Introduction to Sociology

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Edited by Sebahattin Ziyanak
©2020, 358 pages

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    Introduction to Sociology provides students with a carefully curated selection of readings that demonstrate how everyday human interactions construct our global social world. The collection offers students an array of unique perspectives on foundational sociological concepts and an engaging look into real-world issues and the global impacts of social life.

    The text is divided into 13 chapters. The opening chapter provides students with a general introduction to sociology and describes three basic types of sociological traditions. Additional chapters introduce readers to sociological research methods, concepts related to culture, the idea of socialization, and perceptions of deviance and crime. They explore readings on social stratification, race as a social construct, contemporary constructions of gender and sexuality, and the role and function of marriage and family in modern times. Education, politics, globalization, population, and urbanization are discussed within the context of sociology. The book closes with a chapter dedicated to social change and social movements.

    Written to help students understand how sociological theories can support their understanding of our social world, Introduction to Sociology is an ideal resource for foundational courses in discipline.

    Sebahattin Ziyanak is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He has contributed books, book chapters, and articles to a variety of publications on topics such as homeless, delinquency, immigration, environmental studies, and political influence. Dr. Ziyanak has made numerous conference presentations and chaired and organized several conference sessions. He is the recipient of the 2020 President's Research Award in 2020, La Mancha Society Golden Windmill Research Award in 2018, and the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award with the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2018. Dr. Ziyanak serves as a board member for Odessa Links, an organization that provides a continuum of care services to homeless individuals.
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