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Sociology in Our Times

SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES 7CE

Sociology in Our Times
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2016-03-03
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2017
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Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
  • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Culture
  • Chapter 4: Socialization
  • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
  • Chapter 6: Families
  • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
  • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 12: Gender
  • Part Four: Social Institutions
  • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 14: Aging
  • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
  • Chapter 16: Education
  • Chapter 17: Religion
  • Chapter 18: Mass Media
  • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
  • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
  • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
  • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
  • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
  • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
  • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Culture
  • Chapter 4: Socialization
  • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
  • Chapter 6: Families
  • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
  • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 12: Gender
  • Part Four: Social Institutions
  • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 14: Aging
  • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
  • Chapter 16: Education
  • Chapter 17: Religion
  • Chapter 18: Mass Media
  • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
  • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
  • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
  • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
  • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
  • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
  • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Culture
  • Chapter 4: Socialization
  • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
  • Chapter 6: Families
  • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
  • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 12: Gender
  • Part Four: Social Institutions
  • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 14: Aging
  • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
  • Chapter 16: Education
  • Chapter 17: Religion
  • Chapter 18: Mass Media
  • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
  • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
  • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
  • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
  • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
  • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
  • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Culture
  • Chapter 4: Socialization
  • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
  • Chapter 6: Families
  • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
  • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 12: Gender
  • Part Four: Social Institutions
  • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 14: Aging
  • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
  • Chapter 16: Education
  • Chapter 17: Religion
  • Chapter 18: Mass Media
  • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
  • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
  • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
  • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
  • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
  • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
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  • Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
    • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Culture
    • Chapter 4: Socialization
    • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
    • Chapter 6: Families
    • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
    • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 12: Gender
    • Part Four: Social Institutions
    • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 14: Aging
    • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
    • Chapter 16: Education
    • Chapter 17: Religion
    • Chapter 18: Mass Media
    • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
    • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
    • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
    • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
    • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
    • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
  • Features
  • Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
    • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Culture
    • Chapter 4: Socialization
    • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
    • Chapter 6: Families
    • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
    • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 12: Gender
    • Part Four: Social Institutions
    • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 14: Aging
    • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
    • Chapter 16: Education
    • Chapter 17: Religion
    • Chapter 18: Mass Media
    • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
    • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
    • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
    • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
    • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
    • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
  • About the Author
  • Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
    • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Culture
    • Chapter 4: Socialization
    • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
    • Chapter 6: Families
    • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
    • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 12: Gender
    • Part Four: Social Institutions
    • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 14: Aging
    • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
    • Chapter 16: Education
    • Chapter 17: Religion
    • Chapter 18: Mass Media
    • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
    • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
    • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
    • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
    • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
    • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
  • Table of Contents
  • Bob Dylan wrote ?The Times They Are a-Changin? in 1964, and those words remain relevant even now in this new millennium. Sociology in Our Times, Seventh Canadian Edition, brings to light the relevance of sociology to students? lives in this rapidly changing world. The text highlights the profound importance of understanding how and why people act the way they do, how societies grapple with issues and major problems, and why many of us are reassured by social institutions ? including family, religion, education, government, and the media ? even at times when we might like to see certain changes occur in these institutions. Like previous editions of this widely read text, this seventh Canadian edition is a cutting-edge book in two ways: (1) by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting and relevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself, and (2) by showing students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and indirectly through the media and other sources. This text captures the interest of a wide variety of Canadian students by taking into account their concerns and perspectives. As the title suggests, topics were selected to be most pertinent to ?Our Times,? including the widening income gap between the rich and poor, new and emerging definitions of family life, changing constructions of sexuality, and ongoing concerns related to our environment. In doing so, we hope that students will learn to critically examine their social world, and to further contemplate the social world they hope to live in moving forward. Sociology in Our Times captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in this rapidly changing world.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • The seventh Canadian edition includes several hundred new references that incorporate the most recent new developments in sociological research, including the latest census data from Statistics Canada.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • A new chapter entitled “Sociology and the Environment” has been included to bring to light the importance of this growing field to the discipline and to the future of society.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The text highlights the dynamism in sociology through the discussion of many current topics, such as the changing Canadian family dynamic, the impact of new media in the economy and healthcare, and issues surrounding surveillance laws.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • The enhanced pedagogical framework, new to this edition, aims to respect diverse learning preferences and engage today’s students.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Authentic first-person accounts are used as opening vignettes and throughout each chapter to create interest and give concrete meaning to the topics being discussed. They provide opportunities to consider social life beyond their own experiences and to examine class, gender, ethnicity, and age from diverse perspectives.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • Each chapter contains a brief Sociology and Everyday Life quiz that relates the sociological perspective to the pressing social issues presented in the opening vignette.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • In our interconnected world, the sociological imaginations must extend beyond national borders. The global implications of topics are examined throughout each chapter in Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Point/Counterpoint boxes encourage students to use their sociological knowledge to grapple with some of today’s most hotly contested issues.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Census Profiles provide information that highlights key changes in Canadian society based on census data. Each unique box uses recent statistics, ensuring students are up-to-date and informed about topics discussed.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Learning Objectives list the key themes at the beginning of each chapter to give students an overview of major topics and a convenient aid for review.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Critical Thinking Questions after each chapter opener’s lived experience invite students to think about the major topics discussed in the vignette and the chapter.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Concept Snapshots provide a brief summary of all major perspectives covered in the chapter and the key people connected to those theories.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • Time to Review Questions help students to review and retain key information from the preceding sections of the text.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • The Visual Summary provides a concise summary of key points and theoretical perspectives, and includes summarized learning objectives, key figures, and application questions to encourage students to assess their knowledge of the chapter and apply insights they have gained to other issues.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • MindTap for Sociology in Our Times is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
    • Chapter 2: Sociological Research
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Culture
    • Chapter 4: Socialization
    • Chapter 5: Society, Social Structure, and Interaction
    • Chapter 6: Families
    • Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 8: Crime and Deviance
    • Chapter 9: Social Class and Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 10: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 11: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 12: Gender
    • Part Four: Social Institutions
    • Chapter 13: Sex, Sexualities, and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 14: Aging
    • Chapter 15: Health, Healthcare, and Disability
    • Chapter 16: Education
    • Chapter 17: Religion
    • Chapter 18: Mass Media
    • Part Five: Social Dynamics and Social Change
    • Chapter 19: The Economy and Work
    • Chapter 20: Sociology and the Environment
    • Chapter 21: Collective Behaviour, Social Movements, and Social Change
    • Chapter 22: Power, Politics, and Government (online)
    • Chapter 23: Population and Urbanization (online)
 
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