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Sociology in Our Times

SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ES SENTIALS, 5CE

The Essentials
Sociology in Our Times
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5
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2011-01-27
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2012
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0176502572
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9780176502577
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Nelson Cengage Adapted
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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
  • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
  • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
  • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Socialization
  • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
  • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
  • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
  • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
  • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 13: Politics
  • Chapter 14: Education
  • Chapter 15: Religion
  • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
  • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
  • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
  • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Socialization
  • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
  • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
  • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
  • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
  • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 13: Politics
  • Chapter 14: Education
  • Chapter 15: Religion
  • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
  • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
  • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
  • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Socialization
  • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
  • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
  • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
  • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
  • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 13: Politics
  • Chapter 14: Education
  • Chapter 15: Religion
  • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
  • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
  • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
  • Increased comparative global examples
  • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
  • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
  • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
  • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
  • 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
  • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
  • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
  • Part One: Studying Society
  • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
  • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
  • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
  • Chapter 3: Socialization
  • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
  • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
  • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
  • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
  • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
  • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
  • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
  • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
  • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
  • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
  • Chapter 13: Politics
  • Chapter 14: Education
  • Chapter 15: Religion
  • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
  • Product Description
  • Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
    • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
    • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
    • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Socialization
    • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
    • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
    • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
    • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
    • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 13: Politics
    • Chapter 14: Education
    • Chapter 15: Religion
    • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
  • Features
  • Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
    • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
    • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
    • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Socialization
    • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
    • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
    • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
    • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
    • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 13: Politics
    • Chapter 14: Education
    • Chapter 15: Religion
    • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
  • About the Author
  • Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book that highlights the relevance of sociology to students? lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory, and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials 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 a rapidly changing world.
    • NETA Testbank. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. This book’s premium testbank is designed to ensure top quality multiple-choice testing by avoiding common errors in question and test construction. If you want your students to achieve "beyond remembering", ask your Nelson Sales Representative how today!
    • NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement. The Nelson Education Teaching Advantage (NETA) program delivers research-based resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking and enable the success of Canadian students and educators. Found in the Instructor’s Resource Manual, this book’s NETA Guide to Classroom Engagement is based on research that clearly shows that student-centred learning is an effective way of addressing and improving academic success. The guide provides background on the value of student-centred learning; methods proven to create a more student-centred classroom; and lesson plans that put these principles into practice.
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
    • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Socialization
    • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
    • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
    • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
    • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
    • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 13: Politics
    • Chapter 14: Education
    • Chapter 15: Religion
    • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
  • Table of Contents
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    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • Religion and Education are now offered as distinct, self-contained chapters
    • Increased comparative global examples
    • Expanded and updated material on environment, religion, marriage, and demography
    • Reviewers have identified the strengths of this edition as: pedagogy, clarity, level of writing, and its Canadian content
    • End of chapter reviews include 6-10 Question & Answer-style study topics, key terms, web links, Questions for Critical Thinking, and links to online Study and Research Tools
    • Sociology in Global Perspectives boxes invites students to consider the sociological impactof global issues.
    • 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
    • Sociology and the Media boxes show how local and global popular culture and media sources shape us and challenge students to become critical consumers of the media
    • "Sociology and Everyday Life" challenges students’ preconceptions about a wide range of social issues such as homelessness, terrorism, and consumerism.Critical thinkingquestions encourage self-reflection and in-depth analysis
    • Part One: Studying Society
    • Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective: Theory and Methods
    • Chapter 2: Culture and Society in a Changing World
    • Part Two: The Nature of Social Life
    • Chapter 3: Socialization
    • Chapter 4: Social Structure, Social Interaction, and Collective Behaviour
    • Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
    • Chapter 6: Deviance and Crime
    • Part Three: Social Differences and Social Inequality
    • Chapter 7: Social Stratification in Canada
    • Chapter 8: Global Stratification
    • Chapter 9: Ethnic Relations and Race
    • Chapter 10: Sex and Gender
    • Chapter 11: Health, Health Care, and Disability
    • Chapter 12: Families and Intimate Relationships
    • Chapter 13: Politics
    • Chapter 14: Education
    • Chapter 15: Religion
    • Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization
 
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