Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-13 9780205858118ISBN-10 0205858112
ISBN-10 0205854419ISBN-13 9780205854417
Author(s): D. Stanley Eitzen; Maxine Baca Zinn; Kelly Eitzen Smith
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 504

Viewing our society from a conflict perspective.

This introductory text, written from a conflict perspective, emphasizes four themes: diversity, the struggle by the powerless to achieve social justice, the changing economy, and globalization. In Conflict and Order: Understanding Society studies the forces that lead to stability and change in society and asks:

  • Who benefits from the existing social arrangements, and who does not?

  • How are human beings shaped by society?

  • What are the forces that maintain social stability, produce social inequality, and resist social change? 

  • The Census Update program incorporates 2011 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs to reflect the results of the 2011 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available along with an updated MySearchLab.

    Teaching & Learning Experience

    This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning - MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.

  • Improve Critical Thinking – Students are encouraged to critically evaluate social sources of behavior and conflict.

  • Engage Students – The author provides examples of those who have been empowered to achieve positive social change.

  • Explore Theory – A conflict perspective is used to examine social structures.

  • Understand Diversity – This text examines economic global transformations in the U.S., the struggle to achieve social justice, and the inclusion of race, class, and gender.

  • Support Instructors – MySearchLab, an Instructor’s Manual & Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentations are available.