e-books in Sociology category

Social Theory of FearSocial Theory of Fear
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.

Family Life in AdolescenceFamily Life in Adolescence
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.
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and PracticePreventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice
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.
Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to GossipKnowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip
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?
Kinship and Social OrganisationKinship and Social Organisation
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.
Migration, Gender and Social JusticeMigration, Gender and Social Justice
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.
Crime Against Nature: A More Accurate Telling of What's NaturalCrime Against Nature: A More Accurate Telling of What's Natural
by Gwenn Seemel - , 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.
Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social WorldSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
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.
Introduction to Sociology and Social ChangeIntroduction to Sociology and Social Change
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.
Globalization and ResponsibilityGlobalization and Responsibility
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.
Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Sociology
- 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.
Mathematical Models of Social SystemsMathematical Models of Social Systems
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.
Networks, Crowds, and MarketsNetworks, Crowds, and Markets
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.
Theory of CultureTheory of Culture
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.
The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, MachinesThe Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, Machines
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?
America at Century's EndAmerica at Century's End
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.
Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Sociology
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.