Provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking. Offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.
Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.
Provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of current issues. Included are documents from leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary sources and reference books. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of social, political, and cultural moments in a visual format.
Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the State of California, including demographics on each county and individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and rankings on ancestry groups; weather statistics; and comparative ranking charts.
A statistical database about California containing facts and figures on the economy, crime rates, school test scores, government and finance, demographics, and more. Also provided is an online index of public policy reports and research publications.