Textbooks and E-Learning Material

For more than thirty years, John’s books have been the most popular sociology texts because they engage students and turn them into active and critical members of our society and of the world. All the current Macionis textbooks and electronic learning programs are described below.

Society: The Basics, 14th edition

Society: The Basics, 14th EditionHere is the new edition of the #1 best-seller: A 16-chapter paperback that covers all the basics in a student-friendly, low-cost format. This edition has been completely updated with all new data and many new features and a new design! This is the book that thoroughly covers increasing economic inequality in the United States! Available in traditional bound book or in new REVEL e-learning format.

Please check it out! For my sample syllabus, click here.

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2016, 566 pages


Sociology, 16th edition

SOCIOLOGY, 16th EditionThis is the new 16th edition of Sociology (2016), which is now available in more versions than ever before:

  • Use the 24-chapter bound book in hard cover or paper cover.
  • Create your own custom version with only the chapters you wish to teach.
  • Use the REVEL interactive, electronic version and students save even more.
  • Outside of the United States and Canada, use Sociology, Fifteenth Edition, Global Edition (ISBN 10: 1-292-01958-1; ISBN 13: 978-1-292-01958-1).

This new edition is thoroughly updated with the latest on economic inequality, same-sex marriage, and current political events. The book has a completely new design.

On behalf of our discipline, I continue to oppose the “outsourcing” of textbook supplements to “vendors” and people who are not sociologists! To “walk the walk,” I personally have written:

  • the Test Item File
  • all the interactive REVEL learning material, including the learning assessment questions, comparative maps and Social Explorer discovery exercises
  • Power Point classroom presentations for each chapter based on very current research
  • the NEW Instructor’s Manual that includes my own teaching strategies, “close-up” discussion of selected chapter material, my own favorite video material, and plenty of additional supplemental lecture material

Sociology 16th edition offers an unsurpassed learning package to students and great support to my faculty colleagues. The many versions of the book provide you and your classes with the greatest level of flexibility to meet your specific needs. The new REVEL version also offers extra interactive material and a full program of new videos and a full library of primary source readings, many of which I have keyed to the text chapters. Please check it out! For my sample syllabi, Click here.

Sociology remains the #1 best-seller among “full-size” texts.

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2016, 704 pages


SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Sixth EditionThis is the new Sixth Edition of the text that is the #1 best-seller for the social problems course.

Available in either bound book or REVEL electronic format!

This revision is available in a low-cost paperback print book format and also in the ultra-low cost digital format using the new REVEL learning program. This is the social problems text that combines political analysis with sociological theory that empowers students to take part in the debates that define today’s world. This new learning tool has all the latest data on increasing economic inequality, the rapid change in laws supporting same-sex marriage, and also the trend toward legal use of marijuana. Every chapter is thoroughly updated and informed by hundreds of new research publications. All the new REVEL learning material has been written by John Macionis (and not some non-sociologist vendor as with all other texts).

To find out more about Social Problems, Sixth Edition, Click Here.

To learn more about the new Revel learning program, Click Here.

2015, 550 pages.

Society: The Basics, 5th Canadian Edition

Society: The Basics, 5th Canadian EditionJohn J. Macionis
Kenyon College

Cecilia M. Benoit
University of Victoria

S. Mickel Jansson
University of Western Ontario

A 16 chapter, thoroughly Canadian full-coverage, paperback text.

This is the # 1 paperback text in Canada.

2013, 560 pages

ISBN -10: 0132898918
ISBN-13: 9780132898911

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Sociology, 8th Canadian Edition

Sociology, 8th Canadian EditionJohn J. Macionis
Kenyon College

Linda Gerber
University of Guelph

A 23 chapter, thoroughly Canadian, full-coverage, textbook.

This is the #1 textbook in Canada.

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ISBN-10: 0133156591
ISBN-13: 9780133156591

2014, 720 pages

Cities and Urban Life, 7th edition

Cities And Urban Life, Seventh EditionThe leading book for urban studies and urban sociology courses. Comprehensive coverage of U.S. and global cities in a sociologically sophisticated, multi-disciplinary core text.

2016, 480 pages

ISBN-10: 0133869806
ISBN-13: 9780133869804

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Seeing Ourselves, 8th edition

Seeing Ourselves, 8th EditionClassic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology.

This new, low-cost paperback contains all your favorites plus several new selections.

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2010, 500 pages