We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals (access codes, DVDs, workbooks).
The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology (Second Edition)
by:Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein
Well regarded in sociology circles, Ferris and Stein's The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology (Second Edition) makes learning about the structure, development, and functions of human society more enjoyable and relatable. The authors were successful in integrating relevant sociological concepts with pop culture and real-world experiences, complete...
Well regarded in sociology circles, Ferris and Stein's The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology (Second Edition) makes learning about the structure, development, and functions of human society more enjoyable and relatable. The authors were successful in integrating relevant sociological concepts with pop culture and real-world experiences, complete with contemporary illustrations that make each principle more relevant and therefore easier to understand. Every chapter also integrates a 'Data Workshop' section, which provides students and instructors ideas on how to apply sociology in real scenarios. This second edition also features 'Theory in Everyday Life' charts, which illustrate how major sociological concepts and theories affect everyday contexts. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology (Second Edition) ISBN 9780393933529 consists of 5 parts, each divided into multiple sections and chapters. Part I talks about sociology in general, and how to 'think' and 'do' sociology. Part II is about social life, cultures, relationships, and self concept, while Part III teaches about social class (lower, middle, and upper classes) and how to understand inequality, race, and ethnicity. Part IV helps readers understand social institutions like political systems and societies, and Part V inspires students to generate critical social change in the future. The Real World was written by reputable sociology experts Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein. Ferris is an associate professor at the Northern Illinois University, and is currently studying the lives of celebrity impersonators, as well as the emotions relayed by celebrities during interviews on the red carpet. Stein, on the other hand, is the chair of Santa Barbara City College's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her research interest lies in how popular culture influences higher learning.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.