The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

George Ritzer


that includes a set of unique chapters by means of prime and rising students, The Wiley-Blackwell significant other to Sociology offers a complete and balanced evaluation of the key issues and rising traits within the self-discipline of sociology today.

-Features unique chapters contributed via a world forged of prime and rising sociology scholars
-Represents the main cutting edge and 'state-of-the-art' wondering the discipline
-Includes a normal creation and part introductions with chapters summaries by way of the editor

Table of Contents

Notes on individuals viii
Introduction 1
George Ritzer

PART I advent 7

1 Philosophy and Sociology 9
Stephen Turner

2 A Selective historical past of Sociology 25
Alan Sica

3 Quantitative equipment 55
Russell okay. Schutt

4 Qualitative equipment 73
Mitchell Duneier

5 Classical Sociological idea 82
Alan Sica

6 modern Sociological conception 98
George Ritzer and William Yagatich

PART II uncomplicated subject matters IN SOCIOLOGY 119

7 motion, interplay, and teams 121
Kimberly B. Rogers and Lynn Smith-Lovin

8 teams and associations, constructions and approaches 139
Murray Webster, Jr. and Jane Sell

9 The Sociology of agencies 164
Stewart R. Clegg

10 Cultural research 182
John Tomlinson

11 The altering lifestyles path 197
Angela M. O’Rand

12 Deviance: A Sociology of Unconventionalities 212
Nachman Ben-Yehuda

13 Criminology 229
Charles F. Wellford

14 severe Sexualities stories 243
Ken Plummer

15 Feeling classification: impact and tradition within the Making of sophistication family members 269
Beverley Skeggs

16 Racial and Ethnic concerns: severe Race ways within the usa 287
Brittany Chevon Slatton and Joe R. Feagin

17 Genders and Sexualities in international Context: An Intersectional evaluate of latest Scholarship 304
Nancy A. Naples and Barbara Gurr

18 altering households: Fluidity, Partnership, and family members constitution 333
Graham Allan and Emma Head

19 Sociology of schooling 348
Maureen T. Hallinan and Ge Liu

20 Sociology of faith 367
Christian Smith and Robert D. Woodberry

21 present instructions in clinical Sociology 385
William C. Cockerham

22 Media and Communications 402
John Durham Peters and Jefferson D. Pooley

23 paintings and Employment 418
Steven P. Vallas

24 The Sociology of intake 444
P. J. Rey and George Ritzer

25 inhabitants 470
Suzanne M. Bianchi and Vanessa Wight

26 Urbanization 488
Kevin Fox Gotham

27 Environmental Sociology 504
Richard York and Riley E. Dunlap

28 Social routine 522
Remy pass and David A. Snow

29 Globalization 545
Paul Dean and George Ritzer

PART III leading edge matters IN SOCIOLOGY 565

30 After Neoliberalism: Whither Capitalism? 567
Robert J. Antonio

31 geared up Coercion and Political Authority: Armed clash in an international of States 588
Meyer Kestnbaum

32 technological know-how and expertise: Now and sooner or later 609
Mark Erickson and Frank Webster

33 the net, internet 2.0, and past 626
Nathan Jurgenson and George Ritzer

Index 649

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