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Thank you for writing a “global” view textbook for Sociology. I am a Malaysian Chinese, presently pursuing a M.A. in Sociology and a graduate assistant at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama. Recently I have some opportunities to teach some sessions of the Introduction class at the University and found that your textbook is very interesting and global minded. You have touched on moral, political, economical, and cultural aspects of different countries with a unique outlook.
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I am a student in the National University of Ireland, Galway. I’m in first year and I took up a course on Sociology and so far, it’s going great for me. Your European edition, “Sociology – A Global Introduction”, is very easy to read and very understandable, and has been very helpful so far. There are Americans living in my building in Galway and one day one of them came into my room, saw the book on my desk and said “Cool! John Macionis! He’s a professor in my college!”. I thought that was kinda cool.