Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach (11th by James M. Henslin

By James M. Henslin

James Henslin stocks the buzz of sociology in "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach". along with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" strategy and private writing sort, the writer highlights the sociology of lifestyle and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, own mirrored image, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological mind's eye to allow them to higher understand how the items of society healthy jointly. as well as this trademark down-to-earth method, different distinct good points contain: comparative views, the globalization of capitalism, and visible shows of sociology.

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Not content to collect and interpret objective data, Du Bois, along with Jane Addams and others from Hull-House (see the next section), was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Deegan 1988). Continuing to battle racism both as a sociologist and as a journalist, Du Bois eventually embraced revolutionary Marxism. At age 93, dismayed that so little improvement had been made in race relations, he moved to Ghana, where he was buried (Stark 1989).

Applying Functional Analysis. S. divorce rate. Functionalists stress that industrialization and urbanization undermined the traditional functions of the family. For example, before industrialization, the family formed an economic team. On the farm, where most people lived, each family member had jobs or “chores” to do. The wife was in charge not only of household tasks but also of raising small animals, such as chickens, milking cows, collecting eggs, and churning butter. She also did the cooking, baking, canning, sewing, darning, washing, and cleaning.

1. To make this distinction between micro and macro levels clearer, let’s return to the example of the homeless, with which we opened this chapter. To study homeless people, symbolic interactionists would focus on the micro level. They would analyze what homeless people do when they are in shelters and on the streets. They would also analyze their communications, both their talk and their nonverbal interaction (gestures, use of space, and so on). This micro level would not interest functionalists and conflict theorists.

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