Introduction to Sociology and Readings for Sociology / Edition 10 available in Other Format
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- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
The textbook that helps students see the big picture of sociology.
Introduction to Sociology focuses only on what students need to know in order to master the sociological concepts taught in the introductory course. Each chapter in the Tenth Edition follows the same consistent four-part structure: First, the authors introduce the basic concepts before discussing sociological theory. They then turn their attention to current research and finally wrap up by exploring unanswered questions that face sociologists today. This consistent, thoughtful organizationcoupled with learning objectives, Concept Checks, and Big Picture concept mapskeeps students focused on the core concepts. Now supported by InQuizitive, the Tenth Edition builds on the book’s long-standing strengths: emphasis on linking micro and macro sociology, coverage of the best recent research, and an exceptionally affordable price relative to other comprehensive texts.
Readings for Sociology provides students with engaging selections that reveal the complexities of our social world and offer insights into sociological analysis. Garth Massey includes selections from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts that will help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. While comprehensive in scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics taught in introductory courses, this book particularly focuses on social inequality and race, class, and gender.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Seagull Tenth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)|
About the Author
Garth Massey (PhD, Indiana UniversityBloomington) is Professor Emeritus of International Studies at the University of Wyoming, where he was Director of International Studies and Professor of Sociology, and taught courses in political economy and social change, research methods and social theory, social inequality and stratification, and the sociology of work. After retiring from the University of Wyoming in 2008, Massey moved to Portland, and currently teaches at Portland State University. In addition to editing Readings for Sociology, he is the author of Ways of Social Change, a textbook on social change from Sage Publications. His interests in comparative sociology led him to live and do research in Eastern Europe, East Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
Mitchell Duneier is an award-winning urban ethnographer at Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is most famous for his book Sidewalk, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Duneier's research focuses on the urban poor and other groups in the margins of society.
Richard P. Appelbaum, the MacArthur chair of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won several awards for his teaching and works mainly on globalization and labor issues. Appelbaum is the coauthor of Behind the Label.
Deborah Carr is a demographer and an active teacher at Rutgers University, where she regularly teaches the intro course. Her work focuses on sociology of the life course, aging, social psychology, and gender. Carr's latest book, Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back, looks at how stress gets under our skin, makes us sick, and how and why people cope with stress differently.