Life in a Business-Oriented Society: A Sociological Perspective is the first sociology text to analyze business-society relations. The book ties together the numerous sociological concepts such as socialization, power relations, deviance, and social institutions through an examination of how businesses influence all aspects of society. Every chapter emphasizes four central themes of business-society relations: an historical perspective, reader experiences, morality, and practical recommendations. The text highlights social responsibilities of businesses concerning issues such as employee rights, and consumer and environmental protection. Divided into three parts, the text outlines the sociological definition of business, the history of business-society relations, and practical solutions to business-society problems.