A Down-to-Earth Approach
James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology. With his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares with readers his passion for sociology.
In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include: comparative perspectives, the globalization of capitalism, and visual presentations of sociology.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Culture
Chapter 3 Socialization
Chapter 4 Social Structure and Social Interaction
Chapter 5 Social Groups and Formal Organizations
Chapter 6 Deviance and Social Control
Chapter 7 Global Stratification
Chapter 8 Social Class in the United States
Chapter 9 Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 10 Gender and Age
Chapter 11 Politics and the Economy
Chapter 12 Marriage and Family
Chapter 13 Education and Religion
Chapter 14 Population and Urbanization
Chapter 15 Social Change and the Environment
Epilogue: Why Major in Sociology?