Connecting Sociology

Jayne Baker, Nathan Innocente

Connecting Sociology takes a modern approach that is designed to engage and encourage students to view their lives and experiences through a sociological lens. In each chapter the five main theoretical perspectives are revisited, analyzed, and applied to examples that are reflective of student experiences in modern society. Videos, interactive maps, animated figures, and related assessments engage students in problem solving and critical analysis, while providing opportunities to apply sociological theory to the world around them. Chapter features explore contemporary sociological research and public policy as they relate to familiar events and demonstrate the ongoing value of the sociological endeavour. Connecting Sociology integrates interactivity into the text to create an active learning experience, meeting students where they are today.

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Table of Contents for Connecting Sociology

  • Front Matter
  • Chapter 1: What is Sociology?
  • Chapter 2: Sociological Theory
  • Chapter 3: Research Methods
  • Chapter 4: Culture
  • Chapter 5: Socialization and Interaction
  • Chapter 6: Networks, Groups, and Organizations
  • Chapter 7: Socioeconomic Status and Inequality
  • Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity
  • Chapter 9: Gender
  • Chapter 10: Sexuality
  • Chapter 11: Relationships and Families
  • Chapter 12: Education
  • Chapter 13: Religion