Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (with Interactive Companion Website Access Card) (4th Edition)

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Henslin's best-selling brief paperback text shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, which highlights the sociology of everyday life. This text is a brief version of the highly successful hardcover introductory text, Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 5/e. The essential 15 chapters cover all of the topics in the 22-chapter text, and retain the dual emphases on micro and macro (individual and structural) sociology. The author has a unique ability to engage students without talking down to them. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author of an introductory text.

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Henslin's best-selling brief paperback shares the excitement of sociology with the acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style, which highlights the sociology of everyday life. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin is able to share his passion for sociology with his readers like no other author. This book, written in a "down-to-earth" accessible writing style, incorporates a dual emphases on micro and macro (individual and structural) sociology. For people wanting an introduction to the field of sociology.

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James M. Henslin was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master's and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. He has published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology. While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, "I've always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students' faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world." Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that "make sociological principles come alive."

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