Cultural Relevance rating: 3 Though book is not culturally offensive, it could be more culturally inclusive, particularly in the examples and illustrations. Following are the definitions of sociology by different authors. About this Item: Worth Publishers, Incorporated. Each chapter is organized in a clear fashion and I think students would get used to the style and format of the chapters as they used this book. Interface rating: 3 I had no problems with the interface. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover.
But it's fun to pull it apart with students. However, the clarity of the content is uneven. Students unfamiliar with sociological or social scientific writing should not be overwhelmed by this textbook. In this stage new learning combines with old to continue the process of developmental or professional socialization. This is quite simply the best intro sociology text ever. Its 21 chapters cover a vast array of topics of interest to sociologists, and include some that are often left out of other texts I have used, such as Global Inequality. However, I feel it should still be close to the match and not too far off the realm so that they are not overwhelmed with matches so I am not sure how plausible this would be.
Students really appreciate the free textbook. So while I could pull out pieces for use on a free-standing basis, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Clarity rating: 4 This is a strength as well as a weakness in the text. Cultural Relevance rating: 4 I think, overall, the text did a reasonable job with this - - including coverage with pictures, examples, etc. We study the problems in society because we want to make it better. Grammatical Errors rating: 5 Fine. The text us easy to read, understand, and navigate. I think this is important for all students to know and understand.
Interface rating: 5 I really appreciate the linked content from the table of contents which makes finding the material for reading assignments very easy. The examples used were relevant and sensitive to the viewpoints of others. This should be a simple fix to change out the content as needed. The process of learning a new ways of life is called re-socialization. My only complaint about this is that in one search it came back with 8 matches and another time it came back with 11.
While this is always a problem, I do not have the luxury of telling them to refer to a specific section of the text for information they missed in class. Why is media before stratification, race, and gender? The topics that are addressed in the chapters are current. He must make up his mind whether he wishes to perish in a third world war or participate in a workable society of nations. During this stage adolescence participate in Anticipatory socialization. Find your friends on Facebook.
I'm happy this resource is available practically cost-free for my students and I appreciate the instructor resources and hope they will be expanded over time. While I can appreciate length-constraints, there are a considerable number of topics i feel could use more explanation in order to make the concepts accessible to introductory students. Following are the four types of socialization, primary socialization, anticipatory socialization, professional or developmental socialization and re-socialization. This is not a text with a point of view or an overall argument. Consistency rating: 5 This text is very consistent throughout the chapters and makes it easy for each student to relate the different sociological concepts to the relevant discussion at hand.
Cultural Relevance rating: 5 The text is very culturally relevant. They helped breaking up long pieces of text in addition to providing interesting examples. Developmental socialization: This kind of learning is based on the achievements of primary socialization. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
Given that it is completely open, the interface is fine. Globalization could be a better chapter, and the inequality part could be included in the stratification section. Following are some of the importance. . Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s.
Clarity rating: 4 The text is very accessible to the undergraduate student. This text is highly consistent in terms of terminology and the framework. I was able to easily click on the match and go to those pages. At the end of each section, there are practice quizzes, reflection questions and a glossary of concepts. I have seen other textbooks other than this one where this has been placed in a non-organize fashion and it makes it much harder for students to understand and relate the theoretical perspectives on each topic. The materials are objectively presented in reflecting current cultural values while allowing the instructor to interject additional materials supplementing the presentation of the materials. I do not find the example of the Parrotheads to be relevant to today's students, and some of the technology pictures are already outdated.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Accuracy rating: 3 The accuracy is average, although it is slightly below average in some parts. Consistency rating: 5 The textbook is consistent with use of terms and does not mistakenly use terms interchangeably which can create confusion for students. In this respect, reading the book is a bit like reading Wikipedia: everything is there, but the arrangement seems purely conventional, and without much of an overall design beyond tradition and convention. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s.