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Discover Sociology - Vantage Learning Platform

Discover Sociology - Vantage Learning Platform

Fifth Edition

July 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2143-5

About Discover Sociology, Fifth Edition

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.

About Discover Sociology, Fifth Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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Discover Sociology is an introductory text that describes the various forms of power and authority in all aspects of social life, demonstrates why inequality matters, and shows how studying sociology can benefit your students as engaged citizens and in their careers. Discover Sociology - Vantage Digital Option, Fifth Edition delivers the trusted content from Daina S. Eglitis, William J. Chambliss, and Susan Linn Wortmann’s text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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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 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


Instructor Resource Site

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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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.

Student Study 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.

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  • 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.

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