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ISBN-10 0205841147ISBN-13 9780205841141
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ISBN-10 0-205-76312-XISBN-13 978-0-205-76312-2
Author(s): James M. Henslin
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 528
Description

This CourseSmart Sampler includes a selection of material from the full book for faculty to use in order to make a textbook selection for their course.  If you need to see additional chapters before making a final decision, please contact your Pearson sales representative for a print copy.

A Down-to-Earth Approach

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 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 themesrun 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.

*MySocLab access is not included with this eBook and may be purchased separately at www.mysoclab.com

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