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Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts (4th Edition)
by:James M. Henslin
James M. Henslin shares his passion for the sociological discipline through his textbook entitled Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts (4th Edition), ISBN 9780205698301. Boasting a practical and relatable writing style, this text focuses on the sociology of daily living as well as its application to students' lives. A variety of effective...
James M. Henslin shares his passion for the sociological discipline through his textbook entitled Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts (4th Edition), ISBN 9780205698301. Boasting a practical and relatable writing style, this text focuses on the sociology of daily living as well as its application to students' lives. A variety of effective tools and features are integrated in this text for further student enhancement including comparative perspectives, personal reflection, enlightening examples, and appealing visual representations of sociology. James M. Henslin earned his Master's and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Here Henslin spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Henslin is also a veteran writer with several books in publication including Down-to-Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings (Free Press), now in its twelfth edition. Henslin effectively organizes the contents of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Core Concepts (4th Edition) throughout 10 chapters. Chapter 1 begins with an introduction to 'The Sociological Perspective' followed by chapter 2 looking at various aspects of 'Culture.' Chapter 3 delves into the topic of 'Socialization' with chapter 4 looking at 'Social Structure and Social Interaction.' 'Societies to Social Networks' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 followed by 'Deviance and Social Control' in chapter 6. Chapter 7 tackles 'Social Stratification' with chapter 8 investigating 'Sex and Gender.' Chapter 9 presents concepts surrounding 'Race and Ethnicity' with the final pages of the book devoted to chapter 10 taking a close look at 'Marriage and Family.'
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