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 empower them to become active and critical members of our society and of the world. Several current Macionis textbooks and electronic learning programs are described below.

Society: The Basics, 16th edition, 2024

Here is the 17 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 750 new research citations and two-thirds of these research citations are from 2020, 2021, and 2022. On currency, we’ve got your back! This is the title that thoroughly covers increasing economic inequality in the United States! It has a full chapter on Social Media. Available in rental print edition. Best version: Available with even more interactive learning in REVEL e-learning format that encourages “discovery learning.” Students can chose to supplement the Revel e-text with a 3-hole print copy for a few dollars more. If cost is your major criterion, this title is available in a low-cost (non-interactive) e-text. Please check it out!

Remember, I personally prepare all the content, including the assessment and Test Item File and Instructor’s Manual (and not some non-sociologist “vendor” as with all other titles). Maps (as well as figures and some simulations) are interactive, allowing you to compare two maps to see how one variable is linked to another or zoom in to your own local community to see data for your own county. This is the future: I am working diligently to increase the interactive opportunities for discovery learning in the new Revel titles.

Society: The Basics 16th edition offers an unsurpassed learning package to students and great support to my faculty colleagues. Please check it out!

Author’s note: Print rental and exam copies available now; Revel available by June 1, 2024.

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2024.

Sociology, 18th edition, 2024

This is the new 18th edition of Sociology (2024), a 25 chapter full-coverage title for the same price as the brief book! This revision is completely updated. There is a full chapter on Social Media. Everything is updated, with information from more than 750 new sources (on average, 30 per chapter) and all 2,000+ statistical data are the latest available. Two-thirds of all citations in the revised edition are from 2020, 2021, and 2022. On currency, we’ve got you covered! There are many new and very cool videos. Best version: Available with even more interactive learning in REVEL e-learning format that encourages “discovery learning.” Students can chose to supplement the Revel e-text with a 3-hole print copy for a few dollars more. If cost is your major criterion, this title is available in a low-cost (non-interactive) e-text

Remember, I personally prepare all the content, including the assessment and Test Item File and Instructor’s Manual (we do not use some non-sociologist “vendor” as with all other titles). Maps (as well as figures and some simulations) are now interactive, allowing you to compare two maps to see how one variable is linked to another or zoom in to your own local community to see data for your own county. This is the future: I am working diligently to increase the interactive opportunities for discovery learning in the new Revel titles.

Sociology 18th edition offers an unsurpassed learning package to students and great support to my faculty colleagues. Please check it out!

Author’s note: Print rental and exam copies available now; Revel available by June 1, 2024.

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

To find out more, Click Here.

2024.

SOCIAL PROBLEMS, 8th Edition update 2022

SOCIAL PROBLEMS, 8th Edition

This is the new, updated 8th Edition of the text that is the #1 best-seller for the social problems course.

Best version: Available in the completely updated REVEL electronic format with interactive figures and maps and simulations that encourage “discovery learning.” Students using Revel may choose to add a 3-hole print copy for only a couple of bucks! Custom print books and rental print books (non-interactive) are also available. (Author’s Note: I am not sure if the print rental and 3-hole copies were updated for 2022; Revel certainly is. Check with your Pearson rep.)

This is the one and only social problems title using a social constructionist approach. The title provides political analysis so that students will understand how political point of view leads people to define certain issues as “problems” and certain policies as “solutions.” With an understanding of how politics guides the construction of problems and solution, students have the power to take part in the political debates that define our social world. The 2022 update also covers many new topics, including the results of recent elections, the pandemic, and the latest on the transgender movement.

This new learning tool also has a new full chapter on Social Media! Social Problems provides you with 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. The latest examples and illustrations make this title relevant to your students. Every chapter is thoroughly updated and this new edition is informed by hundreds of new and recent research publications. All the assessment and supplements have been personally prepared by by John Macionis (and not some non-sociologist “vendor” as with all other titles).

To find out more about Social Problems, 8th Edition, Click Here.

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