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Published: 07 March 2001

472 Pages | halftones & line illus.


ISBN: 9780195329995

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division


The Essential Sociologist

An Introduction

Beth B. Hess, Peter J. Stein, and Susan A. Farrell
Foreword by Judith Lorber

  • Readability. Hess et al. have developed a highly readable text with a fresh, informal writing style that will engage and sustain student interest.
  • Coverage of race, class, and gender integrated throughout the text. Every chapter analyzes similarities and differences generated by issues of gender, race, and social class in the United States and globally, as well as their impact on all aspects of social life.
  • A global outlook. This book offers rich comparative material for exploring the social diversity of the world-from small, traditional societies to large, developing, and industrialized societies.
  • Empirical coverage. Features the latest research findings from the leading sociology journals and the latest statistical data available. The text helps students learn how to do research and interpret what the research shows.
  • Theoretical coverage. Focuses on the three major theoretical frameworks while also including new directions in social theory, such as humanist sociology, feminist sociology, rational choice theory, and postmodern thought.

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