Introduction to Sociology
Publisher: OpenStax College 2012
Number of pages: 238
Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. 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.
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by Amy Blackstone - Saylor Foundation
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 W. H. R. Rivers - Constable & Co.
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 James Montgomery - University of Wisconsin
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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.