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.
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New co-author Susan L. Wortmann brings her expertise as an instructor and scholar of sociological theory, gender, and religion.
The text discusses and analyzes many sociologically significant events of 2020, like the economic and social costs of COVID-19, mass demonstrations in response to police brutality, and the crisis of democratic institutions in the U.S.
A new chapter-ending feature, “What’s Next?”, considers many of the dramatic events of 2020 and invites students to consider how they might shape society for years to come.
Twelve new career profiles (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree”) show the diversity of skills and job opportunities available to sociology students.
An increased focus on intersectionality across all chapters expands our understanding of how “Inequality Matters.”
The Race and Gender chapters have been reworked to expand the discussion of sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.
The social movements and social change chapter has been revamped to encourage students to think critically about the environmental movement and illustrates the concepts with real cases of social movements.