A Down-to-Earth Approach
James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology. With his acclaimed “down-to-earth” approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin shares with readers his passion for sociology.
In addition to this trademark down-to-earth approach, other distinctive features include: comparative perspectives, the globalization of capitalism, and visual presentations of sociology.
Teaching & Learning Experience
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Engage Students – New design and personal narrative from the perspective of an international field researcher invites students on a sociological journey.
Explore Theory – Offers a balanced approach; relevant theories are discussed in each chapter.
Understand Diversity – Global, national, and personal material combine to present a complete view of the world.
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About the Author
James M. Henslin was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, 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. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. He has published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology. While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, “I’ve always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students’ faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world.” Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that “make sociological principles come alive.”
I received the book on time and it was just like the description. Pretty much looks brand new but I bought it used! I am a very happy customer!
Awesome condition love this book I will keep this for future referencing. I recommend this book and more like it, thanks.
It’s up to date and relevant. Has nice side stories and articles in every chapter as opposed to fact after fact. There are endless definitions. I’m learning a lot from this book. I don’t think I’d read it if I didn’t have to, but that doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t want to.
It’s just as the title suggests; it’s a down-to-earth approach. Henslin makes it easy to understand and easy to connect to everyday lives of his readers. I read this for my Sociology class and it was a fairly good read. Easy to understand and easy to tie in to regular life.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 10 edition (June 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0205898475
- ISBN-13: 978-0205898473
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches
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