Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction

by Guy Kirby Letts, John Steckley

Oxford University Press | March 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/ebrochure/steckley/index.html"img src="/images/hed/closer_look_btn.gif"/a Acclaimed by instructors and students alike for its fresh, innovative approach to the discipline, Elements of Sociology is back and better than ever in this brand new third edition. Narratives, anecdotes, and a wealth of examples and illustrations challenge students to think differently not only about sociology, but also about the social world that surrounds them.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 in

Published: March 15, 2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195448626

ISBN - 13: 9780195448627

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge this book by its cover Please do not judge this book by its cover. Somewhere at OUP is someone with a red shoe fetish who keeps putting them on the cover of my book. This book is much more interesting that its cover - funny, entertaining, and informative. There is also a new chapter on the sociology of the environment that I hope student readers will like.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's in Store As we near the deadline for this second edition of this book, I can assure you, the potential reader of this textbook, that this is even better than the first version. We have added a few chapters, including religion (see why religious groups should not have absolute control over other people's children) and education. If you have read the earlier version, and have some specific additions that you want to have added, including something that you write yourself, then please send them to me (John Steckley). I would be happy to respond. Do it quickly, as the closing date approaches.
Date published: 2010-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's in Store As we near the deadline for this second edition of this book, I can assure you, the potential reader of this textbook, that this is even better than the first version. We have added a few chapters, including religion (see why religious groups should not have absolute control over other people's children) and education. If you have read the earlier version, and have some specific additions that you want to have added, including something that you write yourself, then please send them to me (John Steckley). I would be happy to respond. Do it quickly, as the closing date approaches.
Date published: 2010-01-01

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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction

by Guy Kirby Letts, John Steckley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 in

Published: March 15, 2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195448626

ISBN - 13: 9780195448627

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations of Sociology 1. Introduction to Sociology 2. Social Research Methods Part Two: Social Structures 3. Culture 4. Socialization 5. Social Roles, Interaction, and Organization 6. Deviance Part Three: Social Difference 7. Social Inequality 8. "Race" and Ethnicity 9. Gender and Sexuality Part Four: Social Institutions 10. Family 11. Religion 12. Education 13. Health and Medicine Part Five: Global Perspectives 14. The Environment NEW 15. Social Change and the Future Glossary References Credits Index

From the Publisher

a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/ebrochure/steckley/index.html"img src="/images/hed/closer_look_btn.gif"/a Acclaimed by instructors and students alike for its fresh, innovative approach to the discipline, Elements of Sociology is back and better than ever in this brand new third edition. Narratives, anecdotes, and a wealth of examples and illustrations challenge students to think differently not only about sociology, but also about the social world that surrounds them.

About the Author

John Steckley, professor of sociology and anthropology for more than 20 years at Humber College, is the author of over a dozen books and 200 articles in scholarly journals. A specialist in Aboriginal languages, culture, and history (and reportedly the last known speaker of the Wyandot [or Huron] language), he has worked as a consultant on CBC''s Canada: A People''s History. Guy Kirby Letts has taught at Humber College, Georgian College, Simon Fraser University, and York University. He holds a BA in sociology from the University of Calgary, an MA in sociology and anthropology from SFU, and is currently completing his PhD in sociology at York University. His research interests include contemporary social, cultural, and political theory; popular culture and mass media; and consumption and consumerism. He is currently the executive director of the Centre for the Study of the Human Condition (CSHC) and teaches in the Department of Sociology at Laurentian University.

Editorial Reviews

"The chapters are eye-catching and informative, but organized in a way that makes it easy to grasp the main concepts." --Amanda Zavitz, Fanshawe College