Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader

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Authors : Margaret L. Andersen; Kim A. Logio; Howard F. Taylor


624 Pages  Paperback 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2005

©2016, Published


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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fifth Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, interest, and accessibility to students. The book includes the most up-to-date selection available-32 of the 62 articles are... more


This reader presents a contemporary collection of articles for introductory sociology courses, selected for their interest and readability. As always, the editors have included the top names in the field.

UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fifth Edition, provides a comprehensive analysi... more

New to this Edition

Thirty-two new articles refresh and update the contents of the book.

This edition focuses on new topics that relate to student interests, including climate change, hooking up culture, low-wage work, marriage and motherhood, food sustainability, and even an analysis of football concussion injuries a... more