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Sociology (12th Edition)

Sociology (12th Edition)
Author: John J. Macionis
ISBN 13: 9780136016458
ISBN 10: 136016456
Edition: 12
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2007-11-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 744
List Price: $141.60

This Sociology book offers a fresh and contemporary perspective with a focus on the major methods, theories, and findings of the field. Its emphasis on cultivating a global perspective, its multicultural view, its focus on critical thinking, and its abundance of boxed features highlighting and personalizing contemporary applications appeal to readers across all academic backgrounds. Develops and illustrates the significance of sociology as a perspective in Ch. 1 and notes explicitly in each chapter the benefits of applying the sociological perspective. Thought-provoking Social Diversity boxes highlight how issues affect women, people of color, or other segments of our population. Critical Thinking boxes assist the reader in shaping questions, identifying relevant evidence, and reaching reasoned conclusions about their social world. Global Sociology boxes examine the fascinating cultural diversity found throughout the world and lend a global and comparative view to issues. Sociology of Everyday Life boxes reveal how the sociological perspective encourages new understandings of familiar life experiences. Profile boxes introduce the key men and women who have shaped the discipline of sociology


This textbook surveys the foundations of social life, the history of social inequality, the role of social institutions, and the causes of global social change. Topics include social interaction in everyday life, sexuality, gender stratification, family, religion, and urbanization. The ninth edition adds discussion of rural issues, and updates statistical data. The CD-ROM contains video clips. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)