REVEL for Sociology Down-to-Earth -- Access Card

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Access Card
  • Copyright: 7/2/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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REVEL for Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Twelfth Edition highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. Throughout, author James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology through his acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style. Six central themes help students stimulate their sociological imaginations: down-to-earth sociology, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives.

REVEL™ is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students.

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Author Biography

James M. Henslin was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. He has published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology. While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, “I’ve always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students’ faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world.” Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that “make sociological principles come alive.”

Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Perspective
2. Culture
3. Socialization
4. Social Structure and Social Interaction
5. How Sociologists Do Research
6. Societies to Social Networks
7. Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
8. Deviance and Social Control
9. Global Stratification
10. Social Class in the United States
11. Sex and Gender
12. Race and Ethnicity
13. The Elderly
14. The Economy
15. Politics
16. Marriage and Family
17. Education
18. Religion
19. Medicine and Health
20. Population and Urbanization
21. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
22. Social Change and the Environment

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