Sociology for CAPE® Examinations
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Sociology for CAPE® Examinations

By Jennifer Mohammed
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Sociology for CAPE® Examinations offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of key sociological theories and methods. It is designed to stimulate students’ sociological thinking and encourage them to apply new skills to the real world. This introductory text is ideal for students learning about Sociology for the first time. It is also a suitable foundation for further study in Sociology and related subjects in higher education.Key features:• Full coverage of the latest CAPE Sociology syllabus• Sociological terms, concepts and perspectives are introduced and examined• Definitions, examples, activities, research reports and case studies support challenging topics• Each chapter includes objective exercises, multiple choice questions, structured response questions and essay topics• Each chapter ends with a student essay example for information and critique• Detailed discussions surrounding the work of Caribbean sociologists and theorists help students gain a deeper understanding of sociological conceptsDr. Jeniffer Mohammed is an experienced educator and author and is currently the Head of the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Her expertise lies in the sociology of education, the sociology of health, the teaching of social studies and qualitative research.Please note that this is an eBook version of this title and can NOT be printed. For more information about eBooks, including how to download the software you’ll need, see our FAQs page.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I Introduction to Sociology
    • Chapter 1 Understanding the Sociological Perspective
      • Introduction
      • 1.1 The Social World
      • 1.2 The Sociological Perspective
      • 1.3 The Sociological Imagination
      • 1.4 The Dimensions of Sociological Thinking
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 2 The Discipline of Sociology
      • Introduction
      • 2.1 The Origins of Sociology
      • 2.2 Is Sociology a Science?
      • 2.3 Sociology in the Caribbean
      • 2.4 The Founders of Caribbean Sociology
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 3 Sociological Perspectives, Principles and Concepts
      • Introduction
      • 3.1 The Sociological Perspectives and Social Theory
      • 3.2 The Basic Principles of Sociology
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 4 Culture and the Social Order
      • Introduction
      • 4.1 The Study of Culture
      • 4.2 Sociological Perspectives on Culture
      • 4.3. Theories of Culture and Society in the Caribbean
      • 4.4 Caribbean Popular Culture
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 5 Sociological Research
      • Introduction
      • 5.1 Principles of Scientific Research
      • 5.2 Research Methods
      • 5.3 Conducting Your Own Research
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
  • Part II Introduction to Social Institutions
    • Chapter 6 Social Institutions: The Family
      • Introduction
      • 6.1 Ideas about the Family
      • 6.2 Theoretical Perspectives on the Family
      • 6.3 Ethnic Diversity and Caribbean Kinship
      • 6.4 Gender and the Family
      • 6.5 Social Problems and the Family
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 7 Social Institutions: Religion
      • Introduction
      • 7.1 Religion, Spirituality and Belief Systems
      • 7.2 Sociological Perspectives on Religion
      • 7.3 Caribbean Faiths
      • 7.4 Secularisation
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 8 Social Institutions: Education
      • Introduction
      • 8.1 Education as a Social Institution
      • 8.2 Sociological Perspectives on Education
      • 8.3 Caribbean Education Systems
      • 8.4 Sociological Theorising: Issues in Education
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 9 Social Stratification
      • Introduction
      • 9.1 Concepts of Social Stratification
      • 9.2 Types of Stratification Systems
      • 9.3 Sociological Perspectives on Social Stratification
      • 9.4 Evolution of Caribbean Stratification
      • 9.5 Impact of Stratification on Caribbean Societies
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
  • Part III Introduction to Development Issues
    • Chapter 10 Population Issues and Development
      • Introduction
      • 10.1 Conceptions of Development
      • 10.2 Sociological Perspectives on Development
      • 10.3 Demography: The Study of Population
      • 10.4 Sociological Perspectives on Population
      • 10.5 Population Policies
      • 10.6 Population and Development: Relationships
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 11 The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
      • Introduction
      • 11.1 Concepts related to Crime and Deviance
      • 11.2 Sociological Perspectives on Crime and Deviance
      • 11.3 Issues Related to Crime and Deviance
      • 11.4 Effects of Crime and Deviance
      • 11.5 The Effectiveness of Institutions of Social Control
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
    • Chapter 12 Caribbean Social Issues: Poverty, Health and the Environment
      • Introduction
      • 12.1 Terms and Concepts Related to Poverty, Health and the Environment
      • 12.2 Sociological Perspectives on Poverty, Health and the Environment
      • 12.3 Causes and Effects of Major Caribbean Social Issues
      • 12.4 Measures to Address Major Social Issues
      • Chapter Summary
      • Exercises and Test Questions
  • Glossary
  • Answer pages
  • Index
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