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John J. Macionis provides college and university students with an empowering resource in his textbook simply entitled Sociology (13th Edition), ISBN 9780205735747. This text is written with the goal of helping students discover and utilize aspects of sociology in their daily lives. A theoretical approach is integrated with a comprehensive viewpoint...
John J. Macionis provides college and university students with an empowering resource in his textbook simply entitled Sociology (13th Edition), ISBN 9780205735747. This text is written with the goal of helping students discover and utilize aspects of sociology in their daily lives. A theoretical approach is integrated with a comprehensive viewpoint offering users a relatable and practical introduction to the field. Critical thinking skills are challenged through effective instructional aides as well as broad coverage of material. John J. Macionis received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During his tenure there, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college's multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college's faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students. Macionis is also a veteran writer with various publications focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education. Macionis effectively organizes the concepts of Sociology (13th Edition) across five sections and 23 chapters. Part I begins this text with an introduction to 'The Foundations of Sociology' followed by part II taking a look at 'The Foundations of Society.' Part III presents chapters devoted to the topic of 'Social Inequality' while part IV delves into 'Social Institutions.' The final section of this book, part V, incorporates concluding chapters devoted to topics surrounding 'Social Change.'
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