AUTHORS: Charon, Joel M. - ©2010
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What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Seventh Edition, examines the philosophies of the classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Written with students in mind, the author covers high interest topics such as globalization, capitalism, the world economy, technologies, inequalities, and democracy, and even includes his own personal story of how his views on gender have changed over the years.