|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.