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Sociology in Action

Third Edition
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March 2023 | 448 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.

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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
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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  • Test banks
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  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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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
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, 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. Learn more.
  • Includes only perspectives and midrange theories that relate directly to the subject matter in each chapter.
  • New Doing Sociology, Discussion Questions, and Sociologists in Action features (each including a discussion question). All Doing Sociology learning activities in the text are now assignable activities in Vantage.
  • Some Doing Sociology activities prompt students to analyze and interpret data from charts, tables, and maps in the text. The Third Edition contains more of these activities that can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
  • Without adding to their length, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, including, but not limited to, new or updated coverage of:
    • The January 6 insurrection, political polarization, and instability
    • The Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions on individuals and society
    • The latest issues facing the LGBTQ community, people of color, immigrants, and refugees
    • Student loan debt
    • Climate change
    • The connections among social position, place and health, and life expectancy
    • The relationship between sociological knowledge and democracy
KEY FEATURES:
  • Each chapter is contributed by an expert in that subject who also uses active learning techniques in his or her classroom.
  • Several Doing Sociology learning activities in each chapter provide instructors with an abundance of ready-to-use activities for a wide range of instructional settings.
  • Choose from a variety of activity types including personal reflection, content and data analysis, collaboration and group activities, observations, and short guided-research projects.
  • Consider This discussion questions encourage students to think more deeply about concepts for in-class discussions or assignments.
  • Sociologists in Action boxes spotlight the work of a student or a professional sociologist to illustrate how students can use sociological tools to make a positive impact on society.
  • Chapter Summaries emphasize key chapter content as a quick study reference, helping reinforce material.
  • Check Your Understanding questions help students stop and self-assess whether they comprehend the key points of every section.
  • Key terms and a glossary reinforce and define concepts to encourage on-the-spot comprehension.
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