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Published: 01 January 1997

250 Pages | maps & line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195329735

Bookseller Code (04)


Critical Choices

Applying Sociological Insight in Your Life, Family, and Community

Scott Sernau

Scott Sernau's Critical Choices shows students how to apply sociological insights to their own lives in ways that challenge complacency and easy answers. In exploring the connections between their social world and day-to-day lives--their plans, aspirations, and life choices--students sharpen their critical-thinking skills.

Written in an engaging, conversational tone, Critical Choices helps instructors communicate the relevance of studying sociology to students--how it can make us more savvy, successful, and empathetic social actors. The book's interactive, critical-thinking approach calls on students to apply data on trends and patterns, confront myth-challenging facts, examine tables and charts, and explore the social underpinnings of current controversies. Included are global concerns and issues of race, health, community, and gender--all crucial in the contemporary context of making critical choices.

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