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  • Introducing Sociology

  • Introduction to Sociology. Theories, Effects and Causes that Individuals and Social Groups Experience in Social Dynamics.
  • By: Paul H. Ciccarelli
  • Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Sociology
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

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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The voice was hard to follow

It was a good book very informative the one thing I would say is the narrators voice was a bit hard to follow very robotic and unergetic and not very attention grasping but overall good book

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  • Eric Jackson
  • 01-07-19

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
  • 01-07-19

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
  • 01-07-19

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
  • 01-07-19

"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
  • 01-07-19

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
  • 02-07-19

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
  • 02-07-19

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
  • 02-07-19

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
  • 02-07-19

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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  • Benedicte Bakken
  • 15-09-21

Nope!

I found this hard to listen to, narrator is awful. Besides, content was too basic for me.