Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

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For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure.

The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.

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3 comments on “Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition”

  1. Who'd have thunk it? Who would have thought a text book would have turned out to be such a captivating read? Down to Earth is divided into many rather short chapters of a dozed,or so, pages. Each introduces a new topic that whets one's apatite for more. Each chapter is written by an authority. Topics range from Barbara Ehrenreich's account of her struggle to survive for a year in a minimum wage job to a discussion of life in the goon squad atmosphere of a modern,militarized police department.College fraternity...

  2. Good condition Nobody likes to spend a ton of money on textbooks because, well, that's just no fun. But, it was exactly what I ordered and got the job done for the semester!

  3. Good Buy I needed this book for my Sociology class. Fast delivery, and the cheapest option possible. Very satisfied!

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