Cengage Advantage Books: Sociology by Jon M. Shepard

By Jon M. Shepard

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His subsequent career became a mixture of engineering, drafting, inventing, journalism, and writing. Q How did Spencer view society? To explain social stability, Spencer offered an analogy based on biology. Like a human body, a society is composed of interrelated parts working together to promote its well-being and survival. People have brains, stomachs, nervous systems, and limbs. Societies have economies, religions, governments, and families. Just as the eyes and the heart make essential contributions to the functioning of the human body, legal and educational institutions are crucial for a society’s functioning.

1 illustrates these unique aspects of the sociological perspective using suicide rates among Catholics and Protestants. Sociologists work from two distinct levels of analysis: They study the interaction of people “within” groups (microsociology) and they research the “intersection” of groups as a whole (macrosociology). ” Macro research focuses on entire groups. Microanalysis investigates the relationships within groups. Macro views from a distance, micro from close range (Helle and Eisentadt 1985a, 1985b; Scheff 1990; A.

Q Does sociological research influence public policies and programs? Yes. 8 Americans tend to believe that all children have the right to receive good medical care. Research has shown, however, that American children do not have equal access to medical care. One reason for this is lack of health insurance. This map shows, by state, the percentage of children under age eighteen who do not have health insurance. Interpret the Map 1. Which states have the fewest uninsured children? Which state has the most?

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