The Big Picture: A Sociology Primer 1st Edition

4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0072990539
ISBN-10: 0072990538
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Rent
$13.12
Buy used
$16.09
Buy new
$63.27
More Buying Choices
26 New from $33.94 55 Used from $1.77
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$63.27 FREE Shipping. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Big Picture: A Sociology Primer + Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition
Price for both: $79.43

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jon Witt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He attended college and graduate school in the Chicago area and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. Jon has been teaching at Central College in Pella, Iowa, since 1993. Hi first book, The Big Picture: A Sociology Primer (McGraw-Hill), provides an accessible and interesting introduction to what it means to look at the world sociologically. The website at www.soc101.com accompanies SOC and The Big Picture, and is dedicated to providing links to sociological stories, research, ideas, data, and more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (July 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072990538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072990539
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan VINE VOICE on December 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was one of two texts used in my Introduction to Sociology class (the other being George Ritzer's The McDonaldization of Society, which I was not too thrilled with). As someone who only had a passing knowledge of Marx and who had never heard of Weber, I was going into this book totally blind.

This book was the best possible introduction to the subject I could have asked for. Witt leads you through the topics in such a way that you feel like you are being talked to instead of talked at. After a very well-written introductory chapter, subsequent chapters deal with one issue at a time, building the foundation so that by the end of the book you know enough sociology that Witt can discuss very complex racial and gender issues without losing the reader.

That last phrase, "without losing the reader," is probably a good phrase to apply to the book itself. Witt never lost my interest, even when discussing a (rare) dry subject. He only uses technical terms when necessary, he provides real-life examples (often from his own experience; his daughters frequently appear in the book) and always eplains what he is talking about when he talks about it (none of that "We'll see why this is true in the next chapter").

All in all, if you are looking at this book, you probably need it for a class and do not have a choice, but fear not - it is one of the better textbook reads out there. If you *are* just browsing for an introductory text to sociology, you search ends here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By SusanD on July 30, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great resource. I am going to see if I can adopt it for my Intro class..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. Hun on November 19, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
He promises not to change his book for eight years so students can keep using the book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Kalatucka on March 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
the book arrived within the scheduled time and was labeled as acceptable condition, which is was, with some slight water damage. id like to of known there was a some form of liquid damage since it makes the pages difficult to separate
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: sociology witt