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Understanding Dying, Death, And Bereavement 9th Edition

Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in current research and theory as it offers you unrivaled insight into practices and customs from a variety of cultures. Drawing from their decades of experience as teachers and researchers, the authors integrate stimulating personal accounts with essential information to help you examine your own feelings about -- as well as cope with -- death and grieving. Numerous examples illustrate cross-cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. In addition, the new MindTap digital platform offers video resources, fieldwork style exercises and on-the-go study tools that help propel you toward course success. Read More

Michael R. Leming| George E. Dickinson

©2021

Population 13th Edition

Any class in Population/Demography is a lot more interesting when you are using this book. POPULATION does more than give you information; it also shows you how to put it into practice. From the debates over how to manage population growth in some countries, and aging populations in others, to the issues of how amazingly different the world is when people are living in urban areas with considerable control over their own mortality and fertility, POPULATION helps you understand how the world really works and how population dynamics relate to socio-economic transitions and sustainable development. You'll find compelling writing, intriguing essays and built-in study aids that help you review and prepare for tests -- while also equipping you for the rest of your life on this planet. Read More

John R. Weeks

©2021

Race, Class, And Gender 10th Edition

Timely, relevant and extremely student-friendly, Andersen/Hill Collins' RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER: INTERSECTIONS AND INEQUALITIES, 10th edition, equips you with a multidimensional perspective on today's social issues. Written by two leading authorities in the field, this classic anthology uses a diverse collection of writings by a variety of scholars to demonstrate how the complex intersection of people's race, class, gender and sexuality shapes their experiences in U.S. society. Professors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with in-depth introductions to provide an analytical framework for understanding social inequality. Completely up-to-date, the readings cover current--and often controversial topics--including undocumented students, myths about immigrant crime, growing inequality, the role of social media in social movement mobilization, health care inequality and more. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Patricia Hill Collins

©2020

The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care 8th Edition

Completely up to date and featuring a friendly style, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 8th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that will challenge you to think creatively and analytically about health and health care. You'll gain an understanding of how social forces affect who gets ill, how we think about illness, how we get our health care, and what it is like to work in the health care field. You will also have the chance to explore the ethical dilemmas that underlie modern health care as well as the politics behind those dilemmas. Although the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines how health, illness, and health care differ around the world. Read More

Rose Weitz

©2020

Sociology 10th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Tenth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition's reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your "sociological imagination" and help you view the world from a different perspective. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen

©2020

AE Sociology: The Essentials 10th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Tenth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Howard F. Taylor

©2020

The Family Dynamic 7th Edition

The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth, overview of the constellations of family forms in Canada in the twenty-first century. It broadens students’ understanding of the pluralism of family forms in Canada by including lived experiences in the form of first-person narratives at the beginning of every chapter and real case studies at the end of each chapter--helping future human service workers, social workers, early childhood educators, child and youth care workers, and sociologists understand the wide range of family issues with which they will come into contact. Uniquely, this text paints a vivid picture of family life in this moment in time through comprehensible, straightforward, conversational language that captures students’ imaginations as they explore family forms beyond their own. Read More

Marc Belanger| Margaret Ward

©2019

Walk A Mile 2nd Edition

Walk a Mile: A Journey Towards Justice and Equity in Canadian Society is the first text of its kind to combine both cognitive and affective dimensions of studying diversity. It does so through an experiential framework that encourages self-reflection on the part of the reader while providing a strong foundation in the history of diversity in Canada. Using as its starting point the notion that creating a more just, inclusive society, requires each of us to figuratively and empathetically walk a mile in the shoes of others, the framework of Walk a Mile facilitates the development of diversity competencies, equipping students to work and live effectively with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious, economic, sexual, and age backgrounds. Read More

Theresa Anzovino| Jamie Oresar| Deborah Boutilier

©2019

Sociology In Action 3rd Edition

The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition, articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge. By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation. With their signature passion and Sociological Toolkit, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens. Read More

Diane G. Symbaluk| Tami M. Bereska

©2019

SOC (With Mindtap, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 6th Edition

Learn Sociology YOUR Way with SOC! SOC’s easy-reference, textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SOC MindTap allows you to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize. Read More

Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2019

SOC (Book Only) 6th Edition

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Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2019

Sociology 6th Edition

A compelling design, research focus, and an engaging narrative defines Sociology: Compass for a New Social World. The renowned author team shows students how thinking sociologically can help them draw connections between themselves and the social world. Sociological concepts are clearly connected to students’ interests and experiences by taking universal and popular elements of contemporary culture and rendering them sociologically relevant. This text devotes more space than others do to drawing connections between objectivity and subjectivity in research, presenting a more realistic, and therefore more exciting, account of how sociologists practise their craft. Tables and graphs are not simply referred to, they are analyzed. Some theories are rejected, while others are endorsed. The author team brings depth to issues of diversity and globalization using personal and research experiences. Read More

Robert J. Brym| Lance W. Roberts| Lisa Strohschein

©2019

Sociology As A Life Or Death Issue 4th Edition

In eight beautifully written essays, Robert Brym analyzes the social causes of death. Using topics such as hip-hop culture, the motivations of suicide bombers, the social bases of cancer, and gender risk, Dr. Brym reveals the powerful social forces that help to determine who lives and who dies and demonstrates the promise of a well-informed sociological understanding of the world. All essays found in the previous edition have been updated and a new chapter on Canadian genocide, reflective of the consequences European settlement and immigration had on the Indigenous population has been added. This is a great companion for any Sociology course! Read More

Robert J. Brym

©2018

Continuity And Innovation 1st Edition

Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium showcases how emerging and leading sociologists of the family explore the contemporary moments and experiences of Canadian families while investigating the past and extrapolating the implications of these moments and experiences for the future. While there is continuity in what remains important about family in Canada, there is simultaneous diversity and innovation in the definition and character of the meanings we assign to families and the practices and processes that we engage in. Meanings, practices, and processes significantly vary over time. Such variations can be attributed to differences in individual identities, interactions, and ideologies that are linked to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, age, ability, and citizenship, as well as social-historical context. This exploration of Canadian families is based on both respected secondary research, along with primary, original scholarship by the contributors, who are actively engaged as sociologists of the family. Contributors take various approaches to explore the family as an institution (macro focus) or as an experience (micro focus), using a variety of theoretical lenses, and sharing stories of activism or experiential learning in doing so. Read More

Amber Gazso| Karen Kobayashi

©2018

Aging And Society 8th Edition

As the 21st century unfolds, the study of aging will increase in importance. Canada’s population will have more older people than ever before. These people will make new demands on Canada’s healthcare, retirement income, and housing resources. They will also bring new interests, skills, and approaches to later life. People young and old will need to understand the realities of aging in this new era. This text presents a full picture of aging—problems and all. But it also emphasizes the opportunities and advantages of later life to illustrate its underlying theme: successful aging. This theme makes more sense today than ever before. Longer life and more years of activity and good health have changed the landscape of old age. Late old age still brings physical decline. But better health and nutrition at every stage of life, along with advances in medicine, extend the active years of middle age. The sayings “60 is the new 40” and “70 is the new 50” may have begun as clever remarks, but they describe the reality of aging today for more and more people. Above advances in health care, nutrition, and medicine, technological change, a globalized economy, unstable work careers, demographic change, convergence of male and female career opportunities—all call for new models of aging to fit new patterns of social experience. Many changes have taken place in Canadian gerontology. New researchers have entered the field of aging. The government has released many reports that summarize studies of health, housing, and pension policies. And consortia of researchers and research centres have published the results of their studies. This body of knowledge will shape social policy in the future. We have used these sources and many others, including academic journals, books, and online reports to update this text to engage students and provide a deeper understanding of how the topic relates to their lives and society. Read More

Mark Novak| Herbert C. Northcott| Lori Campbell

©2018

Marriages, Families, And Relationships 13th Edition

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines an authoritative, yet applied approach with a theme that is especially relevant today: making choices in a diverse society. A balance of various theoretical perspectives along with many examples helps you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms, and be encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. Read More

Mary Ann Lamanna| Agnes Riedmann| Susan D. Stewart

©2018

Sociology In Our Times 11th Edition

SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as timely topics such as the relationship between suicide, bullying, and social media, or the food truck movement and cultural diversity, to introduce you to the study of sociology. The author humanizes sociology, showing you how it is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. You'll learn how you can make a difference by becoming involved in your community. You'll also examine issues of concern today, such as the war on gun control and policies to help prevent military suicides. Photos and an exciting collection of videos complement the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change, particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology that are bringing about new ways of living and interacting. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2018

M&F (With M&F Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 4th Edition

Learn marriage and family YOUR Way with M&F! M&F’s easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually-engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, M&F Online allows easy exploration of M&F anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

David Knox, Ph.D.

©2018

M&F (Book Only) 4th Edition

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David Knox, Ph.D.

©2018

SOC (Book Only) 5th Edition

SOC5 has shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design to present content. Clear and provocative examples help you grasp abstract ideas, understand conceptual relationships, and spark your sociological imaginations. Read More

Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2017

SOC (With SOC Online, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 5th Edition

Learn sociology YOUR Way with SOC! SOC’s easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually-engaging chapters as well as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, SOC Online allows easy exploration of SOC anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price! Read More

Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2017

Understanding Social Problems 10th Edition

Filled with current topics and relevant examples that illuminate the content, Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS provides you with a comprehensive, theoretically balanced exploration of social problems. The text progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Features such as "The Human Side" and "Self and Society" enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Read More

Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D.| David Knox, Ph.D.| Caroline Schacht, M.A.

©2017

Sociology 9th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition's reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your "sociological imagination" and help you view the world from a different perspective. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Howard F. Taylor

©2017

New Society 8th Edition

New Society brings together a well-respected team of expert contributors from across Canada to answer the question “Why Sociology?” The job of figuring out what to do with our lives and how to act in the world is more difficult than ever. Sociology helps by analyzing the pressing social issues of the day, showing how those issues affect all of us, and setting out options for dealing with them. Moreover, sociology views social issues from a unique disciplinary perspective. All in all, it is a controversial and exciting discipline. Social problems are typically complex. The options for action often involve different benefits and disadvantages for different groups. Sociologists often see things differently than other social and natural scientists. Not surprisingly, therefore, sociology, like any vibrant academic discipline, involves a lot of heated debate. New Society brings sociology to life by highlighting social issues that are of real, everyday concern to Canadian undergraduates. It encourages students to critically approach topics in social issues, so they can intellectually form their own conclusions. Inspire your sociology classroom with New Society, Eighth Edition. Read More

Robert J. Brym

©2017

Sociology In Our Times 11th Edition

This best-selling text will help you learn sociology and how it applies to a socially and globally changing world. Chapters open with a "Sociology and Everyday Life" box that highlights such relevant topics as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. These opening vignettes mirror the richness and complexity of society and establish themes that are carried throughout chapters to provide you with a framework for learning the material. The author's vivid, inviting writing style; eye for compelling current examples; thorough presentation of sociological theory and contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism; and emphasis on trying out what you're learning will engage you and show you sociology's relevance to your life. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2017

The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care 7th Edition

Completely up to date and featuring a friendly style, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 7th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that will challenge you to think creatively and analytically about health and health care. You'll gain an understanding of how social forces affect who gets ill, how we think about illness, how we get our health care, and what it is like to work in the health care field. You will also have the chance to explore the ethical dilemmas that underlie modern health care as well as the politics behind those dilemmas. Although the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines how health, illness, and health care differ around the world. Read More

Rose Weitz

©2017

The Marriage And Family Experience 13th Edition

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at relationships today, helping you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the thirteenth edition accessible and compelling. You'll find up-to-date information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the transgender experience, the meaning of virginity, gender roles, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. With thorough coverage that reflects the diversity of families and relationships, the book illustrates how racial, cultural, economic and sexual differences shape relationships and families, and offers a straightforward overview of the topics you must understand to succeed in your course. This is a book you can relate to -- and one you will want to read. Read More

Bryan Strong| Theodore F. Cohen

©2017

The Basics Of Social Research 7th Edition

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. With new data, new coverage of online research and other timely topics, and Learning Objectives for each chapter that help you focus on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Read More

Earl R. Babbie

©2017

M&F (With Coursemate, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 3rd Edition

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, M&F3 delivers all of the key terms and all of the core concepts for the Marriage and Family course through a visually appealing print component with tear-out review cards for students and class prep cards for instructors Additionally, a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools to address different learning styles, all at a value-based price. M&F3 was developed with considerable input from focus groups, surveys, and conversations with students and instructors, and features a focus on critical thinking, relevance, cutting-edge research, and the research work of author, David Knox. Its high-interest and comprehensive content, current examples, and personal tone appeal to students leading to greater utility, improved retention, and better outcomes. Read More

David Knox, Ph.D.

©2016

The Practice Of Social Research 14th Edition

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this “gold-standard” book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Read More

Earl R. Babbie

©2016

Sociology Of Deviant Behavior 15th Edition

SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR hits the hot topics from terrorism to white-collar crime and shows you how sociological theory explains them. You'll read about justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, and more. Now in its fifteenth edition, this book continues to be the leader in its market. When you read it, you'll see why. Read More

Marshall B. Clinard| Robert F. Meier

©2016

Seeing Sociology 3rd Edition

Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of images and photos. The engaging “What Does a Sociologist See?” feature demonstrates how sociological concepts apply to the everyday world. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others.. Brief, self-contained modules in each chapter make it easy for readers to absorb and synthesize the subject matter, while experiential exercises enable users to put what they learn into practice. Read More

Joan Ferrante

©2016

SOC (With Coursemate, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 4th Edition

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, SOC4 delivers all the key terms and all of the core concepts for the introductory sociology course through a visually appealing print component with tear-out review cards for students and class prep cards for instructors. Additionally, SOC4 includes an online study center offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook and set of interactive digital tools to address multiple-learning styles, all at a value-based price. SOC4 was developed with considerable input from focus groups, surveys, and conversations with students and instructors resulting in high-interest and comprehensive content, current examples, and a personal tone that accommodates sociology students’ lifestyles and is proven to increase retention and enhance outcomes. Read More

Nijole V. Benokraitis

©2016

Population 12th Edition

Demographics just got a lot more interesting, thanks to this book’s compelling writing and intriguing essays. POPULATION does more than give you information; it also shows you how to use it. From the debate over how to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to what should be done about Social Security and Medicare, POPULATION lets you apply the research yourself. Read More

John R. Weeks

©2016

Understanding Dying, Death, And Bereavement 8th Edition

Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in theory and research, while also providing useful information to help individuals examine their own feelings about-and cope with-death and grieving. The well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Read More

Michael R. Leming| George E. Dickinson

©2016

The Essentials Of Statistics 4th Edition

This reader-friendly text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey helps readers develop skills for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Read More

Joseph F. Healey

©2016

Sociology In Our Times 10th Edition

SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 10th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The author humanizes sociology with real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, and timely topics such as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, environmental activism, immigration, bullying and social media, high-tech employer “spying” on workers, gun control, same sex-marriage, and establishing policies on how to prevent military suicides. The content illuminates the text's main themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change-particularly as it relates to social media and other forms of technology that are bringing about new ways of living and interacting with others. Read More

Diana Kendall

©2016

AE The Practice Of Social Research 14th Edition

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this “gold-standard” book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Read More

Earl R. Babbie

©2016

Sociology In Action: A Canadian Perspective 2nd Edition

The essence of sociology lies in the sociological imagination. Sociology in Action: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition articulates the importance of developing a sociological imagination and highlights the tools that are necessary to develop that skill: empirical research methods that create verifiable knowledge, sociological theories that explain that knowledge, and critical thinking that enables us to evaluate and to extrapolate from that knowledge. By the time students have completed this text, they will be better equipped to engage in effective social action in the context of their families, communities, and professions, as well as in the context of larger social problems such as social inequality and environmental degradation. With their signature passion and clarity of style, Diane Symbaluk and Tami Bereska have created a text that will inspire 21st-century learners to become active and informed citizens. Read More

Diane G. Symbaluk| Tami M. Bereska

©2016

Work, Industry, And Canadian Society 7th Edition

Work, Industry and Canadian Society, Seventh Edition brings to light the social ramifications of work. With a focus on the Canadian workplace, the author team examines how individual, societal, national, and global issues shape this central human activity. In this seventh edition, the text draws upon the growing literature on work and employment, organizations, and management approaches to incorporate recent empirical findings, review new and ongoing theoretical and policy debates, and provide a more international perspective. The authors use their years of experience in research and teaching to compose this comprehensive volume on the past, present and future of work in Canada. Read More

Harvey J. Krahn| Karen D. Hughes| Graham S. Lowe

©2015

Marriages, Families, And Relationships 12th Edition

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines an authoritative, yet applied approach with a theme that is especially relevant today: making choices in a diverse society. A balance of various theoretical perspectives along with many examples helps readers understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. Readers gain insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms, and are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Read More

Mary Ann Lamanna| Agnes Riedmann| Susan D. Stewart

©2015

Statistics 10th Edition

Packed with everyday examples of statistics in the real world, STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 10e, provides a reader-friendly introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Using myriad examples of statistics from daily life, the text demonstrates that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs but have practical value in government, education, business, media, politics, sports, and much more. STATISTICS helps you understand the importance of statistical fundamentals in research without requiring advanced mathematical knowledge. It supports effective learning for both math-averse beginners as well as more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines. Focusing on the application of computational research in favor of the computations themselves, the text fully integrates with the most current version of IBM's SPSS software and labels end-of-chapter SPSS problems by the discipline from which they are drawn. The author breaks down even the most complex material to help you master key concepts and develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional in a social science field-or simply to become a “statistically literate” consumer of social research. Read More

Joseph F. Healey

©2015

An Invitation To Social Research 5th Edition

With real-world examples and an emphasis on ethics throughout, AN INVITATION TO SOCIAL RESEARCH: HOW IT'S DONE, Fifth Edition combines balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique “behind the scenes” approach. Built on focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, chapters present the insights, perspectives, and challenges of actual researchers in the field. The result is a comprehensive resource that guides readers step by step through the many stages of social research-from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to choosing the best method of data analysis for a particular study-and prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way. Reflecting the latest practices from the field, the Fifth Edition also integrates a greater emphasis on research focusing on evidence-based programs and policy. Read More

Emily Stier Adler| Roger Clark

©2015

Sociology 9th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how those concepts and theories can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Read More

Joan Ferrante

©2015

Aging, The Individual, And Society 10th Edition

No field of study more completely integrates the mature person over the life course than does gerontology. Understanding senior citizens-who represent a continually growing population-is becoming increasingly important. AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY introduces readers to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps them understand older people and know how to work with them. The book balances academic research and practical discussions, integrating social and cultural perspectives with the story of the individual aging process. Activities and enhance reader's understanding and skills by providing many opportunities for experiential learning. Read More

Susan M. Hillier| Georgia M. Barrow

©2015

Sociology In Today's World 3rd Edition

Sociology in Today’s World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives. It comprehensively covers key aspects and current issues in Australian and New Zealand society, whilst emphasising the importance of diversity and a global perspective. Each new print book includes access to online Student Resources CengageNOW and Search Me! Sociology. Read More

Brian Furze| Pauline Savy| Robert Webb| Sara James| Dr Theresa Petray| Dr. Robert J Brym| Professor John Lie

©2015

Race And Ethnic Relations 10th Edition

Reflecting the latest data and theoretical literature available, RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, 10e tackles diversity issues from both the American and global perspective, offering an in-depth exploration of today's globally diverse world. The text's expansive coverage of race and ethnic relations across the globe highlights major points of difference and similarity between the United States and a number of other societies, as well as includes a unique case study comparing four different countries. This unique comparative approach is vital with the increasing ethnic diversity in most contemporary societies as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts in virtually all world regions. Current statistics, figures, maps, and citations provide up-to-the-minute insight. The Tenth Edition also includes an all-new chapter devoted to Arab Americans. In addition, end-of-chapter critical-thinking questions encourage readers to think in a sociological mode and examine current issues using concepts presented in the text. Read More

Martin N. Marger

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Sociology In Our Times 10th Edition

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples-including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for the most compelling current examples highlight sociology's relevance to all readers. Now in its Tenth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first book to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. Read More

Diana Kendall

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Sociology 8th Edition

SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Eighth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, encourage you to question common assumptions, and help you better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Updated with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, this new edition’s reader-friendly presentation teaches you the concepts, methods, and research that will sharpen your “sociological imagination” and help you view the world from a different perspective. Read More

Margaret L. Andersen| Howard F. Taylor| Kim A. Logio

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Package: The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives 6th Edition

The Family Dynamic: Canadian Perspectives provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth, current overview of the constellations of family forms in Canada in the twenty-first century. It broadens students’ understanding of the pluralism of family forms in Canada by including lived experiences in the form of first-person narratives at the beginning of every chapter and real case studies at the end of each chapter, helping future human service workers, social workers, early childhood educators, child and youth care workers, and sociologists understand the wide range of family issues with which they will come into contact. Uniquely, this text paints a vivid picture of family life in this moment in time through comprehensible, straightforward, conversational language that captures students’ imaginations as they explore family forms beyond their own. Read More

Margaret Ward| Marc Belanger

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