The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

George Ritzer


that includes a suite of unique chapters via prime and rising students, The Wiley-Blackwell better half to Sociology provides a complete and balanced evaluate of the most important issues and rising developments within the self-discipline of sociology today.

-Features unique chapters contributed via a world forged of best and rising sociology scholars
-Represents the main leading edge and 'state-of-the-art' wondering the discipline
-Includes a common creation and part introductions with chapters summaries by way of the editor

Table of Contents

Notes on participants viii
Introduction 1
George Ritzer

PART I advent 7

1 Philosophy and Sociology 9
Stephen Turner

2 A Selective historical past of Sociology 25
Alan Sica

3 Quantitative equipment 55
Russell okay. Schutt

4 Qualitative tools 73
Mitchell Duneier

5 Classical Sociological concept 82
Alan Sica

6 modern Sociological idea 98
George Ritzer and William Yagatich

PART II easy themes IN SOCIOLOGY 119

7 motion, interplay, and teams 121
Kimberly B. Rogers and Lynn Smith-Lovin

8 teams and associations, buildings and approaches 139
Murray Webster, Jr. and Jane Sell

9 The Sociology of organisations 164
Stewart R. Clegg

10 Cultural research 182
John Tomlinson

11 The altering lifestyles direction 197
Angela M. O’Rand

12 Deviance: A Sociology of Unconventionalities 212
Nachman Ben-Yehuda

13 Criminology 229
Charles F. Wellford

14 serious Sexualities reviews 243
Ken Plummer

15 Feeling category: have an effect on and tradition within the Making of sophistication kin 269
Beverley Skeggs

16 Racial and Ethnic concerns: serious Race techniques within the usa 287
Brittany Chevon Slatton and Joe R. Feagin

17 Genders and Sexualities in worldwide Context: An Intersectional review of latest Scholarship 304
Nancy A. Naples and Barbara Gurr

18 altering households: Fluidity, Partnership, and kin constitution 333
Graham Allan and Emma Head

19 Sociology of schooling 348
Maureen T. Hallinan and Ge Liu

20 Sociology of faith 367
Christian Smith and Robert D. Woodberry

21 present instructions in scientific Sociology 385
William C. Cockerham

22 Media and Communications 402
John Durham Peters and Jefferson D. Pooley

23 paintings and Employment 418
Steven P. Vallas

24 The Sociology of intake 444
P. J. Rey and George Ritzer

25 inhabitants 470
Suzanne M. Bianchi and Vanessa Wight

26 Urbanization 488
Kevin Fox Gotham

27 Environmental Sociology 504
Richard York and Riley E. Dunlap

28 Social events 522
Remy move and David A. Snow

29 Globalization 545
Paul Dean and George Ritzer

PART III innovative concerns IN SOCIOLOGY 565

30 After Neoliberalism: Whither Capitalism? 567
Robert J. Antonio

31 geared up Coercion and Political Authority: Armed clash in a global of States 588
Meyer Kestnbaum

32 technological know-how and know-how: Now and sooner or later 609
Mark Erickson and Frank Webster

33 the web, net 2.0, and past 626
Nathan Jurgenson and George Ritzer

Index 649

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