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Sociology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-63252-9
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384 pages
March 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: The Basic Basics.

Chapter 1: Sociology: Getting Your Head Around It.

Chapter 2: What Is Sociology, and Why Should I Care?

Chapter 3: Making It Up as They Went Along: The History of Sociology.

Chapter 4: Research Methods: Because You Can’t Put Society in a Test Tube.

Part II: Seeing Society Like a Sociologist.

Chapter 5: Socialization: What is “Culture,” and Where Can I Get Some?

Chapter 6: Microsociology: If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Chapter 7: Caught in the Web: The Power of Networks.

Part III: Equality and Inequality in Our Diverse World.

Chapter 8: Social Stratifi cation: We’re All Equal, But Some of Us Are More Equal Than Others.

Chapter 9: Gender and Ethnicity: I Know My Race, But Where’s the Finish Line?

Chapter 10: Getting Religion: Faith in the Modern World.

Chapter 11: Crime and Deviance: I Fought the Law . . . and I Won!

Part IV: All Together Now: The Ins and Outs of Social Organization.

Chapter 12: Corporate Culture: The Study of Organizations (and Disorganizations).

Chapter 13: The Rules of the Game: Social Movements and Political Sociology.

Chapter 14: Urban Sociology and Demographics: (Ain’t No) Love in the Heart of the City.

Part V: Sociology and Your Life.

Chapter 15: Get Born, Get a Job, Get a Kid, Get Out of Here: The Family and the Life Course.

Chapter 16: Future Passed: Understanding Social Change.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Sociology Books That Don’t Feel Like Homework.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Use Sociological Insight in Everyday Life.

Chapter 19: Ten Myths About Society Busted by Sociology.

Index.

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