Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach, 15th 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 26th 2024) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137875450

Subject: Sociology

Category: Introduction to Sociology

Table of contents

  1. The Sociological Perspective
  2. Culture
  3. Socialization
  4. Social Structure and Social Interaction
  5. How Sociologists Do Research
  6. Societies to Social Networks
  7. Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
  8. Deviance and Social Control
  9. Global Stratification
  10. Social Class in the United States
  11. Sex and Gender
  12. Race and Ethnicity
  13. Aging and the Elderly
  14. The Economy
  15. Politics
  16. Marriage and Family
  17. Education
  18. Religion
  19. Medicine and Health
  20. Population and Urbanization
  21. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  22. Social Change and the Environment

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