Sociology In Action: A Canadian Perspective

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Item#: 9780176725068
Edition 03
Author Symbaluk & Bereska
Cover Paperback
On Hand 30

The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition, articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge. By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation. With their signature passion and Sociological Toolkit, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens.

Table of Contents
Part One: Practising Sociology: Your Sociological Toolkit Chapter 1: Seeing and Acting Through the Lens of Sociology Chapter 2: Applying Sociological Research Methods Part Two: Society and the Self: The Foundations Chapter 3: “I Am Canadian”: What Is “Canadian” Culture? Chapter 4: Socialization: The Self and Social Identity Chapter 5: Social Inequality in Canadian Society Chapter 6: Mass Media: Living in the Electronic Age Part Three: The Micro and Macro of Our Everyday Lives Chapter 7: Sex, Gender, and Sexualities: Deconstructing Dualisms Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity: Defining Ourselves and Others Chapter 9: Canadian Families: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 10: Learning What Is “True”: Religion, Science, and Education Chapter 11: Social Control, Deviance, and Crime Chapter 12: Health and Illness: Is It “Lifestyle” or Something More? Part Four: Our Changing World Chapter 13: Social Change: Collective Behaviour and Social Movements Chapter 14: “Going Green”: Environmental Sociology Chapter 15: Globalization: The Interconnected World Glossary References Index