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Introducing Sociology makes the learning of the foundations of sociology fun and easy in a easy-to-listen book. Through this book, you will gain an understanding of the dynamic forces that shape personalities and socialize people into the larger culture within which we live. With a modern take, you’ll not only learn about how traditional institutions such as the family and schools shape society but also come away informed about how mass media, including social media networks like Facebook and YouTube, are socializing our children and providing new means of interpersonal mass communication never seen before.

Learn the foundational principles that lie behind sociology including:

  • The history of sociology and key figures in its early development.
  • The key role of the immediate family as the primary agent of socialization.
  • How children are socialized into the larger society.
  • The role played by the secondary family as an agent of civilization.
  • Mass communication and old and new mass media.
  • The growing role of social media networks as agents of socialization.
  • How technology is changing mass media.
  • Youth culture and the importance of peer groups.
  • Schools, education, and society, and the three main sociological theories of education.
©2019 Paul H. Ciccarelli (P)2019 Paul H. Ciccarelli

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  • Eric Jackson
  • 01-07-2019

The view of sociology

The author has a beautiful discussion of the common misconception that sociology is the study of social problems. but rather to explain the methods and approaches that define sociology as a discipline and an area of intellectual inquiry. In this, the book can be helpful and applied in any field of life.

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  • Lavern Currier
  • 01-07-2019

Exactly what I was looking for Sociology..

I found this to be a short, yet fascinating insight into sociology. It explored the main themes well in the limited space that this format allows and as well as slightly more informed and with a hunger to learn more. a very large introduction, but perfect to test the waters of sociology to see if I want to listen pursue it further.

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  • Glenn Moon
  • 01-07-2019

Requirement in Experience

I wanted a general knowledge of the discipline of sociology, and I have got it in this audiobook! I felt like I finished this audiobook with an understanding of what exactly this social science is concerned with, how they go about doing their research, and some of the significant findings over its history. It was easy listening, all things considered.

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  • Gordon Williams
  • 01-07-2019

"sociological practice"

This book is a well-thought-out and introduction to sociological practice. Although he does provide examples of both particular and general topics that sociology investigates, the author is explicit that his intention is not to listen to various issues or problems sociologists study. I think this audiobook can be very helpful.

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  • Bobby Woods
  • 01-07-2019

The author did a fine job

I love this voice book, as a Sociology student, this audiobook helps break down social issues and history in concise explanations. I love the infographics as well as the colors. Well organized, Theories, Effects and Causes that Individuals and Social Groups Experience in Social Dynamics.

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  • Lori Barrett
  • 02-07-2019

As describes on sociology

This book is perfect for people who want to learn more about sociology. this book was curious about what I will find: a lot of interesting concepts and ideas clearly explained. Food for thoughts about the foundation of sociology, cultural identity and family dynamics. It's interesting The book starts with the beginnings of sociology.

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  • William Little
  • 02-07-2019

Expected Sociology

This book is exactly as described. If you want to know what all the vocabulary is associated with the field of sociology, this will get you there. The book arrived very quickly. This speech book got everything I needed. I am well pleased with the overall experience.

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  • Claud Smith
  • 02-07-2019

Great Indication to sociology

This was not the book recommended for my Sociology class but it had all the relevant information, it is well organized and easy to follow. I bought a used one which was in perfect condition and overall I would advise this book.

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  • Natalia Blanton
  • 02-07-2019

Got a new vision Sociology

This book was in very good condition... its a better condition they said it would be. this book is a good introduction. it explains the general ideas and doesn't get you mired down in too many details, and I like to give the concepts in the chapter in real life.

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  • Koby Weld
  • 24-06-2020

Have a discussion with your friends!

This book summarizes homo sapiens and homo deus while providing us with projections into the future, which is bleak to say the least. Maybe it is time to read some of Dickens’. Maybe we all turn out to be luddites at a certain stage in our lifetimes. I like this writer, pushing me to acknowledge I have no idea what will happen to us all.

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  • Adalberto Whitehead
  • 01-07-2019

Better than I expected.

Very helpful within my class for college and it was full of amazing information and helped me learn a lot! No complaints.

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  • Jane Grindstaff
  • 01-07-2019

It works as describes!

Fantastic organized and straightforward. Tension is where one is in a vexed condition of apprehension. It is a condition of unfortunate sentiments of dread or vulnerability over the future like the sentiment of impending passing. Overall great to listened.

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  • Glenda Barhorst
  • 01-07-2019

Very Informative over expected!

I already have experience in social skills, I decided to relistening to it again! All things considered and a debt of gratitude is in order for the Creator. Suggested!

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  • Jacob Proctor
  • 01-07-2019

Better describes to Introduce Sociology

Just to compare with my personal theory and finally found this audiobook quite awesome. You can learn a lot. Not very deep in psycho-sociology for pros, but for beginners more than ok. Recommended!

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  • Harold Kidd
  • 01-07-2019

Very Resourceful Book.

This voice book helps me to Introduce to Sociology. It can open the door of a totally new world – or maybe a better description is like you have special glasses and you had to see why situations happen.

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  • Arthur Mead
  • 01-07-2019

I can feel myself to improving..!

This audible guide not only teaches about the sociology but also give me a better way to upgrade my social communicating skill which I would never think in my dreams!

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  • Joseph Mackenzie
  • 01-07-2019

Best for self-help!

Very good for starting with Sociology. It gives all the basic information. It free as well, so worthy of a book. My instructor was surprised while he had to listen to this book.

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  • Annette Bias
  • 01-07-2019

Value is Outstanding!!!

A good book for grasping basic ideas and theories. The advice is easy to follow and encourages a more in-depth analysis. A very practical sociology guide to help us.

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  • Virginia Johnson
  • 01-07-2019

Actually what I am searching for!

Exact audiobook what I'm searching for. This is a much better deal.
What I needed for class. Cheapest price I found! Love it!

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  • Daniel Taylor
  • 01-07-2019

A game changer book

Very interesting listening from various topics of sociology! It was exactly what I found and got the job done for the semester!

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