Universities using this book:
  • University of Oxford
Основы социологии
  • Author: David Brinkerhoff, Suzanne Ortega, Rose Weitz
  • ISBN-10: 1133940749
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133940746
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
  • Year: 2013                              
  • Number of pages: 464
  • First published: 1992

About the author:

David Brinkerhoff is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he has been since 1978, serving as Associate Vice Chancellor since 1991.  He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle, with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University.

Suzanne Ortega was named Vice Provost for Advanced Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri, Columbia in the fall of 2000. Dr. Ortega’s interests are directed toward the social psychological consequences of inequality.

Rose Weitz received her doctoral degree from Yale University in 1978. Since then, she has carved an exceptional record as both a scholar and a teacher. Professor Weitz has won two major teaching awards at Arizona State University, as well as the Pacific Sociological Associations' Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.


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