Society: The Basics / Edition 12

Society: The Basics / Edition 12

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by John J. Macionis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205898912

ISBN-13: 9780205898916

Pub. Date: 06/12/2012

Publisher: Pearson

This book is an excellent all-in-one source for those interested in an introduction to sociology. The book offers a complete multimedia package: the textbook, an interactive CD-ROM, and an innovative Companion Website Online Study Guide. Three main themes make up the core of the book: Social Diversity within the United States; a Global Perspective; and an

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This book is an excellent all-in-one source for those interested in an introduction to sociology. The book offers a complete multimedia package: the textbook, an interactive CD-ROM, and an innovative Companion Website Online Study Guide. Three main themes make up the core of the book: Social Diversity within the United States; a Global Perspective; and an emphasis on Critical Thinking. Covers structural-functionalism, symbolic-interactionism, and social-conflict analysis, cultural ecology, social exchange theory, and sociobiology. For anyone wanting a complete, carefully coordinated introduction to sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205898916
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
1,228,363
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method

Chapter 2: Culture

Chapter 3: Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age

Chapter 4: Social Interaction in Everyday Life

Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations

Chapter 6: Sexuality and Society

Chapter 7: Deviance

Chapter 8: Social Stratification

Chapter 9: Global Stratification

Chapter 10: Gender Stratification

Chapter 11: Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 12: Economics and Politics

Chapter 13: Family and Religion

Chapter 14: Education, Health, and Medicine

Chapter 15: Population, Urbanization, and Environment

Chapter 16: Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies

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Society: The Basics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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REA_II More than 1 year ago
This book is for everyone, from the general reader to the scholar. Macionis capitalizes on all aspects of society as a whole. He reminds you how society can be great and how far from perfect, we really are. This book is not only compelling but is a book that will have you thinking about real world problems and if you are a person who is blessed to be doing well it will make you think about how you can help others who are not. Nevertheless, if you are person who is looking for a book that never slows down this is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This text is solid. It attempts to examine sociological issues concisely. It is not loaded with difficult jargon and students can follow along. The problem with the text is that it does not incorporate enough information about people of color (e.g., blacks, latinos, asians). Nor does it include discussions about disabled persons. I did not use the CD rom.