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Imagining Society
An Introduction to Sociology

Second Edition

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Sociology (General)

December 2023 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Imagining Society, Second Edition is an introductory text that presents sociology as a distinctly human enterprise. In every chapter, as they are learning the discipline’s foundational concepts, readers are led on a journey, across time and space, to encounter some of sociology’s key “makers”—the creative individuals whose representations of the social world enable us to make sense of it and change it for the better. At each stop they will be immersed in the actions, ideas, and original thoughts of these diverse and seminal thinkers, whose empirical methods and theoretical insights have inspired other sociologists and form the building blocks of the discipline.

Exercises in the text create opportunities for students to activate their own imaginations and to also see familiar contemporary culture and society—TV shows, popular music, advertising, organizations, thought-leaders and authority figures, fads and movements, etc.—through fresh eyes.

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Part I: Understanding Society
 
Chapter 1: The Sociological Imagination
 
Chapter 2: Socialization and Social Interaction
 
Chapter 3: Deviance, Law, and Crime
 
Part II: Social Inequality
 
Chapter 4: Social Stratification and Social Class
 
Chapter 5: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 6: Gender at the Intersections
 
Part III: The Role of Institutions
 
Chapter 7: Language, Media, and Culture
 
Chapter 8: The Family and Intimate Relationships
 
Chapter 9: Education
 
Chapter 10: Work and Rationalization
 
Chapter 11: Health
 
Chapter 12: Globalization and Global Inequality
 
Part IV: Social Change
 
Chapter 13: Change Through Policy and the Law
 
Chapter 14: Social Movements
 
Appendix 1: Readings in Imagining Society
 
Appendix 2: Methods in Imagining Society
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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