Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology, a comprehensive guide to core sociological concepts, continually encourages students to use their sociological imaginations by connecting personal experiences with broader social issues. With straightforward, approachable language, the text summarizes key topics and explores them through the lenses of major theoretical perspectives while fostering data literacy, critical thinking, and self-awareness. With Introduction to Sociology, students can gain a balanced, thoughtful approach to understanding the impactful ways that individuals and society shape one another.

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Product ISBN
Textbook 978-1-64277-508-2
Software + eBook 978-1-94615-897-0
Software + eBook + Textbook 978-1-64277-509-9

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 0: Foundations of Sociology: Thinking Scientifically
    1. 0.1 Basics of Information Literacy
    2. 0.2 Interpreting Data and Graphs
    3. 0.3 Describing and Analyzing Data
    4. 0.4 Evaluating the Credibility of Sources
    5. 0.5 Basics of APA Style
  2. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sociology
    1. 1.1 The Study and History of Sociology
    2. 1.2 Theoretical Perspectives
    3. Chapter 1 Review
  3. Chapter 2: Sociological Research
    1. 2.1 Approaches to Sociological Research
    2. 2.2 Research Methods
    3. Chapter 2 Review
  4. Chapter 3: Culture
    1. 3.1 What Is Culture?
    2. 3.2 Pop Culture, Subculture, and Cultural Change
    3. 3.3 Theoretical Perspectives on Culture
    4. Chapter 3 Review
  5. Chapter 4: Society and Social Interaction
    1. 4.1 Types of Societies
    2. 4.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Society
    3. 4.3 Social Constructions of Reality
    4. Chapter 4 Review
  6. Chapter 5: Socialization
    1. 5.1 Theories on Self-Development
    2. 5.2 Why Socialization Matters
    3. 5.3 Agents of Socialization
    4. 5.4 Socialization across the Life Course
    5. Chapter 5 Review
  7. Chapter 6: Groups and Organization
    1. 6.1 Types of Groups
    2. 6.2 Group Size and Structure
    3. 6.3 Formal Organizations
    4. Chapter 6 Review
  8. Chapter 7: Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
    1. 7.1 Deviance and Control
    2. 7.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance
    3. 7.3 Crime and Law
    4. Chapter 7 Review
  9. Chapter 8: Media and Technology
    1. 8.1 Technology Today
    2. 8.2 Media and Technology in Society
    3. 8.3 Global Implications of Media and Technology
    4. 8.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Media and Technology
    5. Chapter 8 Review
  10. Chapter 9: Social Stratification in the United States
    1. 9.1 What Is Social Stratification?
    2. 9.2 Social Stratification and Mobility in the United States
    3. 9.3 Global Stratification and Inequality
    4. 9.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Social Stratification
    5. Chapter 9 Review
  11. Chapter 10: Global Inequality
    1. 10.1 Global Stratification and Classification
    2. 10.2 Global Wealth and Poverty
    3. 10.3 Theoretical Perspectives on Global Stratification
    4. Chapter 10 Review
  12. Chapter 11: Race and Ethnicity
    1. 11.1 Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups
    2. 11.2 Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
    3. 11.3 Theories of Race and Ethnicity
    4. 11.4 Intergroup Relations
    5. 11.5 Race and Ethnicity in the United States
    6. Chapter 11 Review
  13. Chapter 12: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
    1. 12.1 Sex and Gender
    2. 12.2 Gender
    3. 12.3 Sex and Sexuality
    4. Chapter 12 Review
  14. Chapter 13: Aging and the Elderly
    1. 13.1 Who Are the Elderly? Aging in Society
    2. 13.2 The Process of Aging
    3. 13.3 Challenges Facing the Elderly
    4. 13.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Aging
    5. Chapter 13 Review
  15. Chapter 14: Marriage and Family
    1. 14.1 What Is Marriage? What Is a Family?
    2. 14.2 Variations in Family Life
    3. 14.3 Challenges Families Face
    4. Chapter 14 Review
  16. Chapter 15: Religion
    1. 15.1 The Sociological Approach to Religion
    2. 15.2 World Religions
    3. 15.3 Religion in the United States
    4. Chapter 15 Review
  17. Chapter 16: Education
    1. 16.1 Education around the World
    2. 16.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Education
    3. 16.3 Issues in Education
    4. Chapter 16 Review
  18. Chapter 17: Government and Politics
    1. 17.1 Power and Authority
    2. 17.2 Forms of Government
    3. 17.3 Politics in the United States
    4. 17.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Government and Power
    5. Chapter 17 Review
  19. Chapter 18: Work and the Economy
    1. 18.1 Economic Systems
    2. 18.2 Globalization and the Economy
    3. 18.3 Work in the United States
    4. Chapter 18 Review
  20. Chapter 19: Health and Medicine
    1. 19.1 The Social Construction of Health
    2. 19.2 Global Health
    3. 19.3 Health in the United States
    4. 19.4 Comparative Health and Medicine
    5. 19.5 Theoretical Perspectives on Health and Medicine
    6. Chapter 19 Review
  21. Chapter 20: Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
    1. 20.1 Demography and Population
    2. 20.2 Urbanization
    3. 20.3 The Environment and Society
    4. Chapter 20 Review
  22. Chapter 21: Social Movements and Social Change
    1. 21.1 Collective Behavior
    2. 21.2 Social Movements
    3. 21.3 Social Change
    4. Chapter 21 Review