1. Thinking Like a Sociologist. 2. Examining Our Social World. 3. Culture. 4. Socialization. 5. Social Interaction and in Everyday Life. 6. Groups, Organizations, and Institutions. 7. Deviance, Crime, and Social Control. 8. Social Stratification: United States and Global. 9. Gender and Sexuality. 10. Race and Ethnicity. 11. The Economy and Politics. 12. Families and Aging. 13. Education and Religion. 14. Health and Medicine 15. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment. 16. Social Change: Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Technology.
Nijole V. Benokraitis, professor of sociology at the University of Baltimore, received a B.A. in sociology and English from Emmanuel College, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served as both chair and graduate program director of the University of Baltimore's Department of Sociology and has chaired numerous university committees. She has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited eight books, including CONTEMPORARY ETHNIC FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES: CHARACTERISTICS, VARIATIONS, AND DYNAMICS; FEUDS ABOUT FAMILIES: CONSERVATIVE, CENTRIST, LIBERAL, AND FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES; MODERN SEXISM: BLATANT, SUBTLE, AND COVERT DISCRIMINATION; and SEEING OURSELVES: CLASSIC, CONTEMPORARY, AND CROSS-CULTURAL READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY. In addition, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on such topics as institutional racism and discrimination against women in government and higher education.