Crime and Disrepute

Author: John Hagan
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 0803990391
Release Date: 1994-02-14
Genre: Social Science

Advances a new sociology of crime and disrepute that focuses on the criminal costs of social inequality. Connects the diversion of capital away from distressed communities in the U.S. to increased violence and lack of social mobility for disadvantaged groups, which result in the development of "deviance service centers" and "ethnic vice industries." Shows the important link between "crime in the streets" and "crime in the suites" and the differences between the two in eluding punishment.

Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century

Author: Robert Trager
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780803990852
Release Date: 1999-01-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Through the use of a variety of interesting case situations, this book addresses current issues about freedom of expression.

Macro micro

Author: Lorne Tepperman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0138578974
Release Date: 1998-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021772376
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Beyond a Border

Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452235875
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Social Science

The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world. Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society. Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate. Key Features Provides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenship Offers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border movers Offers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date Encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global age Suggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments

Constructing Social Research

Author: Charles C. Ragin
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412960182
Release Date: 2010-07-14
Genre: Social Science

Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.

The Sociology of Childhood

Author: William A. Corsaro
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 1412979439
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Social Science

This new edition of the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective includes updated coverage of peer relations, friendship, and the social problems experienced by children. The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the recent explosion of research in the field, includes expanded and updated material on children's symbolic culture and material culture, and a new section, 'Children, Parents, and Consumer Culture', includes new section on 'Generation M: Electronic Media in the Lives of Preadolescents and Adolescents', highlights current policy debates and changing demographics regarding children's quality of life around the world.

Key ideas in sociology

Author: Peter Kivisto
ISBN: IND:30000062330398
Release Date: 1997-07-22
Genre: Social Science

With each passing generation, contemporary members of society are intrigued by how those who lived before them viewed and dealt with their changing world. Newer generations borrow ideas from their predecessors and adapt those ideas to new circumstances in order to define and manage social change. Key Ideas in Sociology, Second Edition explores some of the major ideas that have developed out of this tradition and evaluates their origins, their development, and their relevance at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The book follows the course of key concepts that have shaped sociological discourse from the founding period in the nineteenth century to the present, and examines four key ideas that have played a central role-industrial society, democracy, individualism, and modernity. Author Peter Kivisto brings these concepts alive by connecting them to the legendary figures responsible for developing, revising, and expanding sociological theory.

Cities in a World Economy

Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015063343175
Release Date: 2006-04-11
Genre: Social Science

The Third Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of our turn-of-the-millennium flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in our social world.


Author: Robert D. Crutchfield
Publisher: Pine Forge Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015027478679
Release Date: 1996-02-09
Genre: Social Science

"This is a solid representation of criminological articles that are important to the discipline. The important material from each article has been retained, yet an undergraduate won't be overwhelmed. The articles are germane and flow together; a certain consistency in thought is presented to the student, as opposed to interesting but often semi-related articles. This book is accessible and, in several areas, very enjoyable reading." -- A. L. Marsteller, Drury College Also by the Editors: Juvenile Delinquency (Vol. 2) and Criminal Justice (Vol. 3) Why are these edited collections THE anthologies to use for teaching Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Juvenile Delinquency? * All volumes present the field accurately and completely to students and in a way that is understandable to undergraduates and, therefore, teachable. * All include rich collections of classic and contemporary articles, all of which have been carefully edited so that students can master the material. * All volumes contain essays written by the Editors, which provide the coherence and structure to the collections that undergraduate students need. Questions for Discussion and Writing and well-prepared indexes help to make these anthologies even more teachable. * All are edited by scholars who have the credentials and the undergraduate teaching experience to make this three volume set a particularly rich resource.

Race Ethnicity and Gender in the United States

Author: Joseph F Healey
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: UCSC:32106016667211
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

"[This is] a very nice blend of historical narrative and sociological provides broad coverage of groups over time, all the major concepts for understanding the experience of each of these groups, and more factual information than is often found in comparable texts." --Jeremy Hein, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

An invitation to environmental sociology

Author: Michael Bell
Publisher: Pine Forge Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028596869
Release Date: 1998-03-17
Genre: Nature

Michael Bell manages to cover the tremendous variety of topics in environmental sociology while at the same time investing his treatment with a personal passion rarely seen in sociological texts. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology is more than an invitation; it is a seduction. Readers will be challenged by the complexity of environmental puzzles Bell poses, informed and therefore intellectually enabled to make their own private and public choices, and inspired to care about the social footprints on the planet.


Author: David M. Newman
ISBN: 0761986545
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

This revised and updated edition of the acclaimed and innovative Sociology continues to help students to see and think sociologically; to learn how to'do' sociology; and to add enthusiasm for the subject. David Newman effectively shows how our lives are linked to, and affected by, our increasingly global society. New to the Third Edition are: more cross-cultural examples; additional research illustrations and visual essays; micro-macro connections; an Internet component in many of the 'Your Turn' exercises Throughout, statistics and examples have been updated and refreshed, keeping this superlative introduction to sociology current and accessible.