Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach

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Pearson Canada, Feb 15, 2013 - Sociology - 528 pages

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Sociology offers a truly down-to-earth approach through its accessible writing style and application of sociological perspectives to everyday life. Its balance of comprehensiveness and brevity provides students with a clear presentation of the four key theoretical perspectives. Each of these perspectives is applied to a variety of illuminating examples and exercises showcasing how sociology is relevant to students' lives.

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James M. Henslin earned his Master's and doctorate in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations.

Dan Glenday completed his MA at McGill University and his PhD from Carleton University. He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and Eastern Michigan University, and is now at Brock University, where he is a full professor of Sociology and founder and director of the Centre for Labour Studies. His present research had led him into the work world of professional wrestlers.

Ann Doris Duffy completed her BA, MA, and PhD at McMaster University. She is currently a full professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University, where she is cross-appointed to the Labour Studies program and is active in the Women's Studies and Master's Program in Social Justice and Equity Studies programs. She is currently active in the development of an MA program in critical sociology at Brock. In 1995, she received the Ontario College and University Faculty Associations' Teaching Award. Her research interests include women's employment, family violence, and aging.

Norene Pupo earned her PhD at McMaster University and currently teaches in the Department of Sociology at York University. Professor Pupo has researched and published in the areas of women and work, part-time employment, women and social policy, call centres, and unions and economic restructuring.

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