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Table of Contents Part 1: The Sociological Perspective
1: Sociology in a Changing World
2: Understanding the Research Process
Part 2: Sociology’s Core Concepts: Tools for Analysis and Understanding
4: Social Structure
Part 3: The Social Self
7: Interaction, Groups, and Organizations
8: Deviance and Social Control
Part 4: Identity and Inequality
9: Class and Global Inequality
10: Race and Ethnicity
11: Gender and Sexuality
Part 5: Social Institutions and Social Issues
12: Family and Religion
13: Education and Work
14: Media and Consumption
15: Communities, the Environment, and Health
16: Politics and the Economy
17: Social Change: Globalization,Population and Social Movements
David R. Croteau earned a BA in sociology from Brandeis University and a PhD in sociology from
Boston College. Over the years he has taught a diverse range of students at Boston College, Clark University, Keene State College, and the University of Mary Washington. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he taught introductory sociology as well as both undergraduate and graduate courses on theory, methods, stratification, social movements, and media. He also worked as an online learning specialist in VCU’s Academic Learning Transformation Lab (ALT Lab) helping faculty to develop online courses. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidRCroteau, and he occasionally blogs and posts resources about sociology at DavidRCroteau.net. In addition to various journal articles and book chapters, David Croteau is the author of Politics and the Class Divide, a finalist for both the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the Transformational Politics Book Award from the American Political Science Association.
William Hoynes earned a BA in history and political science from Tufts University and a PhD in sociology from Boston College. He is Professor of Sociology at Vassar College, where he teaches introductory sociology as well as courses on media, culture, research methods, and social theory. During his more than 20 years at Vassar, Professor Hoynes has served as chair of the Sociology Department and director of both the Media Studies Program and the American Studies Program. In addition to various journal articles and book chapters on public broadcasting in the United States, Professor Hoynes is the author of Public Television for Sale: Media, the Market, and the Public Sphere, which was awarded the Goldsmith Book Prize from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.