Society: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition, 7th edition

  • John J. Macionis
  • Jakub Burkowicz
  • S Mikael Jansson
  • Cecilia M. Benoit

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The world challenges us like never before. Many young people today feel anxious about their economic future, unhappy with the government and political system, and worried about the state of the planet. Many feel overwhelmed, as if we were up against forces we can barely understand—much less control. That is where sociology comes in. A beginning course in sociology offers an introduction to the fascinating and very useful study of the social world. We all have a stake in understanding our world and doing all we can to improve it.

Sociology is a field of study that can change the way students see the world and open the door to many new opportunities. The aim of Society: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how the social world works in an informative, engaging, and even entertaining way.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method
Chapter 2: Culture

Chapter 3: Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age
Chapter 4: Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Chapter 5: Groups and Organizations
Chapter 6: Sexuality and Society
Chapter 7: Deviance
Chapter 8: Social Stratification
Chapter 9: Global Stratification
Chapter 10: Gender Stratification

Chapter 11: Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 12: Economics and Politics

Chapter 13: Family and Religion

Chapter 14: Education, Health, and Medicine
Chapter 15: Population, Urbanization, and Environment
Chapter 16: Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies

Published by Pearson Canada (February 1st 2019) - Copyright © 2020