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Social Problems (5th Edition) 5th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205881390
ISBN-10: 0205881394
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"Visually laid out well with call outs to relevant and critical information. Timely information with ways to get involved The best part of all of Macionis's texts is the application of the issue from the three major perspectives."

        -Kimberly Johanek, Boise State University

 

"I love the organization of the book. It is very attractive for my students who have consistently and unanimously stated in course reviews that they liked their text book a whole lot."

        -George Danns, Gainesville State College

 

"I think this is a strong, comprehensive text in social problems. I like the emphasis on solutions and getting students involved in issues. I also like that there are opportunities to "apply theory" in boxed material throughout the book."

        -Jennifer Chernega, Winona State University

About the Author

John J. Macionis  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.

 

John Macionis' 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.

 

In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and UrbanLife (Pearson). Macionis’ most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson).

 

John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college’s multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college’s faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students.

 

In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks.

 

Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He 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 teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each 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, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205881394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205881390
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really enjoyed this book for my Sociology class. You truly get an inside view of world problems and how some of them aren't fixed in today's society. You also get a lot of terminology from the book that can further your vocabulary.
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Social Problems by John J. Macionis focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender when discussing social problems. Also, this text examines how the media shapes our perceptions of problems. By incorporating personal narratives, Macionis conveys to readers.
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The book was fine except for a little water damage on the back bottom of book. The pages were free of markings and that made the difference. I will be renting again this fall semester. The price was good as well. Thank you!
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School textbooks SAVED A SMALL FORTUNE by buying the greatly discounted kindle version. Thank you so much people, this allowed me to be able to do more with my money than just buy school books at 2-400 dollars a pop elsewhere!
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I had to get this book for my Social-Problems class. Overall, the book was very easy to read and understand. It did a good job in informing the audience of current social issues occurring in the Unites States and around the world. The book also covers a variety of issues, which is what makes it interesting.
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I like loose leaf because it allows you to carry only those chapters you need without having to carry a heavy book. Also the reading is easier for me since my auto accident and I can hold one page at a time to read.
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Received the wrong addition.
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Most of all the sociology books I have had for classes have been pretty good. They really make you think about how society affects the world around us, and how we can also change society.
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