Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach / Edition 10

Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach / Edition 10

by James M. Henslin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205688624

ISBN-13: 9780205688623

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

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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:
9780205688623
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
MySocLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
397,687
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(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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