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Sociology in Our Times The Essentials, 9th Edition

Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination–a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


1. The Sociological Perspective and Research Process. 2. Culture. 3. Socialization. 4. Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life. 5. Groups and Organizations. 6. Deviance and Crime. 7. Class and Stratification in the United States. 8. Global Stratification. 9. Race and Ethnicity. 10. Sex and Gender. 11. Families and Intimate Relationships. 12. Education and Religion. 13. Politics and Economy in Global Perspective. 14. Health, Health Care, and Disability. 15. Population and Urbanization. 16. Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Social Change. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. She has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Dr. Kendall’s areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. Her textbooks include THE POWER OF GOOD DEEDS: PRIVILEGED WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL REPRODUCTION OF THE UPPER CLASS (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002); FRAMING CLASS: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF WEALTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005); and MEMBERS ONLY: ELITE CLUBS AND THE PROCESS OF EXCLUSION (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, she is a member of the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 113395717X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133957171
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches

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