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e-books in Sociology category

Book cover: Principles of Sociological InquiryPrinciples of Sociological Inquiry
by - 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.
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Book cover: A Primer on Social ProblemsA Primer on Social Problems
by - lardbucket.org ,
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.
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Book cover: The Making of World SocietyThe Making of World Society
by - De Gruyter Open ,
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.
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Book cover: Social Theory of FearSocial Theory of Fear
by - Palgrave Macmillan ,
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.
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Book cover: Family Life in AdolescenceFamily Life in Adolescence
by - De Gruyter Open Ltd ,
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.
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Book cover: Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and PracticePreventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice
by - National Academies Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to GossipKnowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip
by - Berg Publishers ,
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?
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Book cover: Kinship and Social OrganisationKinship and Social Organisation
by - 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.
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Book cover: Migration, Gender and Social JusticeMigration, Gender and Social Justice
by - Springer ,
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.
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Book cover: Crime Against Nature: A More Accurate Telling of What's NaturalCrime Against Nature: A More Accurate Telling of What's Natural
by - gwennseemel.com ,
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.
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Book cover: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social WorldSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
by - Flat World Knowledge ,
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.
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Book cover: Introduction to Sociology and Social ChangeIntroduction to Sociology and Social Change
by - Connexions ,
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.
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Book cover: Globalization and ResponsibilityGlobalization and Responsibility
by - InTech ,
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.
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Book cover: Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Sociology
- OpenStax College ,
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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Book cover: Mathematical Models of Social SystemsMathematical Models of Social Systems
by - University of Wisconsin ,
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.
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Book cover: Networks, Crowds, and MarketsNetworks, Crowds, and Markets
by - Cambridge University Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Theory of CultureTheory of Culture
by - University of California Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, MachinesThe Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, Machines
by - University of California Press ,
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?
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Book cover: America at Century's EndAmerica at Century's End
by - University of California Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Introduction to SociologyIntroduction to Sociology
by - Wikibooks ,
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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