Sociology, Sixth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS) by John J. MacionisSociology, Sixth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS) by John J. Macionis

Sociology, Sixth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS)

byJohn J. Macionis, Linda M. Gerber

Other | July 1, 2008

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Appropriate for 1st year courses in Intro Sociology.




The 6th Canadian edition of MACIONIS/GERBER, the acclaimed gold standard of comprehensive Sociology texts, continues evolving with new features and learning aids to intrigue and inspire today’s students.


Written by expert teachers with passion and insight, the 6th is an extensively updated and revitalized edition, with a new look, a new feel and cutting edge technology to enhance teaching and learning options. Aiming to cultivate a global perspective and a multicultural view, Sociology has strong appeal and a lasting impact on Canadian students. More than 200,000 students have taken their first steps in sociology with this book!


In 24 chapters, the theories of sociology are explained in a clear and balanced way, and concepts are repeatedly applied to real life events.  Continuing its focus on diversity, ethnicity, and gender issues, it now includes new material that highlights the relevance of sociology to careers of all sorts and examines the impact of popular culture and the mass media. With up-to-date statistics and research references, and examples that are relevant to students' lives and social context, Sociology is the most authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the discipline available in Canada. The 6th Canadian edition will be bundled with a Student Starter Kit for online access to MySocLab for Macionis/Gerber.


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 Sociology 6th 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.  John ...
Title:Sociology, Sixth Canadian Edition with MySocLab (with pS)Format:OtherDimensions:752 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135049547

ISBN - 13:9780135049549

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best introductory sociology text that I've seen Probably the best introductory sociology text that I’ve come across and I’m not using the word ‘best’ lightly. Although this is an academic text, I’ve introduced it to my family for an entertaining read, and so far I’ve received positive feedback. Concepts are well organized and flow quite well; data presented is often summarized relevant to the topic at hand. I do wish some concepts were explored further, but I guess that would expand the scope of the book too much.
Date published: 2012-11-12

Table of Contents

Part I: The Foundations of Sociology

1 The Sociological Perspective

2 Sociological Investigation


Part II: The Foundations of Society

3 Culture

4 Society

5 Socialization

6 Social Interaction in Everyday Life

7 Groups and Organizations

8 Sexuality and Society

9 Deviance


Part III: Social Inequality

10 Social Stratification

11 Social Class in the Canada

12 Global Stratification

13 Gender Stratification

14 Race and Ethnicity

15 Aging and the Elderly


Part IV: Social Institutions

16 The Economy and Work

17 Politics and Government

18 Family

19 Religion

20 Education

21 Health and Medicine


Part V: Social Change

22 Population, Urbanization, and Environment

23 Collective Behaviour and Social Movements

24 Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies

Editorial Reviews

Overwhelmingly [the students] indicated that they would recommend that this text continue to be used for this course.  This sounds like a resounding endorsement to me.       - Professor, University of Manitoba   Using examples of popular culture will help in emphasizing the connection between this course and [the student’s] own career path (and life in general).  It will make it more relevant to them.       - Linda McDevitt, Algonquin College   …this text is very comprehensive and has been a nice fit for this course.  It places a strong emphasis on theoretical and conceptual analysis which is incredibly important.  As well, while the text has strong Canadian content, it also has presented a nice global perspective.        - Professor, Fanshawe College   “Of course I will adopt the new edition. It’s the best text available in Canada.”       - Professor, Kings, UWO   “I know we are only halfway through, but I am absolutely astonished by this book. I would suggest to anyone teaching a beginning sociology class to use it. Good book choice professors!”       - Student, University of Windsor