Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 May 2012

744 Pages | 149 photographs, 44 figures, 48 tables, 3 maps

8.5 x 11.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195443806

Bookseller Code (06)


A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition

Third Edition

Lorne Tepperman, Patrizia Albanese, and Jim Curtis

  • A contributed text that features a roster of 31 leading Canadian sociologists writing in their areas of expertise and provides a broad range of academic perspectives.
  • Canadian perspective is balanced with international viewpoints to ensure that issues are always presented within a broader global context.
  • 15 NEW contributing authors provide a fresh outlook on chapters ranging from socialization and gender relations to religion and politics.
  • A completely rewritten chapter on sociological theory, with a renewed emphasis on classical theory and contemporary debates, effectively lays the theoretical groundwork for the chapters that follow.
  • A NEW chapter on the social aspects of aging explores changing demographic patterns, the sociological factors of healthy aging, and the societal implications of an aging population.
  • The NEW content correlation guide is a user-friendly navigation tool that helps students locate key topics anywhere in the text and reinforces common themes between chapters.
  • Expanded and updated theme boxes highlight contemporary debates and underscore the ways in which sociological research can be applied to real-life situations.
  • The NEW 'Under the Wire' text box found in each chapter explores how media and technologies intersect with social behaviours.
  • 66 of 118 themed text boxes feature entirely NEW content.
  • Comprehensive pedagogical suite with a focus on student learning and success encourages students to apply their everyday experience to the concepts presented in the text. This is achieved through the use of learning objectives, bolded key terms, time-to-reflect questions, questions for critical thought, and recommended readings and online resources.
  • A robust ancillaries package full of indispensible supplementary resources, including an instructor manual, a test generator, PowerPoint slides, a student study guide, and more.

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