Introductory Sociology

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The Myth of the Age of Entitlement: Millennials, Austerity, and Hope
The Myth of the Age of Entitlement: Millennials, Austerity, and Hope
By James Cairns
In The Myth of the Age of Entitlement, Cairns peels back the layers of the entitlement myth, exposing its faults and arguing that the majority of millennials are actually disentitled, facing bleak economic prospects and potential ecological disaster.
Published Jul 2017
Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, Second Edition
Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, Second Edition
By Rick Csiernik and Rachel Birnbaum

This second edition of Practising Social Work Research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods. Six are new to this edition, and examine research with First Nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics.

Published Mar 2017
Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
By Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. and Stacy B. Fisher
Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university.
Published Feb 2017
The Promise of Sociology: Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition
The Promise of Sociology: Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition
By Rob Beamish
Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context.
Published Aug 2016
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
By Alan Sears and James Cairns
This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry.
Published Mar 2015
Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition
Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition
By John Bratton and David Denham
Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.
Published Jan 2014
Pop Culture: The Culture of Everyday Life
Pop Culture: The Culture of Everyday Life
By Shirley A. Fedorak
"This text is important for any introductory anthropology course, particularly in conveying to students the relevance of anthropology by engaging with the very aspects of popular culture that are significant in their everyday lives." - Kristin L. Dowell, University of Oklahoma
Published May 2009
African American Pioneers of Sociology: A Critical History
African American Pioneers of Sociology: A Critical History
By Pierre Saint-Arnaud

In African American Pioneers of Sociology,Pierre Saint-Arnaud examines the lasting contributions that African Americans have made to the field of sociology.

Published Feb 2009
Culture of Prejudice: Arguments in Critical Social Science
Culture of Prejudice: Arguments in Critical Social Science
By Judith C. Blackwell, Murray E.G. Smith, and John S. Sorenson

The principal theme of the book is that social science is at its best, and most exciting, when it confronts and refutes "cultures of prejudice"—intricate systems of beliefs and attitudes that sustain many forms of social oppression and that are, themselves, sustained by ignorance and fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar.

Published Sep 2008