Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor
The wiley-blackwell companion to Sociology; notes on contributors; Contents; Introduction; Part I: Introduction; 1: Philosophy and Sociology; 2: A Selective History of Sociology; 3: Quantitative Methods; 4: Qualitative Methods; 5: Classical Sociological Theory; 6: Contemporary Sociological Theory; Part II: Basic Topics in Sociology; 7: Action, Interaction, and Groups; 8: Groups and Institutions, Structures and Processes; 9: The Sociology of Organizations; 10: Cultural Analysis; 11: The Changing Life Course; 12: Deviance: A Sociology of Unconventionalities; 13: Criminology 14: Critical Sexualities Studies15: Feeling Class: Affect and Culture in the Making of Class Relations; 16: Racial and Ethnic Issues: Critical Race Approaches in the United States; 17: Genders and Sexualities in Global Context: An Intersectional Assessment of Contemporary Scholarship; 18: Changing Families: Fluidity, Partnership, and Family Structure; 19: Sociology of Education; 20: Sociology of Religion; 21: Current Directions in Medical Sociology; 22: Media and Communications; 23: Work and Employment; 24: The Sociology of Consumption; 25: Population; 26: Urbanization 27: Environmental Sociology28: Social Movements; 29: Globalization; Part III: Cutting Edge Issues in Sociology; 30: After Neoliberalism Whither Capitalism?; 31: Organized Coercion and Political Authority: Armed Conflict in a World of States; 32: Science and Technology: Now and in the Future; 33: The Internet, Web 2.0, and Beyond; 32: Science and Technology: Now and in the Future; Index
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