The Blackwell companion to sociology [electronic resource]
- Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
- Physical description
- xxii, 610 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Blackwell companions to sociology.
- Blau, Judith R., 1942-
- Includes bibliographical references (p -589) and index.
- List of contributors.Preface.Part I: Referencing Globalization: .1. The Sociology of Space and Place: John Urry (Lancaster University).2. Media and Communications: John Durham Peters (University of Iowa).3. Modernity - One or Many?: Peter Wagner (University of Warwick).4. Emerging Trends in Environmental Sociology Frederick H. Buttel (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and August Gijswijt (International Sociological Association).5. Bringing in Codependence: Judith R. Blau (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).Part II: Relationships and Meaning:.6. Civil Society: A Signifier of Plurality and Sense of Wholeness: Barbara A. Misztal (Griffith University, Brisbane).7. Human Rights: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (Emory University).8. Sociology of Religion: Christian Smith (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Robert D. Woodberry (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).9. Intimate Relationships: Raine Dozier (University of Washington) and Pepper Schwartz (University of Washington).10. Immigrant Families and Their Children: Adaptation and Identity Formation: Carola Susrez-Orozco (Harvard Immigration Projects).Part III: Economic Inequalities: .11. On Inequality: Siddiqur Rahman Osmani (University of Ulster).12. The Persistence of Poverty in a Changing World: Melvin L. Oliver (Ford Foundation) and David M. Grant (Cleveland State University).13. Racial Economic Inequality in the USA: William A. Darity, Jr. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Samuel L. Myers, Jr. (University of Minnesota).14. Rediscovering Rural America: Bonnie Thornton Dill (University of Maryland, College Park).Part IV: Science, Knowledge, and Ideas:.15. The Sociology of Science and the Revolution in Molecular Biology: Troy Duster (University of California, Berkeley).16. Structures of Knowledge: Richard E. Lee (State University of New York at Binghamton ) and Immanuel Wallerstein (Binghamton University).17. The New Sociology of Ideas: Charles Camic (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Neil Gross (University of Wisconsin-Madison).Part V: Politics and Political Movements:.18. Political Sociology: Mike Savage (University of Manchester).19. Why Social Movements Come into Being and Why People Join Them: Bert Klandermans (Free University, Amsterdam).20. Social Movement Politics and Organization: Debra C. Minkoff (Yale University).Part VI: Structures: Stratification, Networks, and Firms:.21. Occupations, Stratification, and Mobility: Donald J. Treiman (University of California at Los Angeles).22. Social Networks: Bonnie Erickson (University of Toronto).23. Networks and Organizations: David Knoke (University of Minnesota).Part VII: Individuals and Their Well Being:.24. Social Inequality, Stress, and Health: Joseph E. Schwartz (State University of New York at Stony Brook).25. Two Research Traditions in the Sociology of Education: Maureen T. Hallinan (University of Notre Dame).26. Aging and Aging Policy in the US: Madonna Harrington Meyer (Syracuse University) and Pamela Herd (Syracuse University).27. Immigration and Ethnicity: The United States at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century: RubUn G. Rumbaut (Michigan State University).28. Social Psychology: Lynn Smith-Lovin (University of Arizona).Part VIII: Social Action:
- Publisher's Summary
- "The Blackwell Companion to Sociology" is a milestone collection of new essays by renowned sociologists, covering both the traditions and strengths of the field as well as newer developments and directions. Authors from the US, the UK, Europe and elsewhere have contributed to this all-in-one reference work, highlighting the relevance of interdisciplinary and international perspectives, while at the same time representing the scope and quality of sociology in its current form.
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- edited by Judith R. Blau.
- Blackwell companions to sociology
- Originally published: 2001.
- Electronic reproduction. New York, N.Y. : Blackwell, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 27, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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