Highly respected for its scholarship and straightforwardapproach, Sociology: The Core covers core sociological conceptswith a brief and accessible presentation at an affordable price. Inthe ninth edition, Sociology once again comes alive as a vital andexciting field to relate sociological principles to real-worldcircumstances. New “What Can Sociology Do For You?”sectionsintroduce the careers and provide educational recommendations forstudents that decide to pursue a degree in Sociology.
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Developing a Sociological
Culture and Social Structure
Social Groups and Formal
Deviance and Crime
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
Political and Economic Power
Population and Environment
Michael Hughes，Carolyn J. Kroehler
Michael Hughes is Professor of Sociology at Virginia PolytechnicInstitute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received hisPh.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1979 and hastaught introductory sociology over the past 34 years. He alsoregularly teaches courses in minority group relations, deviantbehavior, the sociology of mental illness, and data analysis. From2000 to 2004, he served as editor of the Journal of Health andSocial Behavior. He has held positions as research fellow at theUniversity of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (1992–1994)and research associate at Vanderbilt University (1980–1982). WithWalter R. Gove he is the author of the book, Overcrowding in theHousehold. His research interests in mental health and mentalillness, race and ethnicity, and crowding and living alone haveresulted in over 60 professional articles published in a variety ofjournals. In 2004–2005, he served as president of the SouthernSociological Society.
CAROLYN J. KROEHLER is a professional writer and editor who hasreceived her sociological education “on the job.”Before her workon Sociology: The Core, she contributed to criminology and criminaljustice textbooks. She edited and helped with the writing of aguide to academic success for college students, Straight A’s: If ICan Do It, So Can You. At the Virginia Water Resources ResearchCenter, she wrote public education and technical materials aboutwater quality and other environmental issues, including a book ondrinking water standards. Her writing experience also includesseveral years in a college public relations office and writing andediting for the Lancaster Independent Press. She earned her Ph.D.in botany at Virginia Tech and has published in the CanadianJournal of Botany, Plant and Soil, and Oecologia. Mike and Carrielive in Blacksburg, Virginia, with their children Edmund andCamilla.