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Acclaimed by instructors and students alike for its fresh, innovative approach to the discipline, Elements of Sociology is back and better than ever in this brand new third edition. Narratives, anecdotes, and a wealth of examples and illustrations challenge students to think differently not only about sociology, but also about the social world that surrounds them.
John Steckley, professor of sociology and anthropology for more than 20 years at Humber College, is the author of over a dozen books and 200 articles in scholarly journals. A specialist in Aboriginal languages, culture, and history (and reportedly the last known speaker of the Wyandot [or Huron] language), he has worked as a consultant on CBC's Canada: A People's History.
Guy Kirby Letts has taught at Humber College, Georgian College, Simon Fraser University, and York University. He holds a BA in sociology from the University of Calgary, an MA in sociology and anthropology from SFU, and is currently completing his PhD in sociology at York University. His research interests include contemporary social, cultural, and political theory; popular culture and mass media; and consumption and consumerism. He is currently the executive director of the Centre for the Study of the Human Condition (CSHC) and teaches in the Department of Sociology at Laurentian University.
"The chapters are eye-catching and informative, but organized in a way that makes it easy to grasp the main concepts." --Amanda Zavitz, Fanshawe College
"This is an exceptional text in every way - it is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant. It fully engages students and challenges them to think in new ways about the social world. It is full of practical tools and applications to help students develop not only an appreciation for the discipline, but also the capacity for critical reflection." --Alison Dunwoody, University of Alberta