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The Key to (Almost) Everything: Sociology for All of Us, Paperback by Wright, James (Used)

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Publication Date: 2019-05-03
Paperback : 352 pages
Author: Wright, James
ISBN-10: 1538124580
ISBN-13: 9781538124581

Product Description The Key to (Almost) Everything is an engaging, contemporary and concise approach to sociology written for adults, students and just about anybody who could profit from knowing about the discipline of sociology. It is expertly written by an author drawing on 40 years of teaching on the fundamental social structures and processes characteristic of human societies. Each of the book’s chapters is modeled on the courses found in the sociology curriculum. These chapters are not course or lecture notes, rather they are engaging lessons on topics such as political sociology, urban sociology, religion in sociology, crime and guns, poverty, the American family, public opinion, wealth and power. Review This book’s originality lies in its manner of presentation and witty, engaging style that manages to be entertaining while at the same time providing a remarkably coherent overview of the field of sociology based on Wright's 40 years of teaching, research, and reading on the fundamental structures and processes that prevail in human societies. -- Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University James Wright is one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met, and if decision-makers listened to what he has to say, we would undoubtedly live in a better world. Accordingly, everyone should read The Key to (Almost) Everything. -- Richard Whatmore, University of St. Andrews The overall idea—to provide a comprehensive yet accessible and entertaining introduction to sociology for adults—is brilliant. The writing style of the authors matches this goal; it is precise and substantively informative, yet easy to follow and draws in the reader. -- Barbara Prainsack, University of Vienna About the Author James D. Wright is an author, educator, and the Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Before his retirement in 2018, Wright also served as director of the UCF Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences, as editor-in-chief of the journal Social Science Research , and as editor-in-chief of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences . His latest book is Hunger in the Land of Plenty: A Cricail Look at Food Insecurity (with Amy Donley and Sara Vega).

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