Society: The Basics (11th Edition)

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9780205003785: Society: The Basics (11th Edition)

Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life

 

Society: The Basics is designed to help students view their everyday lives through a sociological lens. With a strong theoretical framework and a global perspective, Society offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology.

 

In Society: The Basics, Eleventh Edition, John J. Macionis shares his enthusiasm and teaching experience with a clear and engaging approach.

 

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About the Author:

John J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

John Macionis' publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education.

 

In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and Urban Life (Pearson). Macionis’ most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson).

 

John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college’s multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college’s faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students.

 

In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks.

 

Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He writes, “I am an ambitious traveler, eager to learn and, through the texts, to share much of what I discover with students, many of whom know little about the rest of the world. For me, traveling and writing are all dimensions of teaching. First, and foremost, I am a teacher–a passion for teaching animates everything I do.”

 

At Kenyon, Macionis teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each of his classes to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

 

The Macionis family–John, Amy, and children McLean and Whitney–live on a farm in rural Ohio. In his free time, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.

Review:

Overall

"The overall design of the textbook is great - and very easy for the student to follow. "

Kimberly Bottema

Metropolitan State College of Denver

 

"Because I teach online, the prenhall website comes in handy due to the extensiveness of the instructor resources."

Kimberly Bottema

Metropolitan State College of Denver

 

"It's a great book!!"

Kathleen Holmes

Darton College

 

"The major strengths of "Society the Basics" include: (1) the fact that it well written and aimed at the indended audience, that is, students taking a sociology course for the first time; (2) the depth of coverage of essential principles, concepts, methodological and theoretical orientations; and (3) the book is well-illustrated."

Francis Adeola

University of New Orleans

 

"This text has a level of writing that allows a majority of students to be able to read and understand the concepts. "

Jody Nedley-Newcomb

Southwestern Community College

 

"This text uses current events to provide examples or expansion of the concepts."

Jody Nedley-Newcomb

Southwestern Community College

 

"The Making the Grade at the end of each chapter is listed with page numbers so students can easily find the information is a strength."

Jody Nedley-Newcomb

Southwestern Community College

 

"The 3 main strengths are its readability, quality and timiliness of information, and organization."

Lee Reineck

Stautzenberger College

 

"Good relationship between theory & practice (everyday life)."

Karla McLucas

Bennett College for Women

 

 

Online Support

"Because I teach online, the website comes in handy due to the extensiveness of the instructor resources."

Kimberly Bottema

Metropolitan State College of Denver

 

"One of the strengths of the book is the e-text version and MySocLab."

Kathleen Holmes

Darton College

 

"One of the main strenghs of the text is the option to use MySocLab activities offered in the text."

Heather Rimes

Florida Southern College

 

Making the Grade

"I love Making the Grade. The summary helps students understand how everything fits together."

Jane Elmore

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

 

Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life box

Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life boxes allow for great discussion and seeing how sociology and its' perspective can be employed in our daily lives.

Tim Sexton

Chippewa Valley Technical College

 

Seeing Ourselves boxes

Seeing Ourselves boxes with national and global maps really brings home the fact that our lives our greatly influenced by the society in which we are born into.

Tim Sexton

Chippewa Valley Technical College

 

Applying Theory boxes

The Applying Theory boxes are of great assistance.

Tim Sexton

Chippewa Valley Technical College

 

 

Thank you to the following reviewers: 

 

Kimberly Bottema            

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Kathleen Holmes             

Darton College

Jane Elmore                     

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Mark Sherry                      

The University of Toledo

Heather Rimes                

Florida Southern College

Francis Adeola                  

University of New Orleans

Jody Nedley- Newcomb      

Southwestern Community College

Michael Abel                      

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Lee Reineck                      

Stautzenberger College

Karla McLucas                   

Bennett College for Women

Rosalind Fisher                

University of West Florida

Emily Carroll                    

Arkansas State University- Jonesboro

Tim Sexton                     

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Scott Potter                       

Main Technical College

 

Thank you to the following reviewers for reviewing MySocLab for Macionis Society The Basics 11/e:

 

Lindsey Peterson Ohio State University
Anne Borden Morehouse College
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Connie Veldink Everett Community College
Diane Levy University of North Carolina Wilmington
Kathleen Holmes Darton College
Karen Harrington North Central University
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Tammie Foltz Des Moines Area Community College
Suzanne Sutphin University of South Carolina
Jennifer Graves (formerly Fackler) Houston Community College
Marina Cunin Community College of Denver
Brenda Campbell Troy University
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