e-books in Sociology category
by Chris Rojek - Bloomsbury Academic , 2012
This book assesses celebrity culture today. It explores how the fads, fashions and preoccupations of celebrities enter the popular lifeblood, explains what is distinctive about contemporary celebrity, and reveals the consequences of fame.
by Amy Blackstone - Saylor Foundation , 2014
This text emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers. Using a variety of examples from published sociological research, this text aims to provide balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
by Steven E. Barkan - lardbucket.org , 2014
This book offers a sociological understanding of today's social problems and of possible solutions to these problems. Readers of this book will find many examples of how social problems have been improved and of strategies that hold great potential.
by Remus Gabriel Anghel. et al. - De Gruyter Open , 2015
This book presents innovative contributions to transnationalisation research and world society theory based on empirical studies. Practicable methodologies complete theoretical inquiries and provide examples of applied research.
by Geoffrey R. Skoll - Palgrave Macmillan , 2010
In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites promote fear of crime and terrorism to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion.
by John Preece - Smashwords , 2013
This book presents an entirely new approach to the analysis of human behaviour. It reverts to the bedrock evidence of human history, and prehistory as mirrored in primatology, to construct a user friendly text which readers can readily understand.
by Patricia Noller, Sharon Atkin - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2014
Essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family.
by Frederick Rivara, Suzanne Le Menestrel (eds) - National Academies Press , 2016
Recognizing that bullying behavior is a major public health problem, this report evaluates the state of the science on consequences of peer victimization and factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences.
by Clare Birchall - Berg Publishers , 2006
The book examines the popular knowledges that saturate our everyday experience. We make this information and then it shapes the way we see the world. How valid is it when compared to official knowledge and why it causes so much institutional anxiety?
by W. H. R. Rivers - Constable & Co. , 1914
The aim of these lectures is to demonstrate the close connection which exists between methods of denoting relationship or kinship and forms of social organization, including those based on different varieties of the institution of marriage.
by Tanh-Dam Truong (ed.) - Springer , 2013
The book examines commonalities and differences in the operation of various structures of power and their interactions within the institutional domains of national and inter-national migration that produce context-specific forms of social injustice.
by Gwenn Seemel - gwennseemel.com , 2012
What do single moms, stay-at-home dads, professionals who happen to be women, men who like to dress colorfully, infertile people, and homosexuals have in common? They're often viewed by society as sad, bad, and even a little suspicious.
by Steven E. Barkan - Flat World Knowledge , 2011
This text presents not only a sociological understanding of society but also a sociological perspective on how to improve society. It demonstrates sociology's relevance for today's students who want to make a difference in the world beyond them.
by Ruth Dunn, Beverly Irby - Connexions , 2013
Written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement.
by Zlatan Delic (ed.) - InTech , 2012
The authors show that globalization consists of not only an objective process, but also of a lot of statements that define, describe and analyze the different experiences of the process. Written by researchers from different academic disciplines.
- OpenStax College , 2012
This free online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The text is designed for the Introduction to Sociology course at any two- to four-year school.
by James Montgomery - University of Wisconsin , 2009
Contents: Linear models; Markov Chains; Social Mobility; Differential Reproduction; Absorbing Chains; Evolution of Social Conventions; Strategic Network Formation; Communication Classes; Influence Networks; Demography; Population Momentum; etc.
by David Easley, Jon Kleinberg - Cambridge University Press , 2010
Combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes an emerging field of study.
by Richard Muench, Neil J. Smelser - University of California Press , 1992
With the increasing focus on the concept of culture by sociologists, there is now a need for developing theoretical perspectives on this issue. The authors have answered this call, adding new insight to the debate over culture and its definition.
by J. Sheehan, M. Sosna - University of California Press , 1991
To the age-old debate over what it means to be human, the relatively new fields of sociobiology and artificial intelligence bring new insights. What have these two fields in common? Have they affected the way we define humanity?
by Alan Wolfe - University of California Press , 1992
This book presents twenty-two sociological essays which form a surprising portrait of America in the throes of change. Michael Schudson's chapter on the media and Bart Landry's piece on racism provide the high points of the collection.
by Kevin Kelly - Basic Books , 1995
This book is an accessible explanation of why the coming years will probably be the Age of Biology, and what this will mean to most every aspect of our society. Kelly is a guide who explains the implications of this rapidly evolving revolution.
by Ryan T. Cragun, Deborah Cragun - Wikibooks , 2006
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.