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Sociology, 15th Edition

By John J. Macionis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 9, 2013

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Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life


Sociology, 15/e empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them better understand their own lives. The text is written to help students find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, takes students step-by-step through the theories and research that make up the discipline of sociology. This narrative, along with a global perspective, makes for an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology.


MySocLab is an integral part of the Macionis learning program. In concert with the main text, it helps readers build their critical thinking skills while learning the fundamentals of sociology. Engaging activities and reliable assessments provide a digital learning system that helps students succeed in the course. With MySocLab, students can watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series in sociology, explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through facilitated writing activities.


Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:

  • Personalizes Learning with MySocLab: MySocLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improves Critical Thinking: A new learning system includes detailed objectives linked to the narrative, media resources, and assessment program.
  • Engages Students: Allows students to gain insight into sociology.
  • Connects to the World Today: This title encourages students to connect themes through the title to their own lives.
Sociology, Fifteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below:  

0205988350 / 9780205988358 Sociology Plus NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:   

0205206530 / 9780205206537 NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0205985602 / 9780205985609 Sociology


Table of Contents



Part I:            The Foundations of Sociology

Chapter 1:    The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 2:    Sociological Investigation


Part II:          The Foundations of Society

Chapter 3:     Culture

Chapter 4:    Society

Chapter 5:    Socialization

Chapter 6:    Social Interaction in Everyday Life

Chapter 7:    Groups and Organizations

Chapter 8:    Sexuality and Society

Chapter 9:    Deviance


Part III:         Social Inequality

Chapter 10:  Social Stratification

Chapter 11:  Social Class in the United States

Chapter 12:  Global Stratification

Chapter 13:  Gender Stratification

Chapter 14:  Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 15:  Aging and the Elderly


Part IV:          Social Institutions

Chapter 16:  The Economy and Work

Chapter 17:  Politics and Government

Chapter 18:  Families

Chapter 19:  Religion

Chapter 20:  Education

Chapter 21:  Health and Medicine


Part V:           Social Change

Chapter 22:   Population, Urbanization, and Environment

Chapter 23:  Collective Behavior and Social Movements

Chapter 24:  Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies