This text, considered to be a living classic among introductory sociology texts, is written by Rodney Stark- a major sociology researcher and scholarly author. The text introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark's hallmark "Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist" approach that addresses students directly and presents sociology on a personal level. Stark describes what sociologists do and how they do it, focusing first on the questions they pose and how they search for and formulate their answers, and only then moving on to study their answers and conclusions. In this way, he effectively explores themes, raising issues in a straightforward manner with historical accuracy and solid research. The text employs a unique feature titled "A Closer View," which illustrates seminal research studies to introduce students to the sociological imagination and the world around them. This is the only text of its kind in the introductory sociology market.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc ISBN: 9780534609399 Weight: 1656 g Dimensions: 230 x 220 x 30 mm Edition: 9th Revised edition
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