Society: The Basics

Society: The Basics, 15th edition

  • John J. Macionis

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Overview

In Society: The Basics, author John Macionis empowers you to change the way you view the world by helping you see sociology in everyday life. Throughout this brief text, Macionis offers an enlightening and practical spin on the traditional three-perspectives approach, guiding you step by step through the theories and research that make up the discipline. By challenging the way you think about both your own life and society as a whole, Macionis helps you achieve a better understanding of the world we all share.

The 15th Edition features recent examples and illustrations found in every chapter. Updates include an investigation of what the pandemic tell us about our culture from a sociological perspective.

Published by Pearson (May 10th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137477296

Subject: Sociology

Category: Introduction to Sociology

Table of contents

  1. Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method
  2. Culture
  3. Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age
  4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life
  5. Mass Media and Social Media
  6. Groups and Organizations
  7. Sexuality and Society
  8. Deviance
  9. Social Stratification
  10. Global Stratification
  11. Gender Stratification
  12. Race and Ethnicity
  13. Economics and Politics
  14. Family and Religion
  15. Education, Health, and Medicine
  16. Population, Urbanization, and Environment
  17. Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies

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