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, 15th edition, 2020 update

Here is the new updated 2020 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! It has a new full chapter on Social Media. Available with more interactive learning in REVEL e-learning format. Students can chose to supplement the e-text with a print copy for a few dollars more. Please check it out! For my sample syllabus,  click here. [t/k]

To find out more, visit this Pearson site: click here.


Sociology, 17th edition, 2020 update

This is the new 17th edition of Sociology (2020), which is completely updated. It has a full chapter on Social Media. Everything is updated, with information from more than 350 new sources and all 2,000+ statistical data are the latest available. There are many new and very cool videos as well as new readings that you may choose to assign. Remember, I personally prepare all the content, including the assessment and Test Item File and Instructor’s Manual. I am working diligently to increase the interactive opportunities for discovery learning in the new titles. Maps are now interactive, allow 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. Sociology 17th edition offers an unsurpassed learning package to students and great support to my faculty colleagues. Please check it out! For my sample syllabi,  Click here. [t/k]

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

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

Available in or REVEL electronic format; students may choose to add a print copy for only a couple of bucks! Custom print books and rental print books are available. 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.

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 example and illustrations–right through the 2020 presidential campaign–make this title relevant to your students. Every chapter is thoroughly updated and this new edition is informed by hundreds of new 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 texts).

To find out more about Social Problems, Eighth Edition, Click Here.[t/k]

To learn more about the new Revel learning program, Click Here. [t/k]


Society: The Basics, 7th Canadian Edition Revel

John J. Macionis
Kenyon College

Jakub Burkowicz

Douglas 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.


ISBN -10: 0135461561
ISBN-13: 9780135461563

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Sociology, 10th Canadian Edition

John J. Macionis
Kenyon College

Linda Gerber
University of Guelph

Sandra Colavecchia

McMaster University

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

This is the #1 textbook in Canada.

For more information and to request an exam copy, Click here

ISBN-10: 0135461561
ISBN-13: 9780135461563

2021, available May, 2020

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