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The real world : an introduction to sociology / Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein.
The real world : an introduction to sociology / Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein.
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Seventh Edition.
New York : W. W. Norton and Company, 2020.
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Revised edition of the authors' The real world, [2018].
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I: Thinking sociologically and doing sociology -- Chapter 1: Sociology and the real world -- Chapter 2: Studying social life: sociological research methods -- Part II: Framing social life -- Chapter 3: Culture -- Chapter 4: Socialization, interaction, and the self -- Chapter 5: Seperate and together: life in groups -- Chapter 6: Deviance -- Part III: Understanding Inequality -- Chapter 7: Social classes: the structure of inequality -- Chapter 8: Race and ethnicity as lived experience -- Chapter 9: Constructing gender and sexuality -- Part IV: Social institutions and the micro-macro link -- Chapter 10: Social institutions: Politics, education, and religion -- Chapter 11: The economy and work -- Chapter 12: Life at home: families and relationships -- Chapter 13: Leisure and media -- Chapter 14: Health and illness -- Part V: Envisioning the future and creating social change -- Chapter 15: Populations, cities, and the environment -- Chapter 16: Social change.
"The most relevant textbook for today's students. Students love The Real World because it was written for them. In every chapter, Ferris and Stein use examples from everyday life and pop culture to get students thinking sociologically and to show the relevance of sociology to their relationships, jobs, and the future of society. Innovative Data Workshops in every chapter and online give students a chance to apply theoretical concepts to their own lives and actually do sociology. With low-cost formats and a robust support package, The Real World sets both students and instructors up for success"-- Provided by publisher.
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