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Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 12th Edition

By James M. Henslin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 23, 2013

Description

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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Package ISBN-13: 9780133931495

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ISBN-10: 0-205-99164-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-99164-8

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