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SOC+, 2nd Edition

  • Includes Printed Access Card (12 Months) for CourseMate
  • Robert J. Brym
  • John Lie
  • ISBN-10: 0176661719
  • ISBN-13: 9780176661717
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

SSOC+ is a new learning model for introductory sociology developed through a proven “student-driven, faculty-approved” approach. Complete with all the topics and coverage for the introductory sociology course, the learning program was created with considerable input from focus groups, surveys, and conversations with students and instructors, resulting in a finished product that is exactly what these learners want and need in a text. SOC+ seamlessly interweaves popular culture with theoretical perspectives and current social issues to paint a vivid picture of the sociological enterprise to 21st century learners, one that is sure to engage, inspire, and inform. This ideal introductory sociology resource employs sociological analyses of films and television shows, along with hundreds of popular culture examples, to make complex ideas digestible to students who are new to the discipline. Unlike other resources, SOC+ effectively combines impeccable scholarship with popular cultural references to transform the ways students see the interrelationship between their personal life, their local community, and national and global issues at large.


  • Using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy as an instructional design framework, the Coursemate that accompanies SOC+, second Canadian edition, helps students develop increasingly complex cognitive skills, such as skills of comprehension, application, and evaluation. As they work their way chronologically through the Coursemate students develop complex cognitive skills that will help them see the world and themselves sociologically long after the course culminates.

  • Instructor's resources, which include NETA testbank, NETA Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and a teaching guide to accompany the Think Outside the Book series

  • Enhanced art program to ensure that all visuals serve the purpose of “instructional imagery” that reinforce or expand on concepts discussed in the text

  • CourseMate provides instructors with all of the reporting tools needed to track student engagement, while students can access an interactive e-book and study tools in a dynamic, online learning environment. CourseMate comes automatically with this textbook.


“A well-written and accessible text that students will love. It is strong pedagogically and is interesting. It truly is a text made for students in that it provides a lot of support and real-world examples that are easy to relate to.“
— Barbara Jobber, Seneca College

About the Author

Robert J. Brym

Robert Brym is S. D. Clark Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the President’s Teaching Academy, and a winner of the Northrop Frye Prize for academic and teaching excellence. His introductory-level textbooks have been published in Canada, Quebec (in French), the United States, Brazil (in Portuguese), and Australia. He has published research on the sociology of intellectuals, social movements in Canada, Jews in Russia, and collective and state violence in Israel and Palestine. Currently, his research focuses on the 2010–11 Arab Spring and the ensuing Arab Winter.

John Lie

John Lie (pronounced “lee”) was born in South Korea, grew up in Japan and Hawaii, and received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His main interests are in social theory and political economy. Currently, he is the C. K. Cho Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he previously served as the Dean of International and Area Studies. His recent publications include Zainichi (Koreans in Japan) (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008) and Modern Peoplehood: On Race, Racism, Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Identity, paperback ed. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Sociology
Chapter 2: Culture
Chapter 3: Socialization
Chapter 4: From Social Interaction to Social Organizations
Chapter 5: Deviance and Crime
Chapter 6: Social Stratification: Canadian and Global Perspectives
Chapter 7: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 8: Sexuality and Gender
Chapter 9: Families
Chapter 10: Religion and Education
Chapter 11: Health and Medicine
Chapter 12: The Mass Media
Chapter 13: Technology, the Environment, and Social Movements

New to this edition

  • Updated "Sociology at the Movies" boxes offer discussions of recent popular movies such as “Ted”, “Easy A”, “The Social Network”, “Milk”, and “Redacted”
  • New Chapter “The Mass Media”
  • “Sociology on the Tube” boxes offer discussions of recent popular television programs, such as “Toddlers and Tiaras”, “Hoarders”, “Extreme Makeover”, and “Breaking Bad”.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Standalone CourseMate Printed Access Card (6 Months) for SOC+, Seecond Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661735 | ISBN-13: 9780176661731)
CourseMate Instant Access Code (6 Months) for SOC+, Second Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661743 | ISBN-13: 9780176661748)
Instructor's Resource CD to accompany SOC+, Second Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176575413 | ISBN-13: 9780176575410)

Student Supplements

Standalone CourseMate Printed Access Card (6 Months) for SOC+, Seecond Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661735 | ISBN-13: 9780176661731)
CourseMate Instant Access Code (6 Months) for SOC+, Second Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661743 | ISBN-13: 9780176661748)