PART I - THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY
1. The Sociological Perspective
2. Sociological Investigation
PART II - THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY
6. Social Interaction in Everyday Life
7. Groups and Organizations
8. Sexuality and Society
PART III - SOCIAL INEQUALITY
10. Social Stratification
11. Social Class in the United States
12. Global Stratification
13. Gender Stratification
14. Race and Ethnicity
15. Aging and the Elderly
PART IV - SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
16. The Economy and Work
17. Politics and Government
21. Health and Medicine
PART V - SOCIAL CHANGE
22. Population, Urbanization, and Environment
23. Collective Behavior and Social Movements
24. Social Change: Traditional, Modern, and Postmodern Societies
John J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University
and a doctorate in sociology from the University of
John Macionis' publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education.
In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and Urban Life (Pearson). Macionis' most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson).
John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college's multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college's faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students.
In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks.
Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He writes, "I am an ambitious traveler, eager to learn and, through the texts, to share much of what I discover with students, many of whom know little about the rest of the world. For me, traveling and writing are all dimensions of teaching. First, and foremost, I am a teacher-a passion for teaching animates everything I do."
At Kenyon, Macionis teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each of his classes to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
The Macionis family-John, Amy, and children McLean and Whitney-live on a farm in rural Ohio. In his free time, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York's Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.