You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist / Edition 3

You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist / Edition 3

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by Dalton Conley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039391299X

ISBN-13: 9780393912999

Pub. Date: 02/01/2013

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist.You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the big ideas of the discipline and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. This “non-textbook” strategy explains complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling,

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The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist.You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the big ideas of the discipline and encouraging students to ask meaningful questions. This “non-textbook” strategy explains complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, integrates coverage of social inequality throughout the textbook, and offers the largest collection of instructor resources for a book in its price range.

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ISBN-13:
9780393912999
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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You May Ask Yourself 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is an extremely good and helpful book. The graphics are fun, the book in itself is clear and uses easy language (my native language is finnish and I have had to google only one word in the first 45-pages...), gives an clear understanding how sociology has evolved in U.S. and how is it done today, the extra material (in W. W. Nortons StudySpace) is really clear and helpful (chapter outlines of every single chapter, quizzes, animations...). I warmly recommend this to everyone. (I am 21-years old and I do not speak English as my native language. I have had to read a lot worse textbooks than this. The only thing you have to do in order to understand this book is to understand why he says the things that he does. As the author says in the beginning of the book [page xxii] "...each chapter is organized around a motivating paradox, meant to serve as the first chilling line that motivates the reader to read on to find out (or rather, figure out, because this book is not about spoon-feeding facts) the nugget, the debate, the fundamentally new way of looking of looking at the world that illuminates the paradox." If you are not ready to actually read this book the way it is meant to be read i.e. to think it through, it would be the same as a toddler flipping through an ABC-book, looking the pictures and then having a tantrum because the book didn't teach him to read.)
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It sucked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a thirty year old student and have had to read many many textbooks that were not so good. This book is the worst text i have EFVER have to read. It does not flow well and there is a lot of word that are just not appropriate for the entry level sociology class that I am taking. Would not recommend it to anyone....