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Introduction to Sociology- Vantage Digital Option

Fifth Edition


January 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2909-7

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In the fully updated new edition of Introduction to Sociology, bestselling authors George Ritzer and Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy show students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, the text illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the digital world, and the “McDonaldization” of society. (see details below to learn more about the text). Introduction to Sociology, – Vantage Digital Option, Fifth Edition delivers the trusted content from Ritzer and Murphy’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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About Introduction to Sociology, Fifth Edition


Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers.  

In the fully updated new edition of Introduction to Sociology, bestselling authors George Ritzer and Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy show students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, the text illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the digital world, and the “McDonaldization” of society. Packed with current examples and the latest research of how “public” sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today, this new edition encourages students to view the world through a sociological perspective, and to participate in a global conversation about social life in the twenty first century.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
CHAPTER 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY IN THE GLOBAL AGE
 
CHAPTER 2. THINKING SOCIOLOGICALLY
 
CHAPTER 3. RESEARCHING THE SOCIAL WORLD
 
CHAPTER 4. CULTURE
 
CHAPTER 5. SOCIALIZATION AND INTERACTION
 
CHAPTER 6. ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES, AND GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS
 
CHAPTER 7. DEVIANCE AND CRIME
 
CHAPTER 8. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN THE UNITED STATES
 
CHAPTER 9. GLOBAL STRATIFICATION
 
CHAPTER 10. RACE AND ETHNICITY
 
CHAPTER 11. GENDER AND SEXUALITY
 
CHAPTER 12. FAMILIES
 
CHAPTER 13. EDUCATION
 
CHAPTER 14. RELIGION
 
CHAPTER 15. POLITICS AND THE ECONOMY
 
CHAPTER 16. THE BODY, MEDICINE, HEALTH, AND HEALTH CARE
 
CHAPTER 17. POPULATION, URBANIZATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
 
CHAPTER 18. SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND COLLECTIVE ACTION
 
Glossary
 
References: Chapter-Opening Vignettes
 
References: Comprehensive List
 
Index

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, FIFTH EDITION

  • 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.
  • A conceptual foundation for understanding sociology is provided in the first chapter so students can build upon that foundation when they are introduced to different sociological theories.   
  • Strong coverage of sociological theory is presented in an enhanced three-category system that is similar to the approach of most introductory sociology texts, but richer—encompassing classical theories as well as the most important offshoots of those theories developed in recent years.  
  • Contemporary public sociologists, whose works and ideas have entered the national conversation, appear in "Trending" boxes to encourage students to join a public conversation by providing key insights about current sociological issues.
  • Global maps illustrate the global “flows” of people, goods, and ideas in the contemporary world. 

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