Heads Up Sociology

Heads Up Sociology

by DK


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Clear, simple terms and engaging graphics make it easy for tweens and teens explores key sociology topics, including poverty, gender, class, and crime.

From gender and identity to welfare and consumerism, sociology is the study of how societies are organized and what helps them function or go wrong. Questions posed include: What is my "tribe"? Why do people commit crimes? Who decides if someone has a mental illness? What's work for? Does aid do any good? Heads Up Sociology explores these fascinating questions and more.

Biography pages give insight into the lives and work of key figures in the field, from Adrienne Rich to Karl Marx to Saskia Sassen. Milestones spreads provide historical context to ideas, such as the rise of globalization and the impact of social media, while case study panels describe fascinating experiments and real-life scenarios related to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465468635
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Series: Heads UP Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 248,528
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

What is Sociology? 06

What do Sociologists Do? 08

Research methods 10

Who Am I?

What is my Identity? 14

Girls and Boys 16

Women and work 18

Biography: Judith Butler 20

What's my Tribe? 22

Does Race matter? 24

Biography: Elijah Anderson 26

Who do you Love? 28

Age and society 30

What does Family mean? 32

Are we all Middle Class now? 34

Biography: Karl Marx 36

Identity: In Context 38

Does society Exist?

What do schools Teach? 42

Are Institutions a good thing? 44

Biography: Charles Wright Mills 46

Who holds the Power? 48

What role does Religion play in society? 50

Does Religion still Matter? 52

Rural life versus Urban life 54

A sense of Community 56

Biography: Max Weber 58

Why do we Work? 60

How is work Changing? 62

Biography: Arlie R. Hochschild 64

Watching the workers 66

Social institutions: IN Context 68

When it all goes Wrong

Why do people commit Crimes? 72

Biography: Émile Durkheim 74

Breaking society's Rules 76

White-collar Crime 78

Are we all on Camera? 80

Whodunnit? 82

Biography: Howard Becker 84

Health and equality 86

Not Fitting in 88

Crime and health: In Context 90

Why is the world so Unfair?

SuperRich! 94

Wealth and Status 96

The Poverty trap 98

Who's to Blame? 100

Where did Racism come from? 102

Why haven't developing countries Developed Yet? 104

Biography: Boaventura De Sousa Santos 106

Is Globalization a good thing? 108

Glocalization 110

Biography: Saskia Sassen 112

What's our Impact on the Planet? 114

Biography: Anthony Giddens 116

Wealth and development: In Context 118

Modern Culture

I Shop therefore I am? 122

What is Culture? 124

Biography: Pierre Bourdieu 126

Leisure time 128

We are living in Uncertain times 130

Biography: Zygmunt Bauman 132

Does the Mass. Media affect You? 134

Who owns the Media? 136

Who Decides what's news? 138

Where do you get your News from? 140

What does the Internet Do for us? 142

Do you live Online? 144

Culture and the media: In Context 146

Directory of sociologists 148

Glossary 152

Index and acknowledgments 156

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