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Test Bank For Our Social World Introduction to Sociology 7th Edition By Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, Kathleen Odell Korgen, ISBN: 9781544358475, ISBN: 9781544333533, ISBN: 9781544377414
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Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. Organized around the “Social World” model, a conceptual framework that demonstrates the relationships among individuals (the micro level); organizations, institutions, and subcultures (the meso level); and societies and global structures (the macro level), the authors use this framework to help students develop the practice of using three levels of analysis, and to view sociology as an integrated whole, rather than a set of discrete subjects.
The Seventh Edition includes new coverage of climate change, the influence of robots and artificial intelligence on workers, race relations in the Trump era, transgender identity and gender fluidity, sexual harassment in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, declining marriage rates, the impact of tracking for students at all academic achievement levels, smoking as an example of health and inequality in the U.S., gun violence and the student movement to control access to guns, social media, and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Table Of Content
Preface: To Our Students
Instructors: How to Make This Book Work for You
A Personal Note to the Instructor
PART I: UNDERSTANDING OUR SOCIAL WORLD: THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SOCIETY
Chapter 1: Sociology: A Unique Way to View the World
What Is Sociology?
Why Does Sociology Matter?
The Social World Model
Chapter 2: Examining the Social World: How Do We Know What We Know?
Development of Sociology
Sociology’s Major Theoretical Perspectives
Ideas Underlying Science
How Sociologists Study the Social World
PART II: SOCIAL STRUCTURE, PROCESSES, AND CONTROL
Chapter 3: Society and Culture: Hardware and Software of Our Social World
Society: The Hardware
Culture: The Software
Society, Culture, and Our Social World
Theories of Culture
Fit Between Hardware and Software
Chapter 4: Socialization: Becoming Human and Humane
Nature Versus Nurture—or Both Working Together?
Importance of Socialization
Socialization and the Social World
Development of the Self: Micro-Level Analysis
Agents of Socialization: The Micro-Meso Connection
Socialization and Macro-Level Issues
Policy and Practice
Chapter 5: Interaction, Groups, and Organization: Connections That Work
Networks and Connections in Our Social World
The Process of Interaction: Connections at the Micro Level
Groups in Our Social World: The Micro-Meso Connection
Organizations and Bureaucracies: The Meso-Macro Connection
National and Global Networks: The Macro Level
Chapter 6: Deviance and Social Control: Sickos, Weirdos, Freaks, and Folks Like Us
What Is Deviance?
What Causes Deviant Behavior? Theoretical Perspectives
Crime and Individuals: Micro-Level Analysis
Crime and Organizations: Meso-Level Analysis
National and Global Crime: Macro-Level Analysis
Controlling Crime: Social Policy Considerations
PART III: INEQUALITY
Chapter 7: Stratification: Rich and Famous—or Rags and Famine?
Importance of Social Stratification
Theoretical Explanations of Stratification
Individuals’ Social Status: The Micro Level
Social Mobility: The Micro-Meso Connection
Major Stratification Systems: Macro-Level Analysis
Poverty and Social Policy
Bridging the National and Global Digital Divide: Macro-Level Stratification
Chapter 8: Race and Ethnic Group Stratification: Beyond “Us” and “Them”
What Characterizes Racial and Ethnic Groups?
Prejudice: Micro-Level Analysis
Discrimination: Meso-Level Analysis
Dominant and Minority Group Contact: Macro-Level Analysis
Policies Governing Minority and Dominant Group Relations
Chapter 9: Gender Stratification: She/He—Who Goes First?
Sex, Gender, and the Stratification System
Gender Socialization: Micro- and Meso-Level Analyses
Gender Stratification: Meso- and Macro-Level Processes
Gender Stratification: Micro- to Macro-Level Theories
Costs and Consequences of Gender Stratification
Changing Gender Stratification and Social Policy
PART IV: INSTITUTIONS
Importance of Institutions
Development of Modern Institutions
Connections Among Institutions
Chapter 10: Family: Partner Taking, People Making, and Contract Breaking
What Is a Family?
Theoretical Perspectives on Family
Family Dynamics: Micro-Level Processes
Family as an Institution: Meso-Level Analysis
National and Global Family Issues: Macro-Level Analysis
Marriage, Divorce, and Public Sociology
Chapter 11: Education: What Are We Learning?
State of the World’s Education: An Overview
The Ins and Outs of Local Schools: Micro-Level Interactions in Educational Organizations
After the School Bell Rings: Meso-Level Analysis of Educational Organizations
Education, Society, and the Road to Opportunity: The Macro Level
Education and Public Policy
Chapter 12: Religion: The Social Meaning of Sacred Meaning
What Does Religion Do for Us?
Becoming Part of a Faith Community: Micro-Level Analysis
Religion and Modern Life: Meso-Level Analysis
Religion in Society: Macro-Level Analysis
Religion in the Modern World
Social Policy: Same-Sex Marriage, Gay or Lesbian Clergy, and Transgender People
Chapter 13: Politics and Economics: Probing Power; Dissecting Distribution
What Is Power?
Power and Privilege in Our Social World
Theoretical Perspectives on Power and Privilege
Individuals, Power, and Participation: Micro-Level Analysis
Power and Resource Distribution: Meso-Level Analysis
National and Global Systems: Macro-Level Analysis
Chapter 14: Health Care: An Anatomy of Health and Illness
Why Is Health a Social Issue?
Theoretical Perspectives on Health and Illness
Status and Roles of the Sick Person: Micro-Level Analysis
Modern Health Care Systems: Meso-Level Analysis
Health Care Issues at the National and Global Level: Macro-Level Analysis
PART V: SOCIAL DYNAMICS
Chapter 15: Environmental Sociology: Population, Urbanization, and Climate Change
Macro-Level Patterns in World Population Growth
Meso-Level Institutional Influences on Population Change
Micro-Level Population Patterns
Urbanization: Movement From Rural to Urban Areas
Cities as Micro-Level Living Environments
How Did Cities Evolve? Meso-Level Organizational Structures
The Urban Environment and Social Policy: Macro-Level Perspectives
Chapter 16: Process of Change: We Can Make a Difference!
Complexity of Change in Our Social World
Social Change: Process and Theories
Collective Behavior: Micro- to Meso-Level Change
Planned Change in Organizations: Meso-Level Change
Social Movements: Macro-Level Change
About the Authors