Essentials of Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach, 14th edition

  • Jim M. Henslin

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Through the Author’s Lens photo essays shot by Jim Henslin in India, Colombia and other locations open students’ minds to diverse social life and stimulate discussion.
  • Down-to-Earth Sociology boxes explore sociological processes that underlie everyday life.
  • Cultural Diversity around the World boxes reveal how differently life is lived in other nations. Cultural Diversity in the United States boxes examine the wide array of people in the US.
  • Thinking Critically about Social Life boxes explore issues that affect students’ lives.
  • Sociology and Technology boxes explore how technology affects our lives as it changes society.
  • Applying Sociology to Your Life boxes help students connect with stories on a personal level and view people with greater empathy.

Published by Pearson (February 19th 2024) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137873807

Subject: Sociology

Category: Introduction to Sociology

Table of contents

  1. The Sociological Perspective
  2. Culture
  3. Socialization
  4. Social Structure and Social Interaction
  5. Social Groups and Formal Organizations
  6. Deviance and Social Control
  7. Global Stratification
  8. Social Class in the United States
  9. Race and Ethnicity
  10. Gender and Age
  11. Politics and the Economy
  12. Marriage and Family
  13. Education and Religion
  14. Population and Urbanization
  15. Social Change and the Environment

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