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Sociology

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By (author) John J. Macionis

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  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Format: Paperback | 696 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 274mm x 25mm | 1,451g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 020524291X
  • ISBN 13: 9780205242917
  • Edition: 14, Revised
  • Edition statement: 14th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,259,576

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Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life Macionis empowers students to understand the world around them through a sociological lens, so they can better understand sociology and their own lives. Sociology, 14th edition is written to help students find and use sociology in everyday life. With a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective, Sociology offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology. The new edition continues to grow to meet readers' changing needs. With a newly integrated pedagogical framework, readers are guided through both the text - and optional new MySocLab - to build their critical thinking skills while learning the fundamentals of sociology. Teaching & Learning Experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: *Personalize Learning - The new MySocLab 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 - Six new learning objectives per chapter help readers build critical thinking and study skills.*Engage Students - New design, everyday life and pop culture examples make sociology relevant for students today.*Explore Theory - Three main theoretical perspectives are discussed in every chapter. *Understand Diversity - Contemporary research informed by expert reviewers and cutting edge data sources reflect a broad range of race / class / gender. *Support Instructors - Author written activities and assessment in MySocLab, the test bank and instructor's manual help provide support for instructors. Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit: www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text (paperback) + MySocLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205869300 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205869305

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John J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. John Macionis' publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education. In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and Urban Life (Pearson). Macionis' most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson). John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college's multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college's faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students. In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks. Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He writes, "I am an ambitious traveler, eager to learn and, through the texts, to share much of what I discover with students, many of whom know little about the rest of the world. For me, traveling and writing are all dimensions of teaching. First, and foremost, I am a teacher-a passion for teaching animates everything I do." At Kenyon, Macionis teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each of his classes to enjoy a home-cooked meal. The Macionis family-John, Amy, and children McLean and Whitney-live on a farm in rural Ohio. In his free time, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York's Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.

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"Macionis does a better job overall, compared to the other texts that I have seen." -Judi Kessler, Monmouth College "The author has written the book with the student in mind. The writing style is clear, straightforward and an abundance of interesting examples help maintain student interest." -Rudy Harris, Des Moines Area Community College "I surveyed my students, and they indicated the text was interesting, easy to read, well-organized, and had good current examples. They liked the charts and found the end-of-chapter review helpful." -Robert Atkins, North Seattle Community College "I don't think there is much room for improvement. I think it is an excellent text." -Robert Brainerd, Highland Community College

Table of contents

IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I The Foundations of Sociology Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective Chapter 2 Sociological Investigation Part II The Foundations of Society Chapter 3 Culture Chapter 4 Society Chapter 5 Socialization Chapter 6 Social Interaction in Everyday Life Chapter 7 Groups and Organizations Chapter 8 Sexuality and Society Chapter 9 Deviance Part III Social Inequality Chapter 10 Social Stratification Chapter 11 Social Class in the United States Chapter 12 Global Stratification Chapter 13 Gender Stratification Chapter 14 Race and Ethnicity Chapter 15 Aging and the Elderly Part IV Social Institutions Chapter 16 The Economy and Work Chapter 17 Politics and Government Chapter 18 Families Chapter 19 Religion Chapter 20 Education Chapter 21 Health and Medicine Part V Social Change Chapter 22 Population, Urbanization, and Environment Chapter 23 Collective Behavior and Social Movements Chapter 24 Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I The Foundations of Sociology Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective The Sociological Perspective The Importance of a Global Perspective Applying the Sociological Perspective The Origins of Sociology Sociological Theory Applying the Approaches: The Sociology of Sports Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 2: Sociological Investigation Basics of Sociological Investigation Three Ways to Do Sociology Research Orientations and Theory Gender and Research Research Ethics Methods of Sociological Research The Interplay of Theory and Method Putting It All Together: Ten Steps in Sociological Investigation Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Part II The Foundations of Society Chapter 3: Culture What is Culture? The Elements of Culture Cultural Diversity: Many Ways of Life in One World Theoretical Analysis of Culture Culture and Human Freedom Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 4: Society Gerhard Lenski: Society and Technology Karl Marx: Society and Conflict Max Weber: The Rationalization of Society Emile Durkheim: Society and Function Critical Review: Four Visions of Society Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 5: Socialization Social Experience: The Key to Our Humanity Understanding Socialization Agents of Socialization Socialization and the Life Course Resocialization: Total Institutions Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 6: Social Interaction in Everyday Life Social Structure: A Guide to Everyday Living Status Role The Social Construction of Reality Dramaturgical Analysis: The "Presentation of Self" Interaction in Everyday Life: Three Applications Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 7: Groups and Organizations Social Groups Formal Organizations The Evolution of Formal Organizations The Future of Organizations: Opposing Trends Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 8: Sexuality and Society Understanding Sexuality Sexual Attitudes in the United States Sexual Orientation Sexual Issues and Controversies Theoretical Analysis of Sexuality Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 9: Deviance What Is Deviance? The Functions of Deviance: Structural-Functional Analysis Labeling Deviance: Symbolic-Interaction Analysis Deviance and Inequality: Social-Conflict Analysis Deviance, Race, and Gender Crime The U.S. Criminal Justice System Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Part III Social Inequality Chapter 10: Social Stratification What Is Social Stratification? Caste and Class Systems The Functions of Social Stratification Stratification and Conflict Stratification and Interaction Stratification and Technology: A Global Perspective Social Stratification: Facts and Values Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 11: Social Class in the United States Dimensions of Social Inequality U.S. Stratification: Merit and Caste Social Classes in the United States The Difference Class Makes Social Mobility Poverty in the United States Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 12: Global Stratification Global Stratification: An Overview Global Wealth and Poverty Global Stratification: Theoretical Analysis Global Stratification: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 13: Gender Stratification Gender and Inequality Gender and Socialization Gender and Social Stratification Theoretical Analysis of Gender Feminism Gender: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 14: Race and Ethnicity The Social Meaning of Race and Ethnicity Prejudice and Stereotypes Discrimination Majority and Minority: Patterns of Interaction Race and Ethnicity in the United States Race and Ethnicity: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 15: Aging and the Elderly The Graying of the United States Growing Old: Biology and Culture Transitions and Challenges of Aging Theoretical Analysis of Aging Death and Dying Aging: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Part IV Social Institutions Chapter 16: The Economy and Work The Economy: Historical Overview Economic Systems: Paths to Justice Work in the Postindustrial U.S. Economy The Economy: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 17: Politics and Government Power and Authority Politics in Global Perspective Politics in the United States Theoretical Analysis of Power in Society Power beyond the Rules War and Peace Politics: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 18: Families Families: Basic Concepts Families: Global Variations Theoretical Analysis of Families Stages of Family Life U.S. Families: Class, Race, and Gender Transitions and Problems in Family Life Alternative Family Forms New Reproductive Technologies and Families Families: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 19: Religion Religion: Basic Concepts Theoretical Analysis of Religion Religion and Social Change Types of Religious Organizations Religion in History World Religions Religion in the United States Religion in a Changing Society Religion: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 20: Education Education: A Global Survey The Functions of Schooling Schooling and Social Interaction Schooling and Social Inequality Problems in the Schools Current Issues in U.S. Education Schooling: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 21: Health and Medicine What Is Health? Health: A Global Survey Health in the United States The Medical Establishment Theoretical Analysis of Health and Medicine Health and Medicine: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Part V Social Change Chapter 22: Population, Urbanization, and Environment Demography: The Study of Population History and Theory of Population Growth Urbanization: The Growth of Cities Urbanism as a Way of Life Urbanization in Poor Nations Environment and Society Looking Ahead: Toward a Sustainable Society and World Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 23: Collective Behavior and Social Movements Studying Collective Behavior Localized Collectivities: Crowds Dispersed Collectivities: Mass Behavior Social Movements Social Movements: Looking Ahead Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade Chapter 24: Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies What Is Social Change? Causes of Social Change Modernity Theoretical Analysis of Modernity Postmodernity Looking Ahead: Modernization and Our Global Future Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life Making the Grade