Sociology: Pop Culture to Social Structure

Sociology: Pop Culture to Social Structure

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More than ever before, this book makes sociology relevant by applying sociological concepts and theories in a fun, hip way, using pop culture as the vehicle for relating to students. The new title, SOCIOLOGY: POP CULTURE TO SOCIAL STRUCTURE, underscores this approach by reflecting the booka€™s stronger trio of themes, which 1) use pop culture to apply sociological concepts to everyday phenomena, 2) illustrate how technological change drives social change through examples that are familiar to students, and 3) engage students in thinking critically by asking them where they fit in to the larger context of social patterns in the world, and challenging them to apply sociological ideas when thinking about governmental or institutional policies. Streamlined by 15 percent in this edition, the text teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. Movie reviews in the popular Sociology at the Movies boxes explore the sociological messages in recent movies such as The Social Network, Avatar, Milk, and many others. Up-to-date discussions of topics such as race, poverty, and religious practices are accompanied by exploration of contemporary issues related to our increasingly digital world, including examinations of how technological change shortens attention span, the Internet as an atomizing and a community-building force, and electronic surveillance and social control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.In particular, vaccines against infectious diseases have done much to improve health and ensure long life. ... Moreover, the United States has more doctors per 100, 000 people than either Canada or Japan, yet a lower life expectancy.

Title:Sociology: Pop Culture to Social Structure
Author:Robert Brym, John Lie
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-17


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