In Conflict and Order: Understanding Society, 15th edition

  • D Stanley Eitzen, 
  • Kelly Eitzen Smith, 
  • Maxine Baca Zinn

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In Conflict and Order: Understanding Society presents 1 of the central questions of sociology: Who benefits from the existing customs and social order, and who does not? Authors D. Stanley Eitzen, Kelly Eitzen Smith, and Maxine Baca Zinn offer a realistic appraisal of society from a conflict perspective. Throughout the text, they lead readers to think critically about social arrangements with an eye toward restructuring society along more humane lines.

The 15th Edition offers coverage of contemporary trends that illuminate the state of social problems today. Fresh topics include conflicts over gun control and public feelings about the media and “fake news.” A new chapter on health and healthcare covers the rising costs of healthcare in America and the politics of healthcare reform.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137495474

Subject: Sociology

Category: Introduction to Sociology


1. The Sociological Perspective
2. The Duality of Social Life: Order and Conflict
3. Culture
4. Socialization
5. Social Control
6. Deviance
7. Social Stratification
8. Class
9. Racial Inequality
10. Gender Inequality
11. The Economy
12. Power and Politics
13. Families
14. Education
15. Religion
16. Health and Health Care
17. Social Change: Economic and Demographic
18. Social Change: Human Agency

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