Sociology (Paperback version)

Sociology (Paperback version)

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Seeing Sociology in your Everyday LifeMacionis 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 ExperienceThe 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: 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
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 14th edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, maps
  • 020524291X
  • 9780205242917
  • 1,746,638

About John J. Macionis

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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Table of contents

IN THIS SECTION:1.) BRIEF2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I The Foundations of SociologyChapter 1 The Sociological PerspectiveChapter 2 Sociological Investigation Part II The Foundations of SocietyChapter 3 CultureChapter 4 SocietyChapter 5 SocializationChapter 6 Social Interaction in Everyday LifeChapter 7 Groups and OrganizationsChapter 8 Sexuality and SocietyChapter 9 Deviance Part III Social InequalityChapter 10 Social StratificationChapter 11 Social Class in the United StatesChapter 12 Global StratificationChapter 13 Gender StratificationChapter 14 Race and EthnicityChapter 15 Aging and the Elderly Part IV Social InstitutionsChapter 16 The Economy and WorkChapter 17 Politics and GovernmentChapter 18 FamiliesChapter 19 ReligionChapter 20 EducationChapter 21 Health and Medicine Part V Social ChangeChapter 22 Population, Urbanization, and EnvironmentChapter 23 Collective Behavior and Social MovementsChapter 24 Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern SocietiesCOMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:Part I The Foundations of Sociology Chapter 1: The Sociological PerspectiveThe Sociological PerspectiveThe Importance of a Global PerspectiveApplying the Sociological PerspectiveThe Origins of Sociology Sociological TheoryApplying the Approaches: The Sociology of SportsSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 2: Sociological InvestigationBasics of Sociological InvestigationThree Ways to Do SociologyResearch Orientations and TheoryGender and ResearchResearch EthicsMethods of Sociological ResearchThe Interplay of Theory and MethodPutting It All Together: Ten Steps in Sociological InvestigationSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Part II The Foundations of Society Chapter 3: CultureWhat is Culture?The Elements of CultureCultural Diversity: Many Ways of Life in One WorldTheoretical Analysis of CultureCulture and Human FreedomSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 4: SocietyGerhard Lenski: Society and TechnologyKarl Marx: Society and ConflictMax Weber: The Rationalization of SocietyEmile Durkheim: Society and FunctionCritical Review: Four Visions of SocietySeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 5: SocializationSocial Experience: The Key to Our HumanityUnderstanding SocializationAgents of SocializationSocialization and the Life CourseResocialization: Total InstitutionsSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 6: Social Interaction in Everyday LifeSocial Structure: A Guide to Everyday LivingStatusRoleThe Social Construction of RealityDramaturgical Analysis: The "Presentation of Self"Interaction in Everyday Life: Three ApplicationsSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 7: Groups and OrganizationsSocial GroupsFormal OrganizationsThe Evolution of Formal OrganizationsThe Future of Organizations: Opposing TrendsSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 8: Sexuality and SocietyUnderstanding SexualitySexual Attitudes in the United StatesSexual OrientationSexual Issues and ControversiesTheoretical Analysis of SexualitySeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 9: DevianceWhat Is Deviance?The Functions of Deviance: Structural-Functional AnalysisLabeling Deviance: Symbolic-Interaction AnalysisDeviance and Inequality: Social-Conflict AnalysisDeviance, Race, and GenderCrimeThe U.S. Criminal Justice SystemSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Part III Social Inequality Chapter 10: Social StratificationWhat Is Social Stratification?Caste and Class SystemsThe Functions of Social StratificationStratification and ConflictStratification and InteractionStratification and Technology: A Global PerspectiveSocial Stratification: Facts and ValuesSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 11: Social Class in the United StatesDimensions of Social InequalityU.S. Stratification: Merit and CasteSocial Classes in the United StatesThe Difference Class MakesSocial MobilityPoverty in the United StatesSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 12: Global StratificationGlobal Stratification: An OverviewGlobal Wealth and PovertyGlobal Stratification: Theoretical AnalysisGlobal Stratification: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 13: Gender StratificationGender and InequalityGender and SocializationGender and Social StratificationTheoretical Analysis of GenderFeminismGender: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 14: Race and EthnicityThe Social Meaning of Race and EthnicityPrejudice and StereotypesDiscriminationMajority and Minority: Patterns of InteractionRace and Ethnicity in the United StatesRace and Ethnicity: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 15: Aging and the ElderlyThe Graying of the United StatesGrowing Old: Biology and CultureTransitions and Challenges of AgingTheoretical Analysis of Aging Death and DyingAging: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Part IV Social Institutions Chapter 16: The Economy and WorkThe Economy: Historical OverviewEconomic Systems: Paths to JusticeWork in the Postindustrial U.S. EconomyThe Economy: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 17: Politics and GovernmentPower and AuthorityPolitics in Global PerspectivePolitics in the United StatesTheoretical Analysis of Power in SocietyPower beyond the RulesWar and PeacePolitics: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 18: FamiliesFamilies: Basic ConceptsFamilies: Global VariationsTheoretical Analysis of FamiliesStages of Family LifeU.S. Families: Class, Race, and GenderTransitions and Problems in Family LifeAlternative Family FormsNew Reproductive Technologies and FamiliesFamilies: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 19: ReligionReligion: Basic ConceptsTheoretical Analysis of ReligionReligion and Social ChangeTypes of Religious OrganizationsReligion in HistoryWorld ReligionsReligion in the United StatesReligion in a Changing SocietyReligion: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 20: EducationEducation: A Global SurveyThe Functions of SchoolingSchooling and Social InteractionSchooling and Social InequalityProblems in the SchoolsCurrent Issues in U.S. EducationSchooling: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 21: Health and MedicineWhat Is Health? Health: A Global SurveyHealth in the United StatesThe Medical EstablishmentTheoretical Analysis of Health and MedicineHealth and Medicine: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Part V Social Change Chapter 22: Population, Urbanization, and EnvironmentDemography: The Study of PopulationHistory and Theory of Population GrowthUrbanization: The Growth of CitiesUrbanism as a Way of LifeUrbanization in Poor NationsEnvironment and SocietyLooking Ahead: Toward a Sustainable Society and WorldSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 23: Collective Behavior and Social MovementsStudying Collective BehaviorLocalized Collectivities: CrowdsDispersed Collectivities: Mass BehaviorSocial MovementsSocial Movements: Looking AheadSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade Chapter 24: Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern SocietiesWhat Is Social Change? Causes of Social ChangeModernityTheoretical Analysis of ModernityPostmodernity Looking Ahead: Modernization and Our Global FutureSeeing Sociology in Everyday LifeMaking the Grade
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