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Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology, 10th Edition

  • Henry L. Tischler Framingham State College
  • ISBN-10: 0495804401  |  ISBN-13: 9780495804406
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2004
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.50
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Overview

This revised edition of Tischler's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY continues a tradition of providing a proven and comprehensive textbook to students and professors at a lower, very reasonable price. With its built in study guide, practice tests, and available access to SociologyNow, no other textbook on the market provides students with a complete suite of study aids at an affordable price as INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Tischler is known for providing full coverage of sociological concepts in a student-friendly manner, and threading two basic ideas throughout the text- 1) sociology is a rigorous, scientific discipline and 2) a basic knowledge of sociology is essential for understanding social interaction in many work and social settings. Each chapter progresses from a specific to a general analysis of society - each part introducing increasingly comprehensive factors necessary for a broad-based understanding of social organization.

Features and Benefits

  • Extremely affordable and comprehensive, this book covers all an introductory sociology student needs to know in order to pass the course!
  • Chapters open with a Chapter Outline, learning objectives, and opening vignettes that provide student-friendly introductions to the subject covered in the chapter.
  • "A Word to the Student" precedes the first chapter and provides students with information on how to get the most out of their introductory sociology course (study tips, effective reading strategies, test-taking strategies).
  • An extensive box program within each chapter offer interesting sidebars with historical and cutting edge content, including: "Our Diverse Society" boxes discuss how social diversity is expressed in American society; "Technology and Society" boxes look at how social interactions and social trends are influenced by technological advances taking place in our society; "Global Sociology" boxes encourage students to think about sociological issues in a larger context and explore the global diversity present in the world; "Controversies in Sociology" boxes show two sides of an issue to help students realize that most social events require close analysis and that hastily drawn conclusions are often wrong; "Social Change" boxes provide examples of major forces that are shaping modern society; "For Further Thinking" boxes discuss a chapter related issue greater detail. Topics will vary by chapter.
  • Each chapter concludes with a newly updated Study Guide (with Answers provided) to help the student assess their understanding of the chapter material.

Table of Contents

Preface.
About The Author.
A Word to the Student.
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. Society and Social Interaction.
6. Social Groups and Organizations.
7. Deviant Behavior and Social Control.
Part III: Social Inequality
8. Social Stratification and Social Class.
9. Global Stratification.
10. Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
11. Gender Stratification.
Part IV: Institutions
12. Marriage and Alternative Family Lifestyles.
13. Religion.
14. Education.
15. Political and Economic Systems.
Part V: SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL ISSUES.
16. Population and Urban Society.
17. Health and Aging.
18. Collective Behavior and Social Change.
Glossary.
References.
Credits.
Index.
Practice Tests.
Practice Test Answers.

What's New

  • The box program has been updated with content that reflects a more contemporary and everyday feel that the author already accomplishes through his accessible style.
  • All new Day to Day Sociology boxes provide a way for students to develop a bridge between academic sociology and daily events, thereby helping students see the connection between sociology and their lives.
  • New How Sociologists Do It boxes introduce students to sociological research in an interesting and down to earth manner.
  • In this edition the new "Sociology in Strange Places" boxes provide unusual examples of sociological studies or daily events that can be understood more fully through a sociological lens.
  • To encourage students to think about sociological issues in a larger context than just the United States the new Global Sociology boxes help students become aware of the global diversity in the world.
  • New Our Diverse Society boxes take a cross cultural approach to sociological issues within the United States, helping students to see the social diversity in our country.
  • The author has a section called "A Word to the Student" in the preface which gives tips to students on how to read, study, and take tests more effectively.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology, 10th + Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology, 5th

ISBN-10: 1111407886  | ISBN-13: 9781111407889

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.50

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology
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  • Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology
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Bundle: Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology, 10th + Investigating Change: Web-based Analyses of US Census and American Community Survey Data, 3rd

ISBN-10:  1111705631 | ISBN-13:  9781111705633

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Sociology
    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.50
  • Investigating Change: Web-based Analyses of US Census and American Community Survey Data
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Introduction to Sociology Advantage Edition, eBook  (ISBN-10: 1111179069 | ISBN-13: 9781111179069)

List Price = $20.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.99

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495805521 | ISBN-13: 9780495805526)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. WebTutor offers a wide array of web quizzes, activities, exercises, and web links. Robust communication tools such as a course calendar, asynchronous discussion, real-time chat, a whiteboard, and an integrated e-mail system make it easy to stay connected to the course.

List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495805505 | ISBN-13: 9780495805502)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. WebTutor offers a wide array of web quizzes, activities, exercises, and web links. Robust communication tools such as a course calendar, asynchronous discussion, real-time chat, a whiteboard, and an integrated e-mail system make it easy to stay connected to the course.

List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

Introduction to Sociology Group Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495115568 | ISBN-13: 9780495115564)

This supplement by Lori Ann Fowler of Tarrant County College contains both in- and out-of-class group activities (utilizing resources such as MicroCase Online Data exercises from Wadsworth's Online Sociology Resource Center) that students can tear out and turn in to the instructor once complete. Also included are ideas for video clips to anchor group discussions, maps, case studies, group quizzes, ethical debates, group questions, group project topics, and ideas for outside readings for students to base group discussions on. Both a workbook for students and a repository of ideas, instructors can use this guide to get ideas for any Introductory Sociology class.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

Student Supplements

Introduction to Sociology Advantage Edition, eBook  (ISBN-10: 1111179069 | ISBN-13: 9781111179069)

List Price = $20.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.99

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495805521 | ISBN-13: 9780495805526)

Leverage the power of the Internet and bring your course to life with this course management program. You and your students can use this wealth of interactive resources with those resources on the text's companion website to supplement the classroom experience and ensure that students leave with the resources they need to succeed in today's business world. You can even use this effective resource as an integrated solution for distance learning or a Web-enhanced course.

List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495805505 | ISBN-13: 9780495805502)

Leverage the power of the Internet and bring your course to life with this course management program. You and your students can use this wealth of interactive resources with those resources on the text's companion website to supplement the classroom experience and ensure that students leave with the resources they need to succeed in today's business world. You can even use this effective resource as an integrated solution for distance learning or a Web-enhanced course.

List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

Introduction to Sociology Group Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495115568 | ISBN-13: 9780495115564)

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY GROUP ACTIVITIES WORKBOOK provides access to both online resources and ideas for group projects and ethical debates. With this workbook in your pocket, you will be sure to ace the class!

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

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.