Society: The Basics, Fourth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS) by John J. MacionisSociety: The Basics, Fourth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS) by John J. Macionis

Society: The Basics, Fourth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS)

byJohn J. Macionis, Mikael Jansson, Cecilia M. Benoit

Other | June 23, 2008

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Society: The Basics is appreciated by students because of its clear and engaging writing style, comprehensive yet concise presentation of all important sociological topics, the global perspective, and integrated coverage of gender and diversity issues.


The 4th Canadian edition thoroughly revised edition builds on these strengths with increased material on applying a sociological perspective and the theoretical approaches, as well as updated research and statistics. Outstanding pedagogical elements include the all new Applying Sociology boxes and also a Sociology@Work feature.


In addition, the text is rejuvenated with a greatly improved interior design.  It has a strong visual impact as it is now more modern, lively and colourful. The narrative is accompanied by the most extensive art program seen in any Sociology text.   The 4th Canadian edition will be bundled with a MySocLab student access kit.


NEW!  peerScholar - Makes the Impossible Possible! Bring writing assignments back into your course.

Developed within the context of a very large Intro Psychology class by instructors who were frustrated by the lack of alternatives, peerScholar is an exciting web-based tool designed to support writing and thinking assignments efficiently.  peerScholar will be provided within MySocLab for Society 4th edition.  Visit to learn more.

John J. Macionis received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.  His publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humour, and the importance of global education.       ...
Title:Society: The Basics, Fourth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS)Format:OtherDimensions:560 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:June 23, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135049539

ISBN - 13:9780135049532

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Table of Contents

1. Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method

2. Culture

3. Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age

4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life

5. Groups and Organizations

6. Sexuality and Society

7. Deviance

8. Social Stratification

9. Global Stratification

10. Gender Stratification

11. Race and Ethnicity

12. Economics and Politics

13. Family and Religion

14. Education, Health and Medicine

15. Population, Urbanization, and Environment

16. Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies

Editorial Reviews

This is a thorough, well researched textbook. Discussions regarding multiculturalism, formal equality, Canada’s aboriginals, and language rights make for very strong Canadian content. The examples used were quite good as they covered various scenarios and environments (sports, same sex marriage, emoticons, French language laws, etc…)…the material reviewed was overall well laid out, well thought out and well written.                                                                                                                                 - Mark Ihnat, Humber College