Sharing their passion!James Henslin has always been able to share the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives.Now adapted for students studying within Australia, this new text has been made even more relevant and engaging to students without sacrificing content. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, the local author team share their passion for sociology, promote sociology to students and entice them to delve deeper into this exciting science.Six central themes run throughout this text: down-to-earth sociology, globalisation, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the growing influence of the mass media on our lives. These themes are especially useful for introducing the controversial topics that make studying sociology such a lively, exciting activity.Sociology is supported by a state-of-the- art resource package including MySocLab. MySocLab gives lecturers and students access to a wealth of resources all geared to meet the individual teaching and learning needs of every instructor and every student. Combining an eBook, video, audio, animations, research support, practice tests, exams, and more, MySocLab engages students and gives them the tools they need to enhance their performance in their studies.