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Essentials of Sociology - Vantage Digital Option

Fourth Edition


January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Essentials of Sociology – Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE Vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands. 

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About Essentials of Sociology, Fourth Edition
Show students the relevance of sociology to their lives. Adapted from Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, this text provides students with a rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format.

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Key Features of Essentials of Sociology, Second Edition
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE Vantage platform, linked through SAGE Coursepacks) is curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to diverse learners, featuring animated concept videos, as well as licensed AP news clips.

  • The text focuses on several themes that help define social life today: 
    • Globalization—the flow of people, goods, institutions, and ideas across national borders. 
    • Consumer Culture—the meaning attached to getting and using material goods. 
    • Digital Living—social life mediated by digital technologies. 
  • Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including genealogy websites, Uber, Bitcoin, Tinder, the #MeToo movement, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberbullying.
  • New topics in the “Trending” boxes demonstrate the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter. Featured authors include:
    • Robert Wuthnow (The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America)
    • Adam Reich and Peter Bearman (Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart)
    • Bruce Western (Homeward: Life in the Year after Prison)
    • Arlene Stein (Unbound: Transgender Men and Remaking of Identity)
    • Tressie McMillan Cottom (Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy)
    • Zevnep Tufekci (Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest)
    • Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land)
    • Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina)
    • Caitlyn Collins (Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving)
    • Jonathan Metzl (Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland)
  • New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including:
    the 2016 U.S. election
    • Brexit
    • the global growth of ISIS
    • climate change
    • further segmentation of wealthy Americans as the "super rich"
    • transgender people in the U.S. armed forces 
    • charter schools
    • the legalization of marijuana
    • the Flint water crisis
    • fourth-wave feminism

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