Global Sociology: Introducing Five Contemporary Societies
By Schneider, Linda and Silverman, Arnold
Global Sociology is a softcover supplement to any standard sociology text, providing broad and comprehensive sociological description of five diverse contemporary societies with wide geographic distribution. The text is structured so as to parallel the major sections of a standard introductory sociology text. By comparing other societies with their own, students learn about the range of social variation, and they learn what makes their own society distinctive.


DOI: 10.1036/0072487321

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Author Biography

Linda Schneider is Professor of Sociology at SUNY - Nassau Community College. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Prof. Schneider has for many years enjoyed teaching Introductory Sociology and has long been involved in activities related to undergraduate instruction. She has published in the ASA journal Teaching Sociology, contributed to panels about teaching at conferences of the Eastern Sociological Society, the Community College Humanities Association, the Community College General Education Association and the American Association of Community Colleges. Prof. Schneider has directed several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the National Science Foundation for multidisciplinary and global curriculum development.

Arnold Silverman is Professor of Sociology at Nassau Community College of the State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Silverman has published widely and his articles appear in the American Sociological Review, Built Environment, Contemporary Sociology, Social Service Review and elsewhere. He is the co-author of CHOSEN CHILDREN, a longitudinal study of American adopting families. Professor Silverman has also been active in efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate instruction. He co-directed a faculty development effort financed by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to encourage active learning in undergraduate teaching. He has been chair of the Eastern Sociological Society's Committee on Community Colleges and he is currently the coordinator of Nassau Community College's Freshman Learning Communities program.


Global Sociology: Introducing Five Contemporary Societies
Author(s): Schneider, Linda and Silverman, Arnold
ISBN: 0072487321
DOI: 10.1036/0072487321

Format: paperback, 360 pages.
Pub date: 25 Jul 2002
Copyright: 2003
$30.63 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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