Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach / Edition 11

Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach / Edition 11

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by James M. Henslin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205096549

ISBN-13: 9780205096541

Pub. Date: 10/18/2011

Publisher: Pearson

The fifth edition of this acclaimed sociology book retains all of the features that made the first four editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage readers without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his…  See more details below

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The fifth edition of this acclaimed sociology book retains all of the features that made the first four editions so successful. The author has a unique ability to engage readers without sacrificing content or talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his reader like no other author. "Down-to-Earth Sociology" boxes highlight the sociology of everyday life. Technology and its ability to bring about social change remains a central theme. Many of the popular chapter-opening vignettes are drawn from the author's personal experiences. "Perspectives" boxes in every chapter discuss cultural diversity both in the U.S and around the world. For anyone interested in an introduction to sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205096541
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part IThe Sociological Perspective
1The Sociological Perspective2
2Culture36
3Socialization62
4Social Structure and Social Interaction94
5How Sociologists Do Research124
Part IISocial Groups and Social Control
6Societies to Social Networks148
7Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations172
8Deviance and Social Control196
Part IIISocial Inequality
9Global Stratification226
10Social Class in the United States254
11Sex and Gender284
12Race and Ethnicity316
13The Elderly354
Part IVSocial Institutions
14The Economy386
15Politics416
16The Family442
17Education476
18Religion506
19Medicine538
Part VSocial Change
20Population and Urbanization570
21Collective Behavior and Social Movements606
22Social Change and the Environment633

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