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Discover Sociology

Fifth Edition

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Sociology (General)

May 2021 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What key social forces construct and transform our lives as individuals and as members of society? How does our social world shape us? How do we shape our world?  

Discover Sociology answers these questions as it explores sociology as a discipline of curious and scientific minds. The text is structured around several themes, particularly the unequal distribution of power and authority in all aspects of social life. Going beyond theory and concepts, the authors also demonstrate how studying sociology produces more engaged citizens and opens up a diversity of career paths.

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Chapter 1: Discover Sociology
 
Chapter 2: Discover Sociological Research
 
Chapter 3: Culture and Mass Media
 
Chapter 4: Socialization and Social Interaction
 
Chapter 5: Groups, Organizations, and Bureaucracies
 
Chapter 6: Deviance and Social Control
 
Chapter 7: Social Class and Inequality in the United States
 
Chapter 8: Global Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality
 
Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 10: Gender, Sexuality, and Society
 
Chapter 11: Families and Society
 
Chapter 12: Education and Society
 
Chapter 13: Religion and Society
 
Chapter 14: The State, War, and Terror
 
Chapter 15: Work, Consumption, and the Economy
 
Chapter 16: Health and Medicine
 
Chapter 17: Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
 
Chapter 18: Social Movements and Social Change

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You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • New co-author Susan L. Wortmann brings her expertise as an instructor and scholar of sociological theory, gender, and religion.
  • The text discusses and analyzes many sociologically significant events of 2020, like the economic and social costs of COVID-19, mass demonstrations in response to police brutality, and the crisis of democratic institutions in the U.S.
  • A new chapter-ending feature, “What’s Next?”, considers many of the dramatic events of 2020 and invites students to consider how they might shape society for years to come.
  • Twelve new career profiles (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree”) show the diversity of skills and job opportunities available to sociology students.
  • An increased focus on intersectionality across all chapters expands our understanding of how “Inequality Matters.”
  • The Race and Gender chapters have been reworked to expand the discussion of sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • The social movements and social change chapter has been revamped to encourage students to think critically about the environmental movement and illustrates the concepts with real cases of social movements.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Eye-catching and compelling chapter openers and What Do You Think? questions draw students into the sociological mindset with timely and engaging material designed to ignite lively classroom discussion.
  • Inequality Matters boxes examine a core concern in sociology—power—and offer students a critical perspective on how power is distributed, reproduced, and exercised in society.
  • Private Lives, Public Issues boxes illustrate the relationship between individual lives and the social forces that shape them.
  • Behind the Numbers boxes help students become critical consumers of information by prompting them to examine the sources of and assumptions around data that stream into their lives.
  • Global Society boxes help students to develop a fuller understanding of their lives, communities, and country in an interconnected, interdependent, and multicultural international environment—and to see how other countries around the world are experiencing societal changes and challenges.
  • What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree? features recent graduates who links the skills they acquired as majors to specific occupational fields and job titles.
  • New co-author Susan L. Wortmann brings her expertise as an instructor and scholar of sociological theory, gender, and religion.

  • The text discusses and analyzes many sociologically significant events of 2020, like the economic and social costs of COVID-19, mass demonstrations in response to police brutality, and the crisis of democratic institutions in the U.S.

  • A new chapter-ending feature, “What’s Next?”, considers many of the dramatic events of 2020 and invites students to consider how they might shape society for years to come.

  • Twelve new career profiles (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree”) show the diversity of skills and job opportunities available to sociology students.

  • An increased focus on intersectionality across all chapters expands our understanding of how “Inequality Matters.”

  • The Race and Gender chapters have been reworked to expand the discussion of sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.

  • The social movements and social change chapter has been revamped to encourage students to think critically about the environmental movement and illustrates the concepts with real cases of social movements.

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