Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-113-3
# of Pages: 730
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Principles of Sociology: Societal Issues & Behavior

Editor: Kimberly Ortiz-Hartman, Psy.D., LMFT
December 2018

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:

  • Control Theory of Deviance
  • Media & Crime
  • Prison System
  • Assimilation
  • Institutional Prejudice
  • Technology & Medicine
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Child Obesity
  • Public Health Issues
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace
  • Kinsey Report
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Victim Blaming
  • The Digital Divide
  • Race, Ethnicity & Income Inequality
  • Anti-Vaccination Movement
  • Body Image and the Media
  • Contemporary Theories of Sexual Orientation

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

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