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James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, he shares with readers his passion for sociology.
Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 10/e
Ch 1: The Sociological Perspective$4.99
Ch 2: Culture$4.99
Ch 3: Socialization$4.99
Ch 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction$4.99
Ch 5: How Sociologists Do Research$4.99
Ch 6: Societies to Social Networks$4.99
Ch 7: Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations$4.99
Ch 8: Deviance and Social Control$4.99
Ch 9: Global Stratification$4.99
Ch 10: Social Class in the United States $4.99
Ch 11: Sex and Gender$4.99
Ch 12: Race and Ethnicity$4.99
Ch 13: The Elderly$4.99
Ch 14: The Economy$4.99
Ch 15: Politics$4.99
Ch 16: Marriage and Family$4.99
Ch 17: Education$4.99
Ch 18: Religion$4.99
Ch 19: Medicine and Health$4.99
Ch 20: Population and Urbanization$4.99
Ch 21: Collective Behavior and Social Movements$4.99
Ch 22: Social Change and the Environment$4.99
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  • Artur
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • 04-17-13

Reads Like a Textbook but an Interesting One

What did you love best about Sociology?

The examples

What did you like best about this story?

Interesting subject matter, informative, well presented and easy to digest.

What didn’t you like about Mina Sands’s performance?

Too dry and monotone. I realize its a textbook but still.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

See your life in a different way.

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Great book - hard to find in download

What did you love best about Sociology?

Mina Sands is wonderful in how she reads the writers work

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - it has 20+ chapters; however you can listen to one chapter in one setting or while traveling to and from work.

Any additional comments?

I wish that the chapter number was first, it took me seventeen downloads to find chapter one as they are not marked.

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  • Manuel
  • Alexandria, VA, United States
  • 08-01-11

Nice!

Very nice and organized introduction to sociology. If you are a sociology newbie, "googling" some information while listening to this chapter helps a lot.

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great

The narrator ends each sentence with a weird, cynical tone. very annoying. otherwise, great material!

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not a very high-level book

When I purchased this book I didn't realize it was essentially a high school textbook... Appropriate for kids who may have only vaguely heard the words "apartheid" or "labor union" but doesn't go into depth on anything really. I was hoping to find something like "everything a graduate student in a related field needs to know about sociology in order to understand the main topics in reasonable depth" but this isn't it

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Pronounced "ferboten"

Interesting introduction to sociology. Overall the first chapter is engaging and coherent. The narrator needs a course on how to pronounce the German. Badly. Every single German word is terribly mispronounced, to the point of sounding like a caricature. Otherwise a somewhat insecure sounding, but understandable narration.

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Fascinating and filled with insights

Would you listen to Ch 1: The Sociological Perspective again? Why?

Yes, I will listen to this again. The concepts are very interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

SInce it's non-fiction, there are not really characters.

What about Mina Sands’s performance did you like?

Clarity of voice and clear reading, but a little monotone.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, just very thought provoking.

Any additional comments?

If you like to examine sociology and how the world and culture work, it's really interesting.

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  • Dustin
  • Saint Paul, MN, United States
  • 10-18-11

Max Weber

It's fine, but the reader says Max Weber like Webber. Its pretty annoying that she gets such an important persons name wrong.