • Jon M. Shepard Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111829578  |  ISBN-13: 9781111829575
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard's respected text is contemporary and relevant.

Features and Benefits

  • A boxed feature called "See Sociology in Your Life" now appears in each chapter. This feature presents interesting, timely, and relevant examples intended to stimulate the sociological examination in students' personal lives. Examples include "Should You Believe Everything You Read?" (Chapter 2, "Social Research"), "Facebook and Personal Identity" (Chapter 4, "Socialization over the Life Course"), "Privacy in a Digital World" (Chapter 6, "Groups and Organizations"), "Cyber Criminals Want Your Identity" (Chapter 7, "Deviance"), "Cyber Bullying and Stratification" (Chapter 8, "Social Stratification"), "Spinning a Web of Hate" (Chapter 9, "Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity").
  • ACCENT ON THEORY. Each chapter contains a prominent section on the distinctive views of three major theoretical perspectives--functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. In each chapter a table, entitled "Focus on Theoretical Perspectives," presents succinct illustrations for the three theoretical perspectives. Two emerging social theories, feminist social theory and postmodernism, are introduced in Chapter 1.
  • FREE BUILT-IN STUDY GUIDE. A comprehensive study guide is incorporated in each chapter and includes a Summary, Learning Objectives Review, Concept Review, Critical Thinking Questions, Multiple Choice Questions, Feedback Review, Graphic Review, and Answer Key.
  • SQ3R METHOD. Students are taught to use the SQ3R method (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) to enhance their understanding and mastery of the material.
  • BRIEF CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS. "Using the Sociological Imagination" introductions encourage critical thinking by questioning conventional wisdom through developing the sociological imagination. For example, a question about social life is posed, and the answer contradicts a popular or commonsense belief (e.g. popular belief that divorce rates have been rising, when in fact they have been falling since the mid-1980s).
  • SOCIOLOGY AROUND THE WORLD. A "Worldview" map demonstrates topics such as gender differences in life expectancy around the world and social classes in a world perspective.
  • SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. "Doing Research" boxes present the theory, methods, conclusions, and implications of significant sociological studies and demonstrates the ways in which sociologists use the scientific method in their work.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Part I: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES.
1. The Sociological Perspective.
2. Social Research.
Part II: THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE.
3. Culture.
4. Socialization.
5. Social Structure and Society.
6. Groups and Organizations.
7. Deviance and Social Control.
Part III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
8. Social Stratification.
9. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity.
10. Inequalities of Gender.
Part IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
11. Family.
12. Education
13. Political and Economic Institutions.
14. Religion.
15. Health Care and Aging.
16. Sport.
Part V: SOCIAL CHANGE.
17. Population and Urbanization.
18. Social Change and Collective Behavior.

What's New

  • New topics include modernization, postmodernization, terrorism, cyberbullying, global crime and crime control, global and domestic ethnic diversity, Middle Easterners as a U.S. minority group, global gender inequality, global health care, world religions, global health care, disability, Obama health care reform, globalization and sport, the Tea Party, and social media and crowds.
  • In the process of adding, revising, and expanding existing topics, over 30 new concepts and more than 400 new references have been added. In addition to 28 new figures and tables, the most current information is added to other figures and tables.
  • Nearly all of the U.S. and world topical maps are either new or updated.
  • New material in chapter 1 expands the presentation of two emerging social theories, feminist theory and postmodern theory.
  • Chapter 3 now expands the section on culture as a tool kit and broadens the concept of counterculture to include terrorism.
  • Chapter 5 now contains a new section on modernization and sociological theory with an expanded description of preindustrial society.
  • Chapter 7 now includes coverage of juvenile crime now includes race and gender. There are new sections on global terrorism, global crime, and global crime control.
  • In Chapter 9 a new section covers global and domestic ethnic diversity. Middle Easterners are new to the coverage of U.S. ethnic groups and white ethnics have new coverage. New concepts include racial profiling, transnationals, and internal colonialism.
  • Chapter 12 includes new information on competitors of traditional public schools includes for-profit schools, homeschooling, and the concept of school choice. A new section on higher education entails state budgets and college costs, community colleges, distance learning, and for-profit colleges and universities.
  • Chapter 15 addresses global health care, disability, and Obama health care reform are additions to this chapter.
  • Chapter 18 includes new information on the Tea Party as a social movement and social media and crowds.

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Supplements

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Succeed in your sociology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

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Succeed in your sociology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jon M. Shepard

Jon Shepard has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Since 1989, he has been a professor of sociology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he is currently department head of the Department of Management. He has received several teaching awards, including the University Great Teacher Award at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Master's Degree and taught from 1968 to 1989. In addition to introductory sociology, business ethics is another of his current teaching and research interests.