Journals Higher Education



15 February 2010

778 Pages | 60 figures, 61 tables, 66 photos

9 x 11-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780195433609

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A Canadian Perspective

Second Edition

Lorne Tepperman, Patrizia Albanese, and the late James Curtis

  • It offers more subject choice in the chapters for instructors to choose from
  • Global perspective. Fully integrated examples from both Canada and around the world help students acknowledge Canada's unique experiences within a global perspective
  • Chapters dedicated to Theory and Methods. These fundamental aspects of sociology are explained in an easily accessible manner. Additional coverage in Part I allow instructors the flexibility to include as much (or as little) coverage as they wish.
  • Student learning aids. A range of learning tools including Learning Objectives, Questions for Critical Thought, 'Time to Reflect' boxes, Theme Boxes, Glossary, Annotated Recommended Readings and Websites, graphs, and tables are featured throughout each chapter to ensure students are engaged and understand important material.
  • Contemporary design. Modern and clean, the stunning design engages students, while highlighting and supporting pedagogical features. Reflecting the vibrancy of sociology today, this text will appeal to today's student, especially to the visual learners
  • Theme boxes. Boxed material, featured in every chapter, illustrates important points and provides examples of how sociological research sheds light on the "real world".
  • Sociology in Action boxes show how sociology is applied to real life
  • Open for Discussion boxes use contemporary social issues and debates to focus understanding of core sociological concepts.
  • Time to Reflect boxes interspersed throughout each chapter give students the opportunity to absorb essential information before moving on to related material.
  • Global Issues boxes draw upon examples from around the world to illustrate the effects of globalization and show what sociologists have to say about it.
  • Human Diversity boxes recognize the overwhelming and unavoidable fact of human diversity, and seek to introduce students to the ways of life and worldviews of different cultures and social groups.
  • In the First Person boxes feature brief and personal narratives by contributors and show students not only why or how sociology has impacted their lives, but also provide examples that represent how sociology works.

New to this Edition:

  • The entire text has been re-edited, ensuring students gain the most up-to-date, essential information in a friendly and accessible format.
  • Second edition has been thoroughly updated to include new references, inserts, learning materials, and photos as well as the most recent research findings and statistics, including data from the 2006 Canadian Census.
  • New chapters on social theory (ch.1), mass media and communications (ch.22), sexuality (ch.17), and ethnic and race relations (ch.18) offer instructors a broader, more diverse range of material to choose from.
  • "In the First Person" boxed material is now incorporated into every chapter giving students an enhanced understanding of sociology today from expert, first person perspectives.
  • A stunning collection of all-new photos help capture the images of sociology today
  • Modern and clean, the stunning full colour interior design has been completely redesigned for the new edition and reflects the vibrancy of sociology today

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