Sociology

Sociology

By (author) John J. Macionis

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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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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 228.6 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,451.49g
  • 06 Oct 2011
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA
  • English
  • Revised
  • 14th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, maps
  • 020524291X
  • 9780205242917
  • 1,346,047

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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

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