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Sociology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 15th Edition

By John J. Macionis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 25, 2013


Seeing Sociology in 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 textis written to help students find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. John Macionis 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.


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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

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