Sociology, 18th edition

  • John J. Macionis

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life features highlight the relevance of sociological concepts in today’s world.
  • Thinking About Diversity: Race, Class, and Gender features prompt students to consider how differing identities intersect and impact society.
  • Controversy & Debate features present key issues in the field about which experts have disagreed.
  • Global comparisons, including Thinking Globally features, highlight how societies differ across the world.
  • Power of Society figures present evidence of how society shapes our major life decisions, countering the common belief that life is a matter of personal choice.
  • Chapter 7, Mass Media and Social Media explores the effects of social media on individuals, relationships and society using the latest research.

Published by Pearson (July 6th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137870479

Subject: Sociology

Category: Introduction to Sociology

Table of contents

Part I: The Foundations of Sociology

  1. The Sociological Perspective
  2. Sociological Investigation

Part II: The Foundations of Society

  1. Culture
  2. Society
  3. Socialization
  4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life
  5. Mass Media and Social Media
  6. Groups and Organizations
  7. Sexuality and Society
  8. Deviance

Part III: Social Inequality

  1. Social Stratification
  2. Social Class in the United States
  3. Global Stratification
  4. Gender Stratification
  5. Race and Ethnicity
  6. Aging and the Elderly

Part IV: Social Institutions

  1. The Economy and Work
  2. Politics and Government
  3. Families
  4. Religion
  5. Education
  6. Health and Medicine

Part V: Social Change

  1. Population, Urbanization and Environment
  2. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  3. Social Change: Traditional, Modern and Postmodern Societies

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