Sociology in Action A Canadian Perspective 3rd Edition by Diane Symbaluk, ISBN-13: 978-0176725068


Sociology in Action A Canadian Perspective 3rd Edition by Diane Symbaluk, ISBN-13: 978-0176725068

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  • Publisher: ‎ Top Hat; 3rd edition (Feb. 16 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 400 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0176725067
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0176725068

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:

A Unique Learning System xii
Preface xvi
About the Authors xxiv
Part 1 Practising Sociology: Your Sociological Toolkit 1
Chapter 1: Seeing and Acting Through the Lens of Sociology 2
Chapter 2: Applying Sociological Research Methods 22
Part 2 Society and the Self: The Foundations 45
Chapter 3: “I Am Canadian”: What Is “Canadian” Culture? 46
Chapter 4: Socialization: The Self and Social Identity 66
Chapter 5: Social Inequality in Canadian Society 88
Chapter 6: Mass Media: Living in the Electronic Age 110
Part 3 The Micro and Macro of Our Everyday Lives 133
Chapter 7: Sex, Gender, and Sexualities: Deconstructing Dualisms 134
Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity: Defining Ourselves and Others 156
Chapter 9: Canadian Families: Past, Present, and Future 178
Chapter 10: Learning What Is “True”: Religion, Science, and Education 198
Chapter 11: Social Control, Deviance, and Crime 220
Chapter 12: Health and Illness: Is It “
Lifestyle” or Something More? 240
Part 4 Our Changing World 265
Chapter 13: Social Change: Collective Behaviour
and Social Movements 266
Chapter 14: “Going Green”: Environmental Sociology 286
Chapter 15: Globalization: The Interconnected
World 310
Glossary 330
References 341
Index 367

Diane Symbaluk received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1997, with a specialization in criminology and social psychology. She joined MacEwan University in 1996 in order to pursue her joint passion for teaching and research mentorship. She has taught courses in a variety of areas including social psychology, criminology, statistics, and research methods. She is presently the faculty advisor for MacEwan University’s Community-Based Sociology Project, a supervised student-led research program. Her extensive list of publications includes textbooks, journal articles, and more than forty pedagogical resources (e.g., study guides, test banks, instructor manuals, and online resources). A distinguished teaching award winner, Diane is currently conducting research on published student ratings of instruction and character strengths of award-winning instructors.

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