John’s Journey

john-journeyJohn J. Macionis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began studying engineering at Cornell University before majoring in sociology and earning a bachelor’s degree. John received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mission Statement

Welcome to the John Macionis website, which encourages us to see the path to change. Perhaps you are a college or university teacher, perhaps you are a student, but almost certainly you are a person concerned about the state of our world.

E-Learning Resources

E-Learning ResourcesThe goal of all our publishing has always been quality without compromise. To achieve this objective, I am personally involved in all aspects of developing our texts. Beyond doing all the writing, I work on design and production, which includes the selection of all images.

Macionis Textbooks/Learning Materials

  • SOCIOLOGY, 15th Edition
  • Society: The Basics, 13th Edition
  • SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Sixth Edition
  • Sociology, 8th Canadian Edition
  • Society: The Basics, 5th Canadian Edition
  • Seeing Ourselves, 8th Edition
  • Cities And Urban Life, Sixth Edition
  • Sociology : A Global Introduction
  • Sociology - Global 15th Edition

Textbooks and E-Learning Material

Resource for change

Sociology textbooks and E-learning material. For more than thirty years, John's books have been the most popular sociology texts because they engage students and turn them into active and critical members of our society...

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Sociological Links Library

You will find links to dozens of organizations that generate useful information for people who are trying to change the world in one way or another. Find those that interest you to learn more...

American Demographics
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Association
Amnesty International
Annual Review of Sociology
Anti-Defamation League
Bartlett's Quotations
Black/African Resources

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Profiles of Powerful Sociologists

Learn more about a number of the most influential men and women who have shaped the discipline of sociology and changed the world...

Max Weber
C. Wright Mills
George Herbert Mead
Karl Marx
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Carol Gilligan
Emile Durkheim
W. E. B. Du Bois
Auguste Comte

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