Essentials of Sociology

A Down-to-Earth Approach : Books A La Carte Edition


Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205003457

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach is heralded by students and instructors alike as the most friendly and inviting introduction to sociology available. James Henslin guides students on an intellectual voyage through through the sociological imagination, helping them better understanding both themselves and their world. With humor, personal reflection and illuminating examples, he shares with readers his passion for sociology. Six central themes run throughout the text: down-to-earth sociology, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology and the influence of mass media on everyday life. Each of these themes is reflected in the central narrative, in boxed features throughout the text, and in MySocLab. Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach 9th edition is the first edition of Henslin's to feature integration with MySocLab. MySocLab now features diagnostic quizzing, Social Explorer activities, The Way We Live video actitivies, links to The Social Lens blog, and over 100 primary source readings.

The Sacred Project of American Sociology


Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199377146

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Counter to popular perceptions, contemporary American sociology is and promotes a profoundly sacred project at heart. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project. Sociology appears on the surface to be a secular, scientific enterprise--its founding fathers were mostly atheists. Its basic operating premises are secular and naturalistic. Sociologists today are disproportionately not religious, compared to all Americans, and often irreligious. The Sacred Project of American Sociology shows, counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Christian Smith conducts a self-reflexive, tables-turning, cultural and institutional sociology of the profession of American sociology itself, showing that this allegedly secular discipline ironically expresses Emile Durkheim's inescapable sacred, exemplifies its own versions of Marxist false consciousness, and generates a spirited reaction against Max Weber's melancholically observed disenchantment of the world. American sociology does not escape the analytical net that it casts over the rest of the ordinary world. Sociology itself is a part of that very human, very social, often very sacred and spiritual world. And sociology's ironic mis-recognition of its own sacred project leads to a variety of arguably self-destructive and distorting tendencies. This book re-asserts a vision for what sociology is most important for, in contrast with its current commitments, and calls sociologists back to a more honest, fair, and healthy vision of its purpose.

Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach


Author: James M Henslin,Adam M Possamai,Alphia L Possamai-Inesedy,Tim Marjoribanks,Katriona Elder

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442562269

Category: Social Science

Page: 639

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James Henslin has always been able to share the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. Adapted for students studying within Australia, this text, now in a second edition, has been made even more relevant and engaging to students. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, the local author team share their passion for sociology, promote sociology to students and entice them to delve deeper into this exciting science. Six central themes run throughout this text: down-to-earth sociology, globalisation, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the growing influence of the mass media on our lives. These themes are especially useful for introducing the controversial topics that make studying sociology such a lively, exciting activity.

Down to Earth Sociology

Introductory Readings


Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociologie

Page: 546

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"Down to Earth Sociology, Ninth Edition, continues to open new windows onto the complex social realities that shape our world as it provides a firm foundation for exploring the discipline of sociology and the dynamic principles underlying society itself. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the Ninth Edition includes a number of exceptional new readings: Deborah Tannen on the differing communication styles of men and women; George Ritzer on the "McDonaldization" of society; Arthur J. Vidich and Joseph Bensman on resistance to social change; James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin on the animal rights movement; Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer on fraternities and rape on campus, and Arturo Madrid on changes in racial-ethnic relations." "Together with thirteen essential new articles, classic contributions from C. Wright Mills, Elliot Liebow, Arlie Hochschild, Jonathan Kozol, among many others, emphasize participant observation - which gives students a sense of "being there" by using expert firsthand reporting. Henslin's forty-seven selections highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, sports, and religion, to the contemporary crises of violent crime, poverty, homelessness, and AIDS. Down to Earth Sociology includes a unique Correlation Chart that ties every article to related chapters in the thirty-eight most widely used introductory textbooks."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Social Worlds of Higher Education

Handbook for Teaching in A New Century


Author: Bernice Pescosolido

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761986133

Category: Education

Page: 646

View: 1129

This book provides a definitive collection of original and reprinted articles about the problems and prospects of tertiary teaching and education in the social sciences. The Handbook is accompanied by a 3.5" diskette, the Field Guide, which provides a further collection of original and reprinted ‘how to’ articles. The Handbook supplies the broad perspectives and principles about higher education and teaching in a time of rapid change: the Field Guide offers a wealth of valuable practical information for novice and experienced teachers.

Life in Society

Readings to Accompany Sociology, a Down-to-earth Approach, Ninth Edition


Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205578757

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8980

"This text provides everything a pre-service or in-service educator needs to know to follow the research cycle and conduct an action research project. It emphasizes the reflective processes used in planning and conducting action research studies, data analysis techniques (quantitative and qualitative), and displaying and explaining results. The text provides specific information needed to complete each step of the action research cycle with chapter activities that help the student/reader conduct projects focused on school improvement. Each activity includes a component that helps students create a research paper as they complete the activities." --Book Jacket.

Books in Print


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1800

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Essentials of Sociology

A Down-to-earth Approach


Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205292998

Category: Sociology

Page: 475

View: 2518

This introductory text offers a dual emphasis on individual and structural sociology, as well as emphasizing culture, everyday life and a use of down-to-earth examples. Each chapter ends with a question-and-answer review. A companion website with online study guide is available.

Getting Ahead

Fundamentals of College Reading


Author: JoAnn Yaworski

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 574

View: 8883

Getting Aheadis the first (6th-9th grade) book in a new two-book reading series. This text covers the foundations of basic reading comprehension, including improvement and practice of study, vocabulary, sentence building, and critical thinking skills. Its basic tenet is “Every students starts out with an A.” The intention is to build students' motivation—about themselves, their life situation, and their academic situation—in order to excel (“get ahead”) in both their academic and professional careers.Getting Aheaddiscusses the basic skills and strategies required for the simple comprehension of a written piece, coupled with an introduction to critical thinking and reading. Greater attention is given to building vocabulary skills and study strategies.