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Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin modern standard Chinese , Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college. Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences.
Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant.
Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. Sociology : A Brief Introduction. Alex Thio. Highlights of the new editionFour new sections in each chapter examine sociology's connection to the world around us: Sociological Frontier analyzes current social changes and trends. For example: "Who Gets Tattoos and Why? For example: "Is the U. Losing Its World Leadership?
For example: "Unleash the Power of Nice.
Sociology: A Brief Introduction
Unique for its blend of style and substance, this introductory text uses a balanced and systematic application of sociological theory throughout to help students see the difference between myths and realities about society. Provides integrated coverage of feminist views on various social issues and the contributions of feminist theorists. An exceptional number of social maps, graphs, and tables, offer many opportunities for quantitative analysis. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment.
Sociology : A Brief Introduction: International Edition
Sociology:A Brief Introduction: International Edition