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Sociology: The Core Paperback – October 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0073404257 ISBN-10: 007340425X Edition: 9th
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About the Author

Michael Hughes is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1979 and has taught introductory sociology over the past 34 years. He also regularly teaches courses in minority group relations, deviant behavior, the sociology of mental illness, and data analysis. From 2000 to 2004, he served as editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He has held positions as research fellow at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (1992–1994) and research associate at Vanderbilt University (1980–1982). With Walter R. Gove he is the author of the book, Overcrowding in the Household. His research interests in mental health and mental illness, race and ethnicity, and crowding and living alone have resulted in over 60 professional articles published in a variety of journals. In 2004–2005, he served as president of the Southern Sociological Society.

CAROLYN J. KROEHLER is a professional writer and editor who has received her sociological education “on the job.” Before her work on Sociology: The Core, she contributed to criminology and criminal justice textbooks. She edited and helped with the writing of a guide to academic success for college students, Straight A’s: If I Can Do It, So Can You. At the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, she wrote public education and technical materials about water quality and other environmental issues, including a book on drinking water standards. Her writing experience also includes several years in a college public relations office and writing and editing for the Lancaster Independent Press. She earned her Ph.D. in botany at Virginia Tech and has published in the Canadian Journal of Botany, Plant and Soil, and Oecologia. Mike and Carrie live in Blacksburg, Virginia, with their children Edmund and Camilla.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 9 edition (October 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007340425X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073404257
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Justo Roteta on May 31, 2007
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I purchased this book for a university course in Sociology and can't recommend it enough. It's written in plain everyday language (no technical jargon) and all the concepts are explained simply yet in a way which naturally draws the student's/reader's attention and interest. My course was made easier and more interesting thanks to this book and the style in which it is written. Thanks to Michael Hughes and Carolyn Kroehler for such a well-written, interesting and innovative textbook.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Loki Shams on January 8, 2004
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Most of you who will buy this book, will probably do so because it is required in a SOC101 class. If you have to buy this book, be happy, because this is an excellent book that covers a broad spectrum of Sociology. If you are wanting to enrich your knowledge of Sociology, then look no further. This is an excellent supplement for any other text.
This text is very informative in an easy to read and digest manner. The wording is extremely user friendly with interesting facts on sociological issues around the world. The book is filled with moving photographs of the plights of people around our country and the world. All in all, this is an enhanced edition that is made to surround the topics of Sociology in a manner that is comprehendable and fun. You will be happy that you bought it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Montero on April 10, 2008
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I was surprised to find that the topics in this book are rather recent. Seeing as how most text books that cover "curent" topics,aren't curent at all, but rather from at least a decade ago.

Great for the beginning sociology student!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew M Norris on May 4, 2009
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This book covers the fundamentals and outlines them at the end of each chapter and has sections that ask questions and makes the reader think. It isn't all boring text either, there are a decent amount of pictures and graphs, some used quite effectively to demonstrate a point. Overall I felt it was non-bias and covered all sides of the topics and explored them in non-conventional ways. As an engineering student I surprised myself and really enjoyed this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lester on August 23, 2013
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Textbook was everything I needed and more, it had a ton of interesting little stories throughout to keep your interest and was not too confusing like most social science books tend to do to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By juliet barnett on April 22, 2014
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The book is relevant to the course. The only problem the text is long winded and ambigious.the answers to the questions are Hard To find
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on August 18, 2013
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Lots of informative material based on human actions, traits, and culture. Will continue to read Hughes textbook in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanie del vacchio on April 8, 2013
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It is outdated, but it is the book that is required in the course, so it met the need it was intended to meet.
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