Seeing Sociology in your 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 text is written to help students find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, 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.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:
John J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
John Macionis' publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education.
In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and Urban Life (Pearson). Macionis’ most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson).
John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college’s multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college’s faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students.
In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks.
Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He writes, “I am an ambitious traveler, eager to learn and, through the texts, to share much of what I discover with students, many of whom know little about the rest of the world. For me, traveling and writing are all dimensions of teaching. First, and foremost, I am a teacher—a passion for teaching animates everything I do.”
At Kenyon, Macionis teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each of his classes to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
The Macionis family—John, Amy, and children McLean and Whitney—live on a farm in rural Ohio. In his free time, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.
BRIEF 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