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Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach (9th Edition)
by:James M. Henslin
Written by distinguished professor James Henslin, the Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach employs a friendly and straightforward approach without compromising the incisiveness of its research. Often described as ‘student-friendly guide to sociology,' this book (ISBN 9780205763122) paints a clear picture of how an individual interacts in a...
Written by distinguished professor James Henslin, the Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach employs a friendly and straightforward approach without compromising the incisiveness of its research. Often described as ‘student-friendly guide to sociology,' this book (ISBN 9780205763122) paints a clear picture of how an individual interacts in a changing world. James Henslin uses subjective reflection combined with enlightening examples and entertaining satires to achieve a more practical and unpretentious approach to an often intimidating subject. The thought-provoking introductory message of Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach has motivated thousands of students to learn more about this area of interest, if only to understand themselves and how they interact with their surroundings. The first parts of the book delve into socialization and culture, as well the dynamics of social groups and social interaction. Institutions, societal inequality, and other foundations of human society are discussed in the latter chapters, on top of the roles of religion, education, family, and marriage and how they influence human society. There are six major subjects covered in the Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, including the mass media's influence, fresh technology, and distinctive cultures. This updated version likewise emphasizes the sociological implications of globalization. Students will appreciate the beautiful images in full color. James Henslin uses real-world examples to help them relate and further understand the subject. Suitable for self-study, this comprehensive sociology textbook catalogues suggested readings for further reference and provides helpful links to internet-based projects. It is part of the author's impressive collection of volumes about his field of expertise, including Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Social Problems, Down to Earth Sociology, Exploring Social Life, Deviance in American Life, and Marriage and Family in a Changing Society.
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