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Essentials of Sociology Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive, 7th Edition

  • Richard P. Appelbaum
  • Deborah Carr
  • Mitchell Duneier
  • Anthony Giddens
  • ISBN-10: 0393674096
  • ISBN-13: 9780393674095
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Demonstrate the power of sociology for understanding today—and preparing for tomorrow

Drawing on up-to-the-minute examples, cutting-edge research, and the most current data, Essentials of Sociology powerfully illustrates how a sociological imagination can make us more thoughtful members of our social world, better citizens, and more effective future workers. (NEW) “Employing Your Sociological Imagination” features highlight the practical value of sociology to a wide range of careers. Extensive pedagogy and innovative media help students not only succeed in the course, but also develop the skills necessary for life beyond college.


  • GET STUDENTS APPLYING SOCIOLOGY TO WHAT THEY SEE IN THE NEWS—AND ON THEIR SCREENS In a time when “fake news” and “alternative facts” abound and empirical research is dismissed as “gobbledygook,” thinking critically about what’s in our news feeds is more important than ever. Engaging chapter openers that draw on current events demonstrate how sociological methods and concepts can help us understand today’s major social issues. “Digital Life” boxes explore how new technologies are transforming every aspect of modern life, including our relationships and how we learn and work.

  • A TEXTBOOK FROM A PUBLISHER COMMITTED TO SOCIOLOGY—AND SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS Unlike many of its competitors, Norton has demonstrated a true commitment to the discipline of sociology, publishing first editions for courses on race, gender, family, and research methods. Beyond our exciting new titles, Norton is also committed to making these same titles accessible to all students by adopting ethical pricing practices and making our books available in numerous formats. This ensures all students are on the same page.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sociology: Theory and Method
Chapter 2: Culture and Society
Chapter 3: Socialization, the Life Course, and Aging
Chapter 4: Social Interaction and Everyday life in the Age of the Internet
Chapter 5: Groups, Networks, and Organizations
Chapter 6: Conformity, Deviance, and Crime
Chapter 7: Stratification, Class, and Inequality
Chapter 8: Global Inequality
Chapter 9: Gender Inequality
Chapter 10: Race, Ethnicity, and Racism
Chapter 11: Families and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 12: Education and Religion
Chapter 13: Politics and Economic Life
Chapter 14: The Sociology of the Body: Health, Illness, and Sexuality
Chapter 15: Urbanization, Populations, and the Environment
Chapter 16: Globalization in a Changing World

New to this edition

  • NEW PEDAGOGY DEMONSTRATES THE VALUE OF SOCIOLOGY IN THE WORKING WORLD The NEW “Employing Your Sociological Imagination” feature helps make the case for sociology by demonstrating the practical relevance of the discipline, whether students go into the health professions, social work, or the criminal justice field. Accompanying online activities help students connect careers to specific sociological concepts and skills, such as data literacy.
  • NEW IN-TEXT AND ONLINE TOOLS PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING, AND APPLYING, CORE CONCEPTS A thoughtful in-text pedagogical program, paired with InQuizitive, helps students master core sociological concepts before they come to class. NEW “Writing for Sociology” tutorials and “How to Read Charts and Graphs” and “Employing Your Sociological Imagination” online activities offer instructors easy-to-assign tools for improving their students’ writing and data literacy skills.