Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life
The intro textbook that keeps students reading.
Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place - the everyday world - and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students′ daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.
New to the Ninth Edition:
* all statistical information and all contemporary illustrative examples have been updated to keep the book as fresh as possible both from the students′ and instructors′ perspectives
* micro-macro connections help students better understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society
* research features expose students to the importance and functionality of social scientific research
* visual essays have been strategically changed to provide a fresh perspective
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