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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook by Clifton D. (Dow) Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

By Clifton D. (Dow) Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

21st Century Sociology: A Reference instruction manual presents a concise discussion board in which the great array of data collected, relatively in the past 3 a long time, should be geared up right into a unmarried definitive source. the 2 volumes of this Reference instruction manual specialize in the corpus of data garnered in conventional parts of sociological inquiry, in addition to record the overall orientation of the more recent and presently rising parts of sociological inquiry.

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Included among these are notables such as William Graham Sumner, Lester Frank Ward, Albion Woodbury Small, Franklin Henry Giddings, John William Burgess, Herbert B. Adams, Thorstein Veblen, Frederick Jackson Turner, James Harvey Robinson, George Vincent, Charles Horton Cooley, Edward Alsworth Ross, George Howard, Frank W. Blackmar, Ulysses G. Weatherly, John R. Commons, and Richard T. Ely (see Odum 1951, [1927] 1965); each of whom were well versed in scholarly areas other than sociology, including history, theology, economics, political science, and statistics.

Gans (1990), By and large, we sociologists have been too distant from the society in which we operate and in which we are embedded, which funds us even if too poorly and which influences us surely more than we influence it. We are too busy trying to understand how that society functions . . that we rarely think about our own functions—and dysfunctions.

Her recent publications include studies on the relationship between scientific management and dance. She serves on the editorial board of the Society for Dance History Scholars and edits their biannual newsletter. Her funded research includes grants to teach sociology of gender through service learning and collaborative studies with nutrition faculty on the relationship between culture and disease in Oklahoma Native American women. She earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Kansas. Ruut Veenhoven studied sociology and teaches at Erasmus University of Rotterdam as a professor of social conditions for human happiness.

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