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Society: The Basics

Society: The Basics Author(s): John J. Macionis

Difference between 14th and 13th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 14th and 13th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 2 years (2016 vs 2014).
  • Macionis' Society: The Basics textbook was originally published in 1991.
  • Major additions in the 14th Edition are summarized below:
  • Chapter 1:
    • Recent research on how college attendance relates to social class, ethnicity, and age.
    • Gay marriage in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Chapter 2:
    • New global map demonstrating the rate of foreign-born population around the world.
    • New Global Snapshot shows the use of most widely spoken language in the world as first and second languages.
  • Chapter 3: Osagie Obasogie?s study on how blind people understand race.
  • Chapter 6:
    • Epigenetic theory of homosexuality.
    • Alarmingly high rate of suicide among transgender people.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Analysis of arrest patterns for person crimes (robberies, rape, assaults, domestic violence) and property crimes (burglary, robbery, larceny) by age, gender, racial/ethnic group.
    • Statistically based investigation of the death penalty application.
  • Chapter 8:
    • The latest trends in Wall Street CEOs pay.
    • Up-to-date information about racial disparities in home-ownership, the rates of four-year college degree completion for students from various social classes
    • Current data on rate of homelessness and socio-economic mobility.
  • Chapter 10: Discussion about Mo'ne Davis, a first girl in Little League World Series history to pitch a winning game.
  • Chapter 11:
    • Research demonstrating a long-term increased tolerance to alcohol among college students.
    • Discussion of police acts of violence against African Americans, including the 2014 shooting by police of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.
  • Chapter 12: Discussion about income inequality as key problem in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Chapter 14: Discussion about gender differences in prevalence of eating disorders, controversy of euthanasia, the relationship between poverty and lack of medical care.
  • Chapter 15: Discussions about the declining size of the Earth's tropical rain-forests, worldwide urbanization in low-income areas, and changes in water use.
14th Edition of
Society: The Basics
Loose Leaf, 592 pages
ISBN-10: 0134158024
ISBN-13: 9780134158020
Published by: Pearson, January 23, 2016
Paperback, 592 pages
ISBN-10: 0134206320
ISBN-13: 9780134206325
Published by: Pearson, January 15, 2016
with SocLab access card
Paperback, 566 pages
ISBN-10: 0134226992
ISBN-13: 9780134226996
Published by: Pearson, January 25, 2016
13th Edition of
Society: The Basics
Paperback, 648 pages
ISBN-10: 0205982514
ISBN-13: 9780205982516
Published by: Pearson, January 12, 2014
12th Edition of
Society: The Basics
Paperback, 552 pages
ISBN-10: 0205898912
ISBN-13: 9780205898916
Published by: Pearson, June 08, 2012

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