Have you ever wondered... "What is culture? How does social structure influence our behavior? How do groups encourage conformity? How do societies react to deviance? Is there gender inequality in everyday life? Sociology is the study of society and human behavior; it examines and attempts to understand our social worlds. "Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts provides an in-depth look at the ten major topics that are the foundation of many introductory sociology courses. Come learn more about the world around us. Table of Contents The Sociological Perspective. Culture. Socialization. Social Structure and Social Interaction. Social Groups. Deviance and Social Control. Social Stratification. Sex and Gender. Race and Ethnicity. Marriage and Family. Also available for your studying needs: Study Guide 0-205-46841-1 Includes successful study strategies, a glossary of words to know, chapter summaries, learning objectives, key terms and people, and student projects. Practice tests with multiple choice, true/false, short answer, matching, and essay questions help students prepare for quizzes and exam. "Order online or through your bookstore, today!Henslin, James M. is the author of 'Society Readings To Accompany Sociology, A Down-To-Earth Approach Core Concepts', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205468447 and ISBN 0205468446.