Principles of Sociology: Group Relationships and Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Kimberly Ortiz-Hartman
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  • ISBN-10: 1642651125
  • ISBN-13: 9781642651126
  • DDC: 305
  • 574 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume discusses the difference between how groups operate versus how individuals behave and is the second title in a series that introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of important and far-reaching topics in sociology, using easy-to-understand language. This work includes categories such as: Social Movements & Collective Behavior; Stratification & Class in the U.S.; Social Interaction in Groups & Organizations; and Sociology of Religion. Entries are arranged A to Z by section, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes the following: Abstract giving a brief introduction to the topic; Overview that presents key terms and concepts; Clear, concise presentation of the topic, including a discussion of applications and issues; Definitions of key Terms & Concepts; and Bibliography for further reading. Back matter contains a thorough and valuable index. Essays are written for a varied audience and include a list of entries for further reading.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher's Note.
Social Movements & Collective Behavior.
1: Collective Behavior: Contagion Theory.
2: Convergence Theory.
3: Dispersed Collectivities: Rumors and Gossip.
4: Emergent-Norm Theory.
5: Gay Rights Movement.
6: Gender Socialization.
7: Localized Collectivities: Mobs, Riots and Crowd Behavior.
8: Mass Hysteria.
9: Mass Media, Propaganda and Public Opinion.
10: Moral Panic.
11: Moral Policing.
12: Narrative and Social Movements.
13: Religion & Sexuality.
14: Sexual Revolution and Counter Revolution.
15: Sociology of the Internet.
16: Women's Rights Movement.
Stratification & Class in the U.S..
17: Assessing Class: Education.
18: Assessing Class: Income.
19: Assessing Class: Lifestyle Choices.
20: Assessing Class: Wealth.
21: Class System.
22: Contradictory Class Locations.
23: Cultural Theories of Poverty.
24: Demographics of Poverty.
25: Gender and Stratification: The Effects of Social Marginalization.
26: Middle Class in America.
27: Poor and the Working Poor.
28: Poverty and Social Exclusion.
29: Social Exclusion.
30: Social Exclusion and Crime.
31: Social Mobility and the Postindustrial Society.
32: Social Mobility in the U.S..
33: Stratification and Class: Income Inequality.
34: Underclass in America.
35: Upper Class.
36: Wealth Inequality.
37: Working Class.
Social Interaction in Groups & Organizations.
38: Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire Leadership.
39: Bourdieu's Habitus.
40: Bureaucratic Inertia.
41: Bureaucratic Surveillance.
42: Characteristics of Bureaucracies.
43: Coercive Organizations.
44: Conformity.
45: Corporate Dissenters.
46: Deindividuation.
47: Group Polarization.
48: Group Size.
49: Groupthink.
50: Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Groups.
51: Informal Relations Within Bureaucracies.
52: Ingroups and Outgroups.
53: Japanese Formal Organizations.
54: McDonaldization.
55: Mechanistic and Organic Organizations.
56: Merton's Dysfunctions of Bureaucracies.
57: Normative Organizations.
58: Oligarchies.
59: Open Organizations.
60: Organizational Environment.
61: Primary and Secondary Groups.
62: Race and Gender in Formal Organizations.
63: Reference Groups and Role Models.
64: Scientific Management in Organizations.
65: Social Category and Social Aggregate.
66: Social Interaction: Networks.
67: Social Media as Social Interaction.
68: Social Networks: Social Capital.
69: Technology in Modern Organizations.
70: Transformational and Transactional Leadership.
71: Types of Authority.
72: Utilitarian Organizations.
Sociology of Religion.
73: Assessing Religiosity.
74: Atheism in America.
75: Churches, Denominations, Sects & Cults.
76: Civil Religion.
77: Feminist Theology.
78: Media Ministries.
79: Religion, Government & Politics.
80: Religion & Industrialization.
81: Religion & Social Change.
82: Religion & Society: Religious Persecution.
83: Religious Economy.
84: Religious Nationalism.
85: Secularization.
86: Sociological Theories of Religion: Conflict Analysis.
87: Sociological Theories of Religion: Structural Functionalism.
88: Sociological Theories of Religion: Symbolic Interactionism.
89: World Religions.