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Down to Earth Sociology Introductory Readings

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ISBN-10: 1416536205

ISBN-13: 9781416536208

Edition: 14th 2007

Authors: James M. Henslin

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For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin'sDown to Earth Sociologyhas 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…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

James M. Henslin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He is the author of many textbooks, including "Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, " 7th ed.; "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, " 6th ed.; and "Social Problems, " 7th ed.

Credits and Acknowledgments v Preface to the Fourteenth Edition xvii About the Contributors xxiii I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 1 Exploring the social world 1. Invitation to Sociology / Peter L. Berger 3 An overview of sociology 2. What Is Sociology? Comparing Sociology and the Other Social Sciences / James M. Henslin 8 The sociological imagination 3. The Promise / C. Wright Mills 20 II. DOING SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH 29 How sociologists gather data 4. How Sociologists Do Research / James M. Henslin 35 Interviewing in a difficult situation 5. "Riding the Bull at Gilley's": Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rape / Diana Scully, Joseph Marolla 48 Using experiments to…