The Basics of Sociology, 1st Edition

  • Kathy S. Stolley
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  • ISBN-10: 0313062846
  • ISBN-13: 9780313062841
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.


"Students researching about sociology, why it is important and why they should study it will find this book readable, as welll as a source of classic studies and current refrences. Highly recommended." --Reference for Students, July 2005

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Basics of the Social Sciences.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Figures and Tables.
Sociology Timeline of Selected Events and Influential Publications.
1: Sociological Theory.
2: Culture and Society.
3: Socialization and Social Interaction.
4: Social Groups and Organizations.
5: Deviance and Social Control.
6: Stratification.
7: Population Structure, Movements, and Concentration.
8: Social Change, Behavior, and Movements.
9: Research Methods.
10: Preparing to Be a Sociologist and Career Opportunities.
About the Author.