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Help students view society from a conflict perspective
In Conflict and Order: Understanding Society
examines society from a conflict perspective, prompting students to ponder one of the central questions of sociology: Who benefits from the existing customs and social order, and who does not? Via their conflict-centered approach, authors D. Stanley Eitzen, Kelly Eitzen Smith, and Maxine Baca Zinn offer a realistic appraisal of society and lead students to think critically about existing social arrangements with an eye toward restructuring society along more humane lines. The 15th Edition has been updated with the latest statistics as well as coverage of contemporary trends such as the changing economy to help students achieve a thorough understanding of social problems today.

Table of contents

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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