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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 9th Edition

  • Joan Ferrante Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1285746465
  • ISBN-13: 9781285746463
  • 432 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, is a brief introduction to sociology text that applies and relates key sociological concepts and theories to the forces of globalization-forces shaping virtually every aspect of daily life. Some of the forces discussed in this edition include social robotics (covered in the theory/methods chapter), social relationships in the digital age (covered in the social interaction chapter), mass surveillance (covered in the deviance chapter) and the industrial food system (covered in the organization chapter).


Features/Benefits

  • “Sociological Imagination” boxes place the individual life in a larger social context with the goal of helping students distinguish between personal troubles and public issues.
  • A hallmark of this text is its chapter-specific emphasis on global issues. The extended examples are a vehicle for weaving together and applying sociological concepts and theories to important issues confronting the United States and the world.
  • “No Borders, No Boundaries” boxes and maps emphasize that human activities are not confined to fixed political borders, and that those activities have consequences that transcend a particular place.
  • The book's striking interior design uses colorful photos, maps, and figures and charts to document and illustrate how sociologists conceptualize human relationships and activities.
  • End-of-chapter summaries recap the core concepts covered in the chapter, and lists of key terms include page number references, facilitating study and review.

What's New

  • This edition's most substantial revision reflects the shifting meaning of the word “global” away from interdependence between selected countries and toward global-scale endeavors that are being driven by technologies, integrated workforces, and other social forces. To convey this new meaning, each chapter now pairs a topic with a social process that underlies or drives globalization (rather than pairing a topic with a country of emphasis). This approach makes the ninth edition the most contemporary introductory sociology textbook available.
  • In keeping with this edition's new focus, Chapter 4's new title, “Socialization: With Emphasis on In-Groups and Out-Groups,” better reflects its original intent of using the long conflict between Palestinians and Israelis as a vehicle for addressing a larger social process-conflicts between in-groups and out-groups that have global-scale causes and ramifications.
  • Five chapters (on sociological perspectives and methods of research; social interaction and impression management; formal organization; deviance, conformity, and social control; and economics and politics) now focus on technologies that facilitate interdependence and collaboration across borders, and that are consequently driving globalization and glocalization. For instance, Chapter 6 discusses “Formal Organization: With Emphasis on Industrial Food”; Chapter 11 explores “Economics and Politics: With Emphasis on India and its IT Professionals.”
  • New “Taking Action” photos with captions highlight creative and thoughtful changes to existing social arrangements, helping students see that they can make a difference. For example, Chapter 6 showcases the grassroots “You Label It” campaign, which encourages citizens to self-label products that are likely to contain genetically modified ingredients given the absence of laws requiring corporations to inform consumers of such ingredients in their products.
  • New “No Borders, No Boundaries” maps give increased emphasis to “glocal” activity-human activity as enacted and experienced locally. Glocalization includes both responses to forces of globalization and actions that launch globalization. For instance, Chapter 1 offers the case of Oreo cookies, a formerly local product now sold in 100 countries, highlighting how Kraft Foods' work to expand market share helped to create a global economy.
  • New topics in the popular “Sociological Imagination” boxes allow students to place the individual life within a larger social context, and encourage them to consider how time and place shape the human biography. For example, today the choices open to people who have lost limbs are much different that even a decade ago, as innovations in robotics have reached the point where humans can now use their brains waves to move robotic limbs.
  • The text is significantly shorter than the previous edition, featuring streamlined country details as well as fewer charts and graphs to make it easier for students to focus attention on sociological processes (rather than on specific countries).

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Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Imagination: With Emphasis on Globalization and Glocalization.
2. Sociological Perspectives and Methods of Research: With Emphasis on Social Robotics.
3. Culture: With Emphasis on Transcultural Encounters and Exchanges.
4. Socialization: With Emphasis on In-Groups and Out-Groups.
5. Social Interaction and Impression Management: With Emphasis on Relationships in a Digital Age.
6. Formal Organizations: With Emphasis on Industrial Food.
7. Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control: With Emphasis on Mass Surveillance.
8. Social Inequality: With Emphasis on Social Mobility.
9. Race and Ethnicity: With Emphasis on Social Construction.
10. Gender and Sexualities: With Emphasis on Gender Ideals.
11. Economics and Politics: With Emphasis on India and Its IT Professionals.
12. Family: With Emphasis on the Aging Societies.
13. Education: With Emphasis on Social Reproduction in a Knowledge Economy.
14. Religion: With Emphasis on Religion as a Transnational Force.
15. Population and Health Care: With Emphasis on the U.S. Health Care System in Global Context.
16. Social Change: With Emphasis on Changing Environment.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Joan Ferrante

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called “Beyond the Classroom.” Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

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