The Scope of SociologyBook - 1988
The acclaimed author of Assimilation in American Life here provides a fresh and compact distillation of the basic principles of sociology. Presenting a new and broadened perspective on the field, he links the customary emphasis on cultural conditioning with individual psychological motivation and the human nature question to examine major social issues such as racial and ethnic relations, social stratification, poverty, unemployment, and nuclear war. In clear, jargon-free language, Gordon also considers the interrelationship of economics and politics in the United States and the Soviet Union. Successfully classroom-tested by the author during his twenty-five years of teaching introductory sociology classes and informed by his seminal work on race and ethnicity, this is a stimulating new formulation of the most crucial elements of sociology, providing both an effective introduction to the field for students and a thought-provoking theoretical statement for professionals.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c1988
Branch Call Number: 301 G66s
Characteristics: viii, 252 p. ; 21 cm