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Introduction to Sociology

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Last published: 2010

Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of the complexity, the discipline of sociology subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.

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Main topics: sociology, sociological methods, general sociological theory, society, culture, socialization, groups, demography, deviance and norms, race and ethnicity, gender, stratification, family, religion, health and medicine, collective behaviour, social movements


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