The bestselling Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction is back in a highly anticipated second edition. Taking a refreshing look at the discipline through extensive use of first-person narratives, the text inspires students to see sociology in everyday life. Beginning with theorigins of the discipline, the authors examine how sociology helps make sense of traditional topics - such as family, deviance, culture - and contemporary issues such as immigration, health care, and gender and sexuality. Promoting an understanding of core sociological concepts, the new editionchallenges students to think differently about sociology.
John Steckley is a professor of sociology and has taught at Humber College for over 20 years. A specialist in Aboriginal languages, culture, and history, John has worked as a consultant for CBC's Canada: A People's History in addition to publishing over 200 journal articles and 6 text books.Guy Kirby Letts has a PhD in sociology and anthropology and has taught in the Laurentian University program at Georgian College. He is also the author of numerous scholarly articles for academic journals and volumes.
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