For one semester/quarter or two semester/quarter Introductory Sociology courses.John Macionis, like many college students, found his passion and life's work after taking an introductory sociology course. Sociology helped him make sense of the world around him. John shares his enthusiasm, excitement and teaching experience through a clear and engaging writing style that connects with students.This is the introductory sociology text that shows students how sociology is relevant in their daily lives. Sociology, 12/e, has an innovate new design, contemporary and relevant student applications, plus a wealth of supplemental material. This revision elevates Sociology's high standard of excellence, ensuring that it remains one of the foremost comprehensive introductory sociology resources for students and instructors alike.Sociology, 12/E strengthens the Macionis tradition of helping students see sociology in their everyday life!Macionis, John J. is the author of 'Sociology', published 2007 under ISBN 9780136016458 and ISBN 0136016456.