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Best Sociology Books You Must Read

There are countless Sociology courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (11th Edition) (2014)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadNOTE: This book does not include Access Code A Down-to-Earth Approach ¿ James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology in Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 11/e. With his acclaimed “down-to-earth” approach and personal writing style, the author highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imagination so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. In addition to this trademark…
Author(s): James M. Henslin

2. Essentials of Sociology (12th Edition) (2016)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadFor courses in Introductory Sociology highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, author James Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imaginations so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. Six central themes guide students through this concise overview of the discipline: a down-to-earth approach, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives. The has been extensively…
Author(s): James M. Henslin

3. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology (Fifth Edition) (2016)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadThe most relevant textbook for today’s students.The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students care about most―their own. In every chapter, authors Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein use examples from everyday life and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to show the relevance of sociology to our relationships, our jobs, and our future goals. New to the Fifth Edition, two Data Workshops in every chapter give students a chance to apply theoretical concepts to their personal lives and actually do sociology….
Author(s): Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

4. Introduction to Sociology (Seagull Eleventh Edition) (2018)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadAuthoritative coverage, award-winning media, unbeatable price Authored by four leading scholars and teachers, Introduction to Sociology provides an authoritative introduction to basic concepts, major theories, and current research in a streamlined, easy-to-navigate format. A consistent four-part chapter structure makes the reading manageable without sacrificing coverage, while InQuizitive, Norton’s award-winning adaptive learning platform, helps ensure students are mastering the content. At the end of every chapter, a discussion of unanswered questions…
Author(s): Deborah Carr, Anthony Giddens, et al.

5. Looseleaf for Sociology in Modules (2019)

Best Sociology Books You Must Readoffers approachable content in a well-organized, flexible teaching format. The comprehensive program allows instructors to choose the content they’d like to present and introduce it in a layout that students can manage. Connect, the proven online experience, adapts to student’s learning needs, enhancing the understanding of topics and developing their sociological imagination. #454,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1696 in Sociology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Richard T. Schaefer

6. Introduction to Sociology (Ninth Edition) (2013)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadAn affordable, no-nonsense introductory text for today’s students. The Ninth Edition has been reorganized to include only what students need to master the sociological concepts taught in the introductory course. The newly streamlined text highlights the links between macro and micro sociology and includes coverage of the best recent research….
Author(s): Anthony Giddens , Mitchell Duneier, et al.

7. The Real World (Sixth Edition) (2018)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadThe most relevant textbook for today’s students.The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students know best―their own. In every chapter, Ferris and Stein use examples from everyday life and pop culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to show the relevance of sociology to their relationships, jobs, and future goals. Data Workshops in every chapter give students a chance to apply theoretical concepts to their personal lives and actually do sociology. #12,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5 in Sociology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

8. Sociology: A Brief Introduction 13e (2018)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadISBN: 9781260085419 is an International Student Edition of Sociology: A Brief Introduction 13th Editionby Richard T. Schaefer This ISBN 9781260085419 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code.Online Access code (should only be purchased when required by an instructor ) sold separately at ISBN 9781260154344The content of of this title on all formats are the same. Sociology: A Brief Introduction invites students to take sociology with them in their daily lives. This successful student-friendly program includes strong coverage of race, ethnicity, and globalization. The approachable material…
Author(s): Richard T. Schaefer

9. Sociology: A Global Perspective (2014)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadSOCIOLOGY: 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. #292,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5951 in Science & Mathematics #1041 in Sociology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Joan Ferrante

10. SOC (with MindTap, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (New, Engaging Titles from 4LTR Press) (2018)

Best Sociology Books You Must ReadLearn 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…
Author(s): Nijole V. Benokraitis

Best Sociology Books You Must Read

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Revolution in a Chinese Village : Vol. 57: Ten Mile Inn International Library of Sociology D: The Sociology of East Asia.

Author(s): Crook, David; Crook, Isabel
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [distributor, Year: Jan. 2003, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2423190

The Internet Society in China: A 2016 Report

Author(s): Shaojie Liu, Jianmin Wang
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2395264

Postcolonial Maghreb and the Limits of IR

Author(s): Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408501

Citizens and Democracy in Europe: Contexts, Changes and Political Support

Author(s): Sergio Martini, Mario Quaranta
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408730

A Sociology of Shame and Blame: Insiders Versus Outsiders

Author(s): Graham Scambler
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408855

Citizens' Activism and Solidarity Movements

Author(s): Birte Siim, Anna Krasteva, Aino Saarinen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250733

Inventing the EU as a Democratic Polity

Author(s): Claudia Wiesner
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252306

Crisis and Social Regression in Brazil

Author(s): Roberto Véras de Oliveira
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252512

Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field

Author(s): Philippe Sormani (Editor), Guelfo Carbone (Editor), Priska Gisler (Editor)
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2288919

Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable

Author(s): Tina Sikka
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309678

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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