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Sociology- Vantage Learning Platform

Sociology- Vantage Learning Platform
Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

14th Edition

July 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Fourteenth Edition

In the Fourteenth Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David Newman shows students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar”—to step back and see organization and predictability in their personal experiences. With his approachable writing style and lively anecdotes, the author’s goal from the first edition has been the same: to write a textbook that “reads like a real book.” 

About Sociology - Vantage Learning Platform, Fourteenth Edition 

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Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Fourteenth Edition is offered 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. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Preface to the 14th Edition
About the Author
Chapter 1 • Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Chapter 2 • Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
Chapter 3 • Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Chapter 4 • Building Order: Culture and History
Chapter 5 • Building Identity: Socialization
Chapter 6 • Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Chapter 7 • Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Chapter 8 • Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Chapter 9 • The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
Chapter 10 • The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Chapter 11 • The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 12 • The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Chapter 13 • Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
Chapter 14 • Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society


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.
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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Penn State Scranton

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Ohio University

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Merced College

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University of Scranton

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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San Jacinto College

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Boise State University

“…[It’s] easy to read, it’s just straightforward.

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Stockton University
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    • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.  
    • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success. 
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    • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.   
    • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video activities—build critical thinking and data literacy  while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
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  • Personal vignettes engage students and show them how sociology affects everyday life.
  • Research features expose students to the importance and application of social science research.
  • Micro-Macro Connection boxes demonstrate how individual experiences connect to broader cultural, institutional, and structural phenomena.
  • Chapter-ending learning aids, including summaries, “Your Turn” exercises, highlights, and key terms, help readers master important concepts.
  • For students considering medical careers and preparing for the MCAT exam, the book contains many substantive examples from medicine and health care, including jargon used by medical professionals, the medicalization of deviance, impression management by hospital physicians, “back stage” conversation among doctors and nurses, the medical and social penalties for obesity, gender inequality in health care, U.S. health care reform, and global public health issues.

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.

Fully updated to address recent developments that have had an impact on sociological thought and everyday social life, such as:
  • the global coronavirus pandemic, which has caused millions of deaths worldwide and touched the lives of nearly every person on the planet.
  • disruptions in the economy indicated by employment rates, hiring and wage trends, home foreclosures, and personal spending patterns.
  • new incidents of racially or ethnically connected violence
  • debates over immigration and the southern U.S. border
  • new scientific evidence about the rate of global climate change
All graphic exhibits have been updated and some changed from statistical tables to more readable charts and graphs, making trends and relationships more obvious.

New statistical information is drawn from the most recent data from sources such as the United Nations, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Population Reference Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Pew Research Center.

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