Society: The Basics, Fifth Canadian Edition (5th Edition)

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Society: The Basicsprovides you with all the information you need to know about sociology as well as essential, practical knowledge about how the world works. The text'sunique, student friendly approach encourages you to make connections between theory and data and everyday life. Informativeand entertaining,Societywill help you discover that sociology is more than useful—it is also fun.

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John J. Macionisis Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. During his 25-year teaching career, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college's multidisciplinary program in human studies, presided over the campus senate and the college's faculty, and, most importantly, taught sociology to thousands of students. In 2002, the American Sociological Association named Dr. Macionis recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as introduction of new teaching technology in the development of his textbooks.


Mikael Janssonis Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, research associate with the Centre for Youth and Society, and member of the Population Research Group at the University of Victoria. His current research uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches to understand the situation of marginalized youth and young adults. Most recently, he has become interested in the transition into adulthood and hopes to find out more about the determinants (and consequences) of where and when different groups of people enter the occupational hierarchy.


Cecilia Benoitis a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria and serves on the executive of one of the five national Centres of Women's Health, NNEWH (located at York University). She has taught Introductory Sociology for over a decade, and receives high evaluations from her students because of her friendly approach, up-to-date knowledge, and international and gendered perspectives. Across her research career, Cecilia has been involved in trying to shed light on the situation of members of our society who are marginalized due to circumstances beyond their control.


“I think the maps do a great job in reinforcing numerical data and allowing students to grasp how a particular issue affects, or is affected by the entire nation.... I really like the learning features boxes and the Applying Theory section in all of the chapters.

--Professor, St. Clair College


“This text has distinct advantages, especially in its custom form, over the competition. Clarity, up-to-date material, an unbiased presentation of international data and examples, and the use of “target” educational tools such as “thinking critically” has resulted in the best text at the intro level in decades.”

--Professor, Fanshawe College

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