Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach (11th by James M. Henslin

By James M. Henslin

James Henslin stocks the thrill of sociology in "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach". along with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" strategy and private writing variety, the writer highlights the sociology of daily life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, own mirrored image, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological mind's eye to allow them to larger understand how the items of society healthy jointly. as well as this trademark down-to-earth technique, different specified positive factors comprise: comparative views, the globalization of capitalism, and visible shows of sociology.

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S. marriages and divorces over time. Let’s see how symbolic interactionists would use changing symbols to explain this figure. For background, you should understand that marriage used to be a lifelong commitment. A hundred years ago (and less), getting divorced was viewed as immoral, a flagrant disregard for public opinion, and the abandonment of adult responsibilities. Let’s see what changed. The meaning of marriage: Marriage had been based mainly on the obligations and duties that a couple vowed to one another.

The meaning of parenthood: Parents used to have little responsibility for their children beyond providing food, clothing, shelter, and moral guidance. And they needed to do this for only a short time, because children began to contribute to the support of the family early in life. Among many people, parenthood is still like this. In Colombia, for example, children of the poor often are expected to support themselves by the age of 8 or 10. In industrial societies, however, we assume that children are vulnerable beings who must depend on their parents for financial and emotional support for many years—often until they are well into their 20s.

In this book, eating peaches, while the mother bustled and talked: Du Bois analyzes changes that occurred in the social and how Josie had bought the sewing-machine; how Josie economic conditions of African Americans during the thirty worked at service in winter, but that four dollars a month years following the Civil War. was “mighty little” wages; how Josie longed to go away For two summers, while he was a student at Fisk, Du Bois to school, but that it “looked like” they never could get taught in a segregated school in a little log cabin “way back far enough ahead to let her; how the crops failed and in the hills” of rural Tennessee.

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