Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Sixth Canadian Edition, 6th edition

  • Jim M. Henslin
  • Dan Glenday
  • Norene Pupo
  • Ann Duffy

Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Sixth Canadian Edition

ISBN-13:  9780205844623


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Sociology offers a truly down-to-earth approach through its accessible writing style and application of sociological perspectives to everyday life. Its balance of comprehensiveness and brevity provides students with a clear presentation of the four key theoretical perspectives. Each of these perspectives is applied to a variety of illuminating examples and exercises showcasing how sociology is relevant to students’ lives.

Table of contents

List of Features

To the Student



About the Authors


PART I: What is Sociology?

1. The Sociological Perspective

2. What do Sociologists Do?


PART II: The Individual, Social Groups, and Globalization

3. Culture

4. Socialization

5. Globalization


PART III: Social Inequality

6. Social Inequality: The Canadian Experience within a Global Context

7. Inequalities of Gender

8. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity

9. Inequalities of Age


PART IV: Social Institutions

10. Bureaucracy and the Corporation

11. The Economy and Work

12. Politics: Power and Authority

13. The Family: Integration into Society

14. Education and Religion

15. Medicine: Health and Illness in Canada


PART V: Social Change

16. Crime and Social Deviance

17. Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

18. Social Movements and Social Change




Name Index

Subject Index

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Published by Pearson Canada (February 15th 2013) - Copyright © 2014