This comprehensive yet brief text provides students with a clear presentation of the four key theoretical perspectives, and then applies those perspectives to the real world with a variety of examples and exercises, in order to bring sociology home for students.
The fifth edition of this text maintains the well-balanced approach and accessible writing style that popularized the previous editions, and now features an enhanced focus on Globalization.
It is also accompanied by MySocLab, a fully updated, popular online supplement that now also includes peerScholar, an e-learning tool designed to help students develop strong thinking and communication skills through course assignments.
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James M. Henslin earned his Master’s and doctorate in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught as a graduate student. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. 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. Among his more than a dozen books is Down to Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings (Free Press), now in its eleventh edition. This book of readings reflects some of these sociological interests. He also has published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology.
Dan Glenday was educated in Quebec (BA (Distinction) at Sir George Williams University, now Concordia University, and MA at McGill University) and Ontario (PhD at Carleton University). He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen’s, Eastern Michigan University, and is now at Brock University where he is a full professor of Sociology and founder and director of the Centre for Labour Studies. His most recent books include The Shifting Landscape of Work: Surviving and Prospering in the New Economy, Nelson; 2009 (with Ann Duffy and Norene Pupo), Canadian Society: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century, Oxford; 2000 (with Ann Duffy) and Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: The Transformation of Work in the 21st Century, Harcourt Brace, 1997 (with Ann Duffy and Norene Pupo).
Norene Pupo (PhD at McMaster University, 1985) is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology, York University, as well as the director of the Centre for Research on Work and Society of the same university. Professor Pupo has researched and published in the areas of women and work, part-time employment, women and social policy, and unions and economic restructuring. She has co-authored The Part-time Paradox and Few Choices: Women, Work and Family, and has co-edited Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: The Transformation of Work in the 21st Century. She is currently co-editing two books work issues: Interrogating the New Economy, with Professor Mark Thomas, and The Shifting Landscape of Work, with Professors Duffy and Glenday. Professor Pupo has been Principal Investigator of a project entitled Restructuring Work and Labour in the New Economy, a SSHRCC-funded Initiative on the New Economy Research Alliance. Under this grant she has studied changes in work time and labour processes within a globalized economy.
Ann Doris Duffy was educated in Ontario (BA, MA, PhD at McMaster University). She is currently a full professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University, where she is cross-appointed to the Labour Studies program and is active in the Women’s Studies and Master’s Program in Social Justice and Equity Studies programs. She is currently active in the development of an M.A. program in critical sociology at Brock. In 1995 she received an Ontario College and University Faculty Associations’ Teaching Award. Her research interests include women’s employment, family violence, and aging. She has co-authored and co-edited a number of books, including Few Choices: Women, Work and Family; The Part-Time Paradox; Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: The Transformation of Work in the 21st Century; Family Violence: A Canadian Introduction; and Canadian Families: Diversity, Conflict and Change. In 2008, she co-authored Connection, Compromise, and Control: Canadian Women Discuss Midlife (Oxford University Press).Review:
The chapters are written well. From my experience, the students respond well to the language and writing style used in the fourth edition...The authors use excellent examples... [the boxed features] contain interesting information and raise important questions for discussion. I do not think I could suggest better examples: they offer a good range from the historical (e.g., Hawthhorne Electrical Plant) to recent issues regarding global social inequality (e.g., WTO).
- Daniel S. Popowich, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mohawk College
Reads well overall – that is one of the nice features of this text and why I continue to use it.
- Joan Harkness, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0205702872 New in original shrink wrap. Bookseller Inventory # IM219146
Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0205702872