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Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology, 11th Edition

  • Henry L. Tischler Framingham State College
  • ISBN-10: 1133588085  |  ISBN-13: 9781133588085
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.50
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Overview

Packed with current examples students can easily relate to, Tischler’s INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, 11E delivers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in a succinct and affordable format. The new edition is now a concise 16 chapters. Known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in an accessible format, Tischler threads two basic ideas throughout: sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline, and basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. The text begins by providing students with tools for success, including tips for how to read, study, and take tests more effectively. It also features a built-in study guide and practice tests to ensure thorough understanding. In addition, chapters progress from a specific to a general analysis of society--each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Extremely affordable and reader friendly, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, 11E delivers comprehensive yet succinct coverage that is completely up to date.
  • Chapters open with a chapter outline, learning objectives, and opening vignettes that provide student-friendly introductions to the material covered in the chapter.
  • “A Word to the Student” precedes the first chapter and equips students with information on how to get the most out of their introductory sociology course, including efficient study tips, effective reading strategies, test-taking tools, and more.
  • A wealth of insightful boxed features within each chapter offers interesting sidebars with historical and cutting-edge content: “Day-to-Day Sociology” examines a trend or interesting sociological research that has a connection to students’ lives. “Thinking About Social Issues” discussions provide unusual examples of sociological studies or daily events that can be understood more fully through the sociological lens. “How Sociologists Do It” spotlights the importance of social research by presenting a variety of studies that help expand knowledge of the social world. “Our Diverse World” encourages students to think about sociological issues in a larger context and explore the global diversity present in the world.
  • Each chapter concludes with a newly updated Study Guide (complete with answers) to help students assess their understanding of chapter material.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE STUDY OF SOCIETY.
1. The Sociological Perspective.
2. Doing Sociology: Research Methods.
PART II: THE INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY.
3. Culture.
4. Socialization and Development.
5. Social Interaction.
6. Social Groups and Organizations.
7. Deviant Behavior and Social Control.
PART III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
8. Social Class in the United States.
9. Global Stratification and Population.
10. Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
11. Gender Stratification.
PART IV: INSTITUTIONS.
12. Marriage and Alternative Family Arrangements.
13. Religion.
14. Education.
15. Political and Economic Systems.
PART V: SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL ISSUES.
16. Health, Aging, and Urban Society.

What's New

  • Delivering comprehensive coverage in a concise, accessible format, the Eleventh Edition of INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY has been streamlined from 18 chapters to a succinct 16. The former Chapter 16: Population and Urban Society is now integrated into the new edition’s Chapter 9: Global Stratification and Population and Chapter 16: Health, Aging, and Urban Society. The former Chapter 18: Collective Behavior and Social Change is integrated throughout multiple chapters.
  • More reader-friendly and accessible than ever, the boxed features have been completely updated with contemporary themes and everyday issues.
  • Helping students sharpen their critical thinking skills, insightful “Thinking About Social Issues” discussions provide unusual examples of sociological studies or daily events that can be understood more fully through the sociological lens.
  • Unique “Our Diverse World” features encourage students to think about sociological issues in a larger context and explore the global diversity present in the world.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285053087 | ISBN-13: 9781285053080)

This Instructor’s Resource Manual includes brief chapter outlines, learning objectives, key concepts and thinkers, detailed chapter outlines, lecture/discussion notes, class activities, video suggestions, suggested resources, internet exercises, and other helpful resources for each of the eighteen chapters in INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Also included is a Resource Integration Guide (RIG), a list of additional print, video, and online resources, and concise user guides for SociologyNow, Turnitin, and WebTutor. These resources will help instructors prepare for class more quickly and effectively.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133957064 | ISBN-13: 9781133957065)

PowerLecture instructor resources are a collection of book-specific lecture and class tools available on either CD or DVD. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, images, animations and video, instructor manuals, test banks, useful web links, and more. PowerLecture media-teaching tools are an effective way to enhance the educational experience.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285053079 | ISBN-13: 9781285053073)

The online Test Bank provides a wealth of questions, enabling you to easily create the exams you want.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133944264 | ISBN-13: 9781133944263)

Cengage Learning’s Sociology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more--as well as EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website, available through login.cengage.com, offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor’s manual, test bank files, and PowerPoint® slides. CourseMate can be bundled with the student text. Contact your Cengage sales representative for information on getting access to CourseMate.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133944264 | ISBN-13: 9781133944263)

Cengage Learning’s Sociology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook as well as learning tools that include glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your Sociology CourseMate. Go to CengageBrain.com to register or purchase access.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285745264 | ISBN-13: 9781285745268)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Henry L. Tischler

Henry Tischler, Ph.D., Henry Tischler received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and his masters and doctorate degrees from Northeastern University. A professor at Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, for more than two decades, he continues to teach introductory sociology every year. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Montclair State University, and Tufts University. His areas of interest are race and ethnicity, and crime and deviant behavior.