9780133803327

Sociology A Down-To-Earth Approach Core Concepts Plus NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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    9780133803327

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 2/11/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A Down-to-Earth Approach

 

James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology in Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 11/e. With his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imagination so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include: comparative perspectives, the globalization of capitalism, and visual presentations of sociology.

 

MySocLab is an integral part of the Henslin learning program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching a learning system that helps students see the world through a sociological lens. With MySocLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer, and watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series.


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0133810607 / 9780133810608 Essentials of Sociology Plus NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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0133803546 / 9780133803549 Essentials of Sociology

0205206530 / 9780205206537 NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

 

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

PART I: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Chapter 1. The Sociological Perspective

Chapter 2. Culture

Chapter 3. Socialization

Chapter 4. Social Structure and Social Interaction

PART II: SOCAIL GROUPS AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Chapter 5. Societies to Social Networks

Chapter 6. Deviance and Social Control

PART III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY

Chapter 7. Social Stratification

Chapter 8. Sex and Gender

Chapter 9. Race and Ethnicity

PART IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 10. Marriage and Family

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