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Society: The Basics Paperback – January 14, 2005

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ISBN-13: 978-0131922440 ISBN-10: 0131922440 Edition: 8th

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Make the most of your study time with Prentice Hall’s exclusive study and research resources for Society: The Basics, 8/E.   Designed to help you both in and out of the classroom, these resources will give you everything you need to have a successful learning experience and get a better grade!

 

OneKey - Prentice Hall’s new web-based “one-stop-shop” for student resources. Includes Interactive Maps, Diagnostic Tests, Chapter Reviews, and Practice Quizzes, directly linked to a fully interactive e-book.  These review materials link to the e-book so that you can study smarter, by focusing on areas requiring further study

 

Interactive CD-ROM — In the back of every new copy of Society: The Basics, 8/E, you will find a CD-ROM offering ABC News™ Videos, video author tips, interactive maps, flashcards, and line art quizzes, and much, much more.

 

Companion Website™ - This online study guide provides unique support to help you with your studies. Featuring a variety of interactive learning tools, including online quizzes with immediate feedback, this site is a comprehensive resource organized according to the chapters in Society: The Basics, 8/E. It can be found at www.prenhall.com/macionis.

 

OneSearch with Research Navigator: Sociology - This guide provides an introduction to the research process. In addition, chapters offer an overview of the various tools included in Research Navigator™ - an online database of journal articles related to the discipline of sociology. Access to Research Navigator™ is available via an access code printed on the inside front cover of your OneSearch guide.

 

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About the Author

John J. Macionis (pronounced ma-SHOW-nis) 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.

 

His 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. Along with Sociology, the leading comprehensive text on the market, Macionis has also authored Society: The Basics, the leading brief text in the field, and he collaborates on international editions of the texts: Sociology: Canadian Edition, Society: The Basics, Canadian Edition, Seeing Ourselves, Canadian Edition, and Sociology: A Global Introduction (published by Prentice Hall Europe). Sociology is also available for high school students and in various foreign language editions. He and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. In addition, Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the urban studies text: Cities and Urban Life (Prentice Hall). Macionis's most recent textbook is Social Problems, 2/E (Prentice Hall).

 

John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In 2003, he received the Philander Chase Medal for completing twenty-five years of teaching at Kenyon. During that time, he has chaired of the Sociology Department, directed the college's multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and also the college's faculty and, most important, taught sociology to thousands of students.

 

In 2002, the American Sociological Association named 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.

 

Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. During his last study tour, he directed the global education course for the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea program, teaching 400 students on a floating campus that visited twelve countries as it circled the globe.

 

Macionis 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 offers a wide range of upper-level courses, but his favorite course is Introduction to Sociology, which he teaches every year. He enjoys extensive contact with students and each term invites members 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, John practices yoga, and enjoys swimming and bicycling through the Ohio countryside. During the summer, he is a competitive sailor and, year-round, he enjoys performing oldies rock and roll and playing the Scottish bagpipes.

 

Professor Macionis welcomes (and responds to) comments and suggestions about this book from faculty and students. Write to the Sociology Department, Palme House, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022, or direct e-mail to MACIONIS@KENYON.EDU

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8th edition (January 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131922440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131922440
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Lilliquist on September 2, 2009
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I bought the book for a Sociology 101 course but I found to to be rather lacking in many ways. It got me through the course alright (with a good grade) but I suspect the teacher used it because it's written so simply that even your average college entry student can get it. In this respect, it's lacking and completely useless once you finish the course unlike a better book would be. It's also badly organized but it's clearly not written by a genius so that's to be expected. It's needs an editor to rearrange some information. Buy it if it's required but otherwise find a better book.
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By Linda on February 19, 2013
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What do you say about college textbooks? You need them and you want them as cheaply as possible since they are all overpriced. Was as promised and shipped promptly.
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By Nichole B. on March 29, 2011
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The book was as advertised, shipped quickly, and has been a great asset to my Sociology class. It is easy to read and explains a wide variety of subjucts.
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I loved how I received the book within four day and how the book looked brand NEW!!! I am now ordering another book for my classmate....
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By Julie Ann Fuller on January 9, 2015
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I got this book for school. It was not required to buy but I wanted to have it for future use/reference. Good info.
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By bobby j fields on May 12, 2015
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Price was too high for a one time use book.
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