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Sociology in Action

Sociology in Action

Third Edition
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Sociology (General)

February 2023 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Sociology in Action, Third Edition is an introductory text that encourages doing sociology through real-world activities that emphasize hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter is written by a specialist in that subject who also shares a passion for active learning. Edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen and Maxine P. Atkinson, this text explains sociology's key concepts and theories, and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed, assignable learning activities that prompt students to think and reflect, observe, analyze, investigate, and apply what they are learning.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package.  
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    SAGE Vantage
    is an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. It’s a learning platform you, and your students, will actually love. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
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Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 1. Training Your Sociological Eye
Kathleen S. Lowney
Chapter 2. Understanding Theory
Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur and Amanda M. Jungels
Chapter 3. Using Research Methods
David E. Rohall
Chapter 4. Recognizing Culture
Amy Sodaro
Chapter 5. Understanding Socialization and Interaction
Rena C. Zito
Chapter 6. Identifying Deviant
Sandra Enos
Chapter 7. Confronting Economic Inequality
Maxine P. Atkinson
Chapter 8. Constructing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Kathleen Odell Korgen
Chapter 9. Recognizing the Importance of Race
Richard A. Zdan
Chapter 10. Understanding Institutions: Politics and the Economy
Carissa Froyum
Chapter 11. Understanding Institutions: Family
Melissa S. Fry
Chapter 12. Understanding Institutions: Education
Amy Irby-Shasanmi
Chapter 13. Experiencing Health, Illness, and Medical Care
Andrea N. Hunt
Chapter 14. Understanding Institutions: Religion
John Chung-En Liu
Chapter 15. Saving the Environment
Wendy M. Christensen
Chapter 16. Changing Society through Social Movements


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"Sociology in Action is perfect for all modes of education (hybrid, face-to-face, online, and flipped classes)."

Jeffrey Lentz
University of North Georgia

"The authors are very clear about what they want to cover. [It] also has great activities to go along with each chapter."

Tabitha Ingle
Georgia State University

"I appreciate that the text identifies one of the core commitments of sociology is to 'do something 'about social injustice."

Jamie Gusrang
Community College of Philadelphia

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