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Name: Derived copy of Introduction to Sociology
ID: col11440
Language: English (en)
Summary: Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of its Open Educational Resources initiative. This free online text meets standard scope and sequence requirements and incorporates current events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. The text is designed for the Introduction to Sociology course at any two- to four-year school.
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: aging, assembling perspective, authority, bureaucracies, collective behavior, conflict theory, conformity, crime, culture, demography, deviance, discrimination, diversity, economy, education, emergent-norm perspective, Emile Durkheim, environment, ethics, ethnicity, experiment, family, feminist theory, field research, formal organizations, functionalism, gender, global inequality, globalization, government, health, in-groups, Karl Marx, marriage, Max Weber, McDonaldization, medicine, minority groups, modernization, out-groups, politics, population, power, queer theory, race, religion, resocialization, sanctions, sex, social change, social class, social control, social movements, social stratification, social structure, socialization, sociology, stereotypes, survey, symbolic interactionism, urbanization, value-added perspective
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: David Harris (
Copyright Holders: David Harris (
Maintainers: David Harris (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Feb 1, 2012 2:00 pm US/Central
Last revision to collection: Jul 26, 2012 1:59 pm GMT-5

Based On: Introduction to Sociology
Originally By: OpenStax College (


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Version: 1.1 Jul 26, 2012 1:59 pm GMT-5 by Ed Woodward
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