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This anthology introduces students to how race, class, and gender shape the experiences of diverse groups in the U.S. Introductory essays for each of the four sections stress the interconnectedness of these various types of difference. Each section concludes with some suggestions for further reading. The sixth edition contains 19 new readings dealing with such issues as affirmative action, immigration, and military rank.
This book uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained.
Strongly rooted in research, the 70 papers in this supplemental textbook explore different sociological perspectives on culture, deviance and crime, global stratification, race, gender, family, religion, education, work, health care, population, and urbanization.
UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fifth Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, and interest, and accessibility. The book includes the most up-to-date selection available-38 of the 68 articles are new in this edition. The intriguing new articles were selected to engage readers' interest, to reflect the richness of sociological thought, and to address issues that have emerged in recent years (such as football concussion injuries, climate change, the Tea Party movement, same-sex marriage, and the criminalization of undocumented immigrants, to name a few). As always, the editors have included the top names in the field. Five themes run throughout the book: classical sociological theory, contemporary research, diversity, globalization, and the application of the sociological perspective.
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