Our Social World: WITH Globalization of Nothing (Paperback)
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Our Social World: WITH Globalization of Nothing (Paperback)

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"Order"this DISCOUNTED BUNDLE, and your students save!"ss"Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology introduces the"discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated,"comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors"Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is"not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see"relationships between topics. Our Social World presents the perspective"of students living in the larger global world."Key Features: "Offers a strong global focus:" A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students" to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro" world.Illustrates the practical" side of sociology: Boxes highlight careers and volunteer opportunities for" those with a background in sociology as well as policy issues that" sociologists influence.Encourages critical thinking:" This book provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples" of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated" epistemology.Presents (The Social World" Model in each chapter: This organizing framework helps students" understand the interrelatedness of core concepts. "Accompanied by High"Quality Ancillaries:"Instructor's" Resources on CD-ROM are available to all adopters. Contact us for" more informationStudent study site at" www.pineforge.com/ballantinestudy" This study site includes e-Flashcards to reinforce key concepts," self-quizzes, web exercises, NPR's This American Life radio" segments, and more.Free online access to" the 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook to adopters of Our Social" World: Plus guides to using that Handbook" in conjunction with Our Social World in the classroom - preview them by clicking" here!"IRCDs are available for qualified instructors only. To request an IRCD for"this book please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6 am v 5 pm Pacific"Time) or by emailing info@sagepub.com with course name and enrollment and your"university mailing address to expedite the process."Choose OUR SOCIAL WORLD and a portion of royalties automatically go"towards the new SAGE Pine Forge Scholarship!" SAGE and Pine Forge Press have developed a Scholarship Fund in partnership"with the American Sociological Association, participating authors, and regional"sociological societies to defray costs for graduate students and untenured"faculty (by amounts of $1000 each) who wish to attend the ASA|s annual"pre-conference on Preparing Future Faculty."JUST PUBLISHED AND ALREADY IN THE CLASSROOM!"Some of the many universities already using Our Social World:"The Ohio State University, Ball State University,"Austin Peay State University," Florida Atlantic University, and"more!"Intended Audience:"This is an ideal text for undergraduate"courses in introductory sociology such as Introduction to Sociology and"Principles of Sociology."ss"The Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and"completely updated edition, with an even greater emphasis on the processes of"globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. As before, this book is"structured around four sets of concepts addressing the issues of:"places/non-places,' 'things/non-things,"people/non-people,' and 'services/non-services.' By"drawing upon salient examples from everyday life, George Ritzer invites the"reader to examine the nuances of these concepts in conjunction with the"paradoxes within the process of the globalization of nothing. Critical"questions are raised throughout, and the reader is compelled not only to seek"answers to these questions, but also to critically evaluate the questions as"well as their answers. "New to This Edition"Features a greater" emphasis on the main topic of globalization: A new first chapter" offers an introductory overview of globalization and globalization theory," outlining the unique ways in which these topics are addressed throughout the" text. Offers a new way to" conceptualize and theorize about globalization: This edition delves" into two subprocesses of globalization*(glocalization and" (grobalization. Provides a new way to" think about consumer culture and globalization: New material is" presented on consumer culture and its globalization as well as on the role" of branding. Uses a nontechnical and" accessible style with many global examples: The examples in this book" are drawn from everyday life and a global consumer culture that are" readily recognizable to students. Shorter and more concise in" response to reviewer feedback. "Intended Audience "This text can be used in a variety of courses focusing on the principles of"sociology, social change, social theory, globalization, consumerism, and the"global economy in sociology departments as well as in related courses in"departments of political science or economics."

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412962612

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