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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.
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