A Down-to-Earth Approach
James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology with his acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 12/e highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. Six central themes help students stimulate their sociological imagination: down-to-earth sociology, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives.
MySocLab is an integral part of the Henslin program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students discover sociology in their lives. With MySocLab, students can watch videos on sociological core concepts, explore real-world sociology through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.
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.
- Connects with Students: The author’s writing style permeates the vignettes, boxes, stories of personal experience, and examples of field research in the book.
- Encourages Understanding of Diversity: Students will gain an understanding of how social life is “done” in other parts of the world as well as examine groups that make up the fascinating array of people who form the U.S. population.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part 1: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
Chapter 2: Culture
Chapter 3: Socialization
Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction
Chapter 5: How Sociologists Do Research
Part II: Social Groups and Social Control
Chapter 6: Societies to Social Networks
Chapter 7: Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
Chapter 8: Deviance and Social Control
Part III: Social Inequality
Chapter 9: Global Stratification
Chapter 10: Social Class in the United States
Chapter 11: Sex and Gender
Chapter 12: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 13: The Elderly
Part IV: Social Institutions
Chapter 14: The Economy
Chapter 15: Politics
Chapter 16: Marriage and Family
Chapter 17: Education
Chapter 18: Religion
Chapter 19: Medicine and Health
Part V: Social Change
Chapter 20: Population and Urbanization
Chapter 21: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Chapter 22: Social Change and the Environment
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