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The Real World shows students how personally relevant sociology can be with a clever mix of popular culture, everyday life, and extensive student activities. Professors describe the book as hip and accessible, and students love the authors contemporary examples and emphasis on students experiences. The Real World is the only book to integrate Data Workshops into every chap...more
Paperback, 493 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 19th 2008)
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Betsy McGee
Ok, I don't usually include textbooks on my list of books I've read, but since I have read LITERALLY every single word in this book, I'm including it.

It's a great book, easy to read and understand, with lots of "real world" anecdotes.
Billie Pritchett
The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology is an introductory textbook on sociology. Having no real knowledge of sociology, I decided to read this textbook to learn more about this social science. The book was helpful in explaining sociology, which is defined by the authors as "[t:]he systematic or scientific study of human society and social behavior, from large-scale institutions and mass culture to small groups and individual interactions" (p. G12). Although the book was edifying in explain...more
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