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Real-Life Sociology

A Canadian Approach

by (author) Anabel Quan-Haase & Lorne Tepperman

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2021
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price

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Balancing theory and real-world examples to bring sociology to life.

Real-Life Sociology integrates a theoretical approach with readable and relatable examples, providing an engaging and thought-provoking introduction to the core concepts and issues in Canadian sociology today. Keeping pace with our complex and changing society, this text tackles pertinent topics such as social media movements, climate change, precarious job markets, global pandemics, and transgender rights to help today's students make sense of the world around them.

About the authors

Anabel Quan-Haase's profile page

Lorne Tepperman is a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Sociology. He served as chair of the Department of Sociology between 1997–2003 and has authored and co-authored on topics that include social mobility, crime and deviance, gender, family, and Social Problems. He has given talks around the world on the power of social science and has won recognition for his skills in teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

"[Real-Life Sociology] is comprehensive, covering everything that needs to be covered. It also applies the concepts effectively, with popular, easy to grasp examples." -- Marcella Siqueira Cassiano, Concordia University of Edmonton

"Real-Life Sociology introduces sociological theory in an accessible format for students of all levels providing unique insights into real-life applications that will connect with students' lived experiences." -- Kelsey Leonard, Six Nations Polytechnic

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