Sociology, Global Edition eBook, 16th Edition

John J. Macionis

Sociology, Global Edition eBook, 16th Edition

By John J. Macionis
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For courses in Introductory Sociology

Sociology empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them better understand their own lives and the world we all share. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, takes students step by step through the theories and research that make up the discipline, helping them to find and use the science of social behaviour in everyday life. In addition to extensively updated data, the Sixteenth Edition offers engaging discussions of hot-button contemporary topics such as the increased proliferation of social media as well as expanded coverage of race, class, and gender.


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Content that helps students see sociology in everyday life

  • Power of Society figures present evidence of how society shapes our major life decisions. Located at the beginning of each chapter, they push students to question their belief in the importance of “personal choice.” These figures have been updated for the 16th Edition, to better help students understand the power of society to shape people’s lives.
  • Seeing Sociology in Your Everyday Life essays show the “everyday life” relevance of sociology by explaining how the material in the chapter can empower students in their personal and professional lives. For the 16th Edition, author John Macionis has revised these essays to make them more comprehensive.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of social media reflects the fact that, more than ever before, contemporary social life revolves around computer-based technology that shapes networks and social movements.
  • The 16th Edition has been revised to better focus on diversity and to more effectively highlight dimensions of social difference. The text offers expanded analysis of race, class, and gender throughout the text, including new scholarship. Other dimensions of difference that receive increased attention include transgender as well as disability issues. Boxed features highlight specific diversity issues, and Seeing Ourselves national maps show social patterns in terms of geography, highlighting rural-urban and regional differences.
  • UPDATED! The 16th Edition includes the most recent data on income, wealth, poverty, education, employment, and other important issues. Coverage of political developments has also been brought also up-to-date, including the mid-2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that extends legal same-sex marriage throughout the country.

A pedagogical structure and engaging design that fosters student success

  • REVISED! Learning objectives at the beginning of each major section guide students through their reading of the chapter. The learning objectives recur in the Making the Grade summary at each chapter’s end. The text’s learning objectives have been reorganised and streamlined for the 16th Edition.
  • NEW! A fresh, clean design commands student interest and makes the 16th Edition easier to read than any previous edition.
  • UPDATED! Sociology’s engaging photography and art program has been substantially revised and updated throughout the 16th Edition, with all captions written by the author, to better engage students in the course.
Table of contents
  • 1. The Sociological Perspective
  • 2. Sociological Investigation
  • 3. Culture
  • 4. Society
  • 5. Socialization
  • 6. Social Interaction in Everyday Life
  • 7. Groups and Organizations
  • 8. Sexuality and Society
  • 9. Deviance
  • 10. Social Stratification
  • 11. Social Class in the United States
  • 12. Global Stratification
  • 13. Gender Stratification
  • 14. Race and Ethnicity
  • 15. Aging and the Elderly
  • 16. The Economy and Work
  • 17. Politics and Government
  • 18. Families
  • 19. Religion
  • 20. Education
  • 21. Health and Medicine
  • 22. Population, Urbanization, and Environment
  • 23. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • 24. Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies 

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