For courses in Introductory SociologySee sociology in everyday lifeSociology empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens, helping them better understand their own lives and the world we all share. John Macionis, author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades, takes students step by step through the theories and research that make up the discipline, helping them to find and use the science of social behavior in everyday life. In addition to extensively updated data, the Sixteenth Edition offers engaging discussions of hot-button contemporary topics such as the increased proliferation of social media as well as expanded coverage of race, class, and gender. MySocLab not included. Students, if MySocLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.MySocLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.