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Rethinking Society in the 21st Century: Critical Readings in Sociology, 2nd edition Michelle Webber

Rethinking Society in the 21st Century: Critical Readings in Sociology, 2nd edition

Michelle Webber

Published April 14th 2008
ISBN : 9781551303420
Paperback
350 pages
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 About the Book 

This unique collection of readings maps out the concepts sociologists use to understand the foundations of society - families, economy and labour, education, health, and health care. This engaging and thought provoking book weaves together feminist, class-conscious, and anti-racist approaches to the study of Introductory Sociology.Rethinking Society balances classical theoretical approaches in sociology - Durkheim, Marx, and Mills - with contemporary approaches found in the work of Dorothy Smith and Michel Foucault, for example. Following this exemplary grounding, Rethinking Society then introduces the foundations of society - socialization, social interaction, and culture - as well as the major social institutions of the family, the economy, and labour. Crime, moral regulation, and social justice are presented in a progressive light while population, globalization, and the New World Order complete this well-rounded introduction to Canadian sociology.