Essentials of Sociology

Essentials of Sociology

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Essentials of Sociology, adapted from George Ritzera€™s Introduction to Sociology, Second Edition, provides the same rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format. Like the original Ritzer text, Essentials of Sociology illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, and focuses on some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the a€œMcDonaldizationa€ of society. As technology flattens the globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological perspective to their world, and to see how a€œpublica€ sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today.First, suburban shopping malls supplanted urban shopping centers and department stores as the prime destination for many shoppers. ... of the environment, and especially to an analysis of environmental problems (Antonio and Brulle 2012; Dunlap 2007; Dunlap andJorgenson 2012). ... (including the natural environment) in which they live. oil wealtha€”the country is the fourth- largest exporter of oil in.

Title:Essentials of Sociology
Author:George Ritzer
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-01-15


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