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Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Version

Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Version

Other Titles in:
Sociology (General)

July 2013 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Canada: this is your Introduction to Sociology

It's the 21st century and the world is changing. Today's students have instant access to anyone, anything, anywhere, anytime. They want to be enlightened, entertained, and informed on their terms. They want to be shown the relevance of the introductory sociology course to their lives. Who better than George Ritzer, one of sociology's best-known thinkers, to do just that? While providing a rock-solid foundation of sociology, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of today's most compelling social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, and the internet. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world. Ritzer brings students into the conversation by bridging the divide between the outside world and the classroom.

And now, we offer a version of Introduction to Sociology that is designed just for Canadian students, featuring George Ritzer's distinctive voice and style as well as Neil Guppy's definitive view on Canadian sociology.

Ch.1 An Introduction to Sociology in the Global Age
Ch.2 Thinking Sociologically
Ch. 3 Researching the Social World
Ch.4 Culture
Ch.5 Socialization and Interaction
Ch.6 Organizations, Societies and the Global
Ch.7 Deviance and Crime
Ch.8 Social Inequality
Ch.9 Race, Ethnicity and Ancestry
Ch.10 Sex and Gender
Ch.11 The Family
Ch.12 Politics and the Economy
Ch.13 The Body, Medicine, Health and Health Care
Ch.14 Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
Ch.15 Social Change, Social Movements, and Collective Behaviour
Ch.16 Religion and Education

Best book in Canada for Intro Sociology

Mr Neil Guppy
Sociology, Barber Learning Centre
May 27, 2015

The examples and case studies in the text have been useful to further support students in understanding the key concepts and ideas. Adopted as a supplementary text.

Dr Sharmla Rama
School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
May 22, 2014

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