The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 3

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Overview

The most relevant textbook for today’s students.The Real World succeeds in classrooms, because it focuses on the perspective that students care about most—their own. In every chapter, the authors use activities, examples from everyday life, and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to make abstract concepts more concrete.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393912173
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 52,740
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Ferris is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. She uses ethnographic methods to study fame as a system of social power. Currently, she is researching the lives of professional celebrity impersonators and also analyzing the emotions communicated by celebrities in red-carpet interviews.

Jill Stein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Santa Barbara City College. In addition to teaching introduction to sociology every semester, she has studied narrative processes in twelve-step programs, the role of popular culture in higher learning, and group culture among professional rock musicians.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    Great Book

    I loved the cover! I thought this was a very entertaining and easy understand book.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Great introduction and easy to read!

    Ferris makes this introduction to sociology extremely easy to read and very relevant. Terms and concepts are very clear and concise while the stories associated are from today. It also has a very nice and well rounded view of gender and gender issues. I definetly have learned a lot with the help of this book. Anything that wasn't clear to me in class, was made clear through this book.

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