This volume includes topics that relate to society and behavior. The articles are divided within categories and explore how these topics affect American culture on a widespread level.
Principles of Sociology: Societal Issues & Behavior is the third title in Salem’s Principles of Sociology series. This series is intended to introduce students and researchers to the fundamentals of important and far-reaching topics in sociology using easy-to-understand language.
The field of sociology is vital in the world we live in today, and relevant in many social groupings and behaviors. This work includes categories such as “Deviance & Social Control,” “Race & Ethnicity,” “Sex, Gender & Sexuality,” “Society & Technology,” and “Sociology of Health & Medicine.”
The 114 topics within these categories include:
The entries in this volume are arranged in five major sections, and then A to Z within each, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes the following:
- Abstract giving a brief introduction to the topic;
- Overview that presents key terms and concepts;
- Clear, concise presentation of the topic, including a discussion of applications and issues;
- Definitions of key Terms & Concepts;
- Bibliography for further reading.
The back matter in Societal Issues & Behavior contains a thorough and valuable index.
The essays in this volume are written for a varied audience. Our goals include attention to clarity and avoidance of unnecessary jargon. For those readers who desire more specific information on any one topic, each essay includes a list of entries for further reading. Principles of Sociology: Societal Issues & Behavior is, as are all Salem Press titles, available in print, as an e-book and on https://online.salempress.com.