Sociology: Featured Books

26Featured Books

  • Individual and Society: Sociological Social Psychology book cover

    Individual and Society

    Sociological Social Psychology, 2nd Edition

    By Lizabeth A. Crawford, Katherine B. Novak

    Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions in sociological social psychology—symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures—and emphasizes the different theoretical…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19

  • Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing book cover

    Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing, 2nd Edition

    By Christie Launius, Holly Hassel

    Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key…

    Paperback – 2018-02-26

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective book cover

    Behavioral and Mental Health Care Policy and Practice

    A Biopsychosocial Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cynthia Moniz, Stephen Gorin

    Cynthia Moniz and Stephen Gorin’s Behavioral and Mental Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopyschosocial Perspective is a new mental health policy textbook that offers students a model for understanding policy in a framework that addresses policy practice. Edited to read like a textbook, each…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23

  • Elite Deviance book cover

    Elite Deviance

    11th Edition

    By David R. Simon

    Tracing the causes of elite deviance to the structure of U.S. power and wealth, this book introduces students to theories of elite deviance and covers both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause significant harm. This considerably updated, 11th edition enriches its coverage of both…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16

  • Issues in Aging book cover

    Issues in Aging

    4th Edition

    By Mark Novak

    Issues in Aging combines social, psychological, biological, and philosophical perspectives to present a multifaceted picture of aging. Novak illustrates both the problems and the opportunities that accompany older age. This text helps students understand the tremendous variability in aging and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07

  • Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Methods book cover

    Doing Survey Research

    A Guide to Quantitative Methods, 4th Edition

    By Peter M. Nardi

    Each day we are faced with continuing claims made by media pundits, politicians, teachers, and friends, often quoting research. Consider also the numerous comments and posts on Internet blogs, Twitter, and Facebook that illustrate the confusion between opinion and factual data. How do we learn to…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09

  • CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action book cover

    CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action

    1st Edition

    By Scott Myers-Lipton

    This is the first practical social change text devoted to students working in an academic environment. While there are many books about community organizing and social change, there are no college texts focusing on how to provide real-world experience with academic content taking into consideration…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12

  • A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Society in Transition book cover

    A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology

    Culture and Society in Transition, 3rd Edition

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander, Kenneth Thompson, Laura Desfor Edles, Moshoula Capous-Desyllas

    The influential authors significantly update their popular introductory text that invites students to reflect on their lives in the context of the combustible leap from modern to postmodern life. They authors show how culture is central to understanding many world problems as they challenge readers…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02

  • Consumption and Everyday Life: 2nd edition book cover

    Consumption and Everyday Life

    2nd edition, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Paterson

    With an emphasis on everyday life, this respected text offers a lively and perceptive account of the key theories and ideas which dominate the field of consumption and consumer culture. Engaging case studies describe forms of consumption familiar to the student, provide some historical context…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19

  • Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results book cover

    Social Statistics

    Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results, 3rd Edition

    By Thomas J. Linneman

    With a clear and engaging writing style and strong examples from the real world, this text covers current statistical techniques at an introductory level and emphasizes the clear presentation of results to a variety of audiences, making the course more useful to students and their careers.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Sociology book cover


    7th Edition

    By John Farley, Michael Flota

    This best-selling textbook returns for a seventh edition with material on the most fundamental and fascinating issues in sociology today. The authors continue their tradition of focusing on the big picture, with an emphasis on race, class, and gender in every chapter. The text continues to frame…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10

  • Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture: A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies book cover

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture

    A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate, Kathrin Thiele

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture, 2nd edition is a comprehensive gender studies textbook with an international focus and relevance across a broad range of academic disciplines. Covering an array of topics, theories and approaches to gender studies, it introduces students to the study of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02

  • Beginning with Disability: A Primer book cover

    Beginning with Disability

    A Primer, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lennard J. Davis

    While there are many introductions to disability and disability studies, most presume an advanced academic knowledge of a range of subjects. Beginning with Disability is the first introductory primer for disaibility studies aimed at first year students in two- and four-year colleges. This…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28

  • Law and Society: Canadian Edition book cover

    Law and Society

    Canadian Edition, 5th Edition

    By Steven Vago, Adie Nelson, Veronica Nelson, Steven E. Barkan

    Law and Society provides a balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society using both Canadian and international examples. This clear and readable text is fi lled with interesting information, ideas and insights. All materials and supporting statistics have been…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26

  • Applied Sociology book cover

    Applied Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Neil Thompson

    Sociology offers fascinating insights into social life that tell us so much about people and society. But what can we do with those insights? How can we put them to good use? That is exactly what this book is all about. It explores the practical value of sociology, how sociological understanding…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25

  • Law and Society book cover

    Law and Society

    11th Edition

    By Steven Vago, Steven E. Barkan

    In the 11th edition of Law and Society, Steven E. Barkan preserves Dr. Vago’s voice while making this classic text more accessible for today’s students. Each chapter now includes an outline, learning objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries. A new epilogue chapter examines law and inequality in…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25

  • Research Methods: The Basics: 2nd edition book cover

    Research Methods: The Basics

    2nd edition, 2nd Edition

    By Nicholas Walliman

    Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-08
    The Basics

  • Sacred Ecology book cover

    Sacred Ecology

    4th Edition

    By Fikret Berkes

    Sacred Ecology examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. Berkes explores the importance of local and indigenous knowledge as a complement to scientific ecology, and its cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22

  • Social Research Methods by Example: Applications in the Modern World book cover

    Social Research Methods by Example

    Applications in the Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Dan Cassino

    Social Research Methods by Example shows students how researchers carry out work on the cutting edge of social science. The authors illustrate every point through engaging, thought-provoking examples from real research. The language is jargon-free, making research methods less intimidating and more…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05

  • Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times book cover

    Welcome to the Revolution

    Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times, 1st Edition

    By Charles Derber

    When the Women’s March gathered millions just one day after Trump’s inauguration, a new era of progressive action was born. Organizing on the far Right led to Trump’s election, bringing authoritarianism and the specter of neo-fascism, and intensifying corporate capitalism’s growing crises of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Universalizing Resistance

  • Medical Sociology book cover

    Medical Sociology

    14th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19

  • The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis book cover

    The Sociology of Education

    A Systematic Analysis, 8th Edition

    By Jeanne H. Ballantine, Floyd M. Hammack, Jenny Stuber

    The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis is a comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. This textbook gives a sociological analysis of education by incorporating a diverse set of theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16

  • Sociology, Work and Organisation: Seventh Edition book cover

    Sociology, Work and Organisation

    Seventh Edition, 7th Edition

    By Tony Watson

    The seventh edition of Sociology, Work and Organisation is outstandingly effective in explaining how we can use the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations, occupations, management and employment and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-14

  • Environment and Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues book cover

    Environment and Society

    Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues, 6th Edition

    By Charles Harper, Charles Harper, Monica Snowden

    The sixth edition of Environment and Society continues to connect issues about human societies, ecological systems, and the environment with data and perspectives from different fields. While the text looks at environmental issues from a primarily sociological viewpoint, it is designed for courses…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13

  • The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness book cover

    The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

    9th Edition

    By Gregory L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist

    With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10

  • Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture: An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity book cover

    Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture

    An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Keith

    Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06