Summary: The intro textbook that keeps students reading. Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place - the everyday world - and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students' daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their ...show morerole in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society. New to the Ninth Edition: #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; all statistical information and all contemporary illustrative examples have been updated to keep the book as fresh as possible both from the students' and instructors' perspectives #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; micro-macro connections help students better understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; research features expose students to the importance and functionality of social scientific research #xE2;#xAC;#xA2; visual essays have been strategically changed to provide a fresh perspective ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 9TH 12
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