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The Engaged Sociologist

The Engaged Sociologist
Connecting the Classroom to the Community

Sixth Edition

August 2019 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop.

This concise text carries the public sociology movement into the introductory sociology classroom. While teaching students to think sociologically and to develop a sociological eye, it also demonstrates how sociology can be used as a tool for improving society.  As they explains the discipline's basic theories and concepts, the authors provide many examples of "engaged" sociologists who are working to solve some of society's most intractable problems. Through a number of exercises and projects in every chapter, students are encouraged to become engaged in their own communities. The authors put their own commitment to public sociology into action by donating 10% of their royalties to a non-profit organization that works to alleviate social injustice.

Preface: A Note From the Authors to the Students Reading This Book
Chapter 1. The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Among Sociology, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Chapter 2. Founders and Foundations of Sociology: Theory
Chapter 3. How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Sociological Methods
Chapter 4. Creating Civic Engagement Versus Creating Apathy: Culture
Chapter 5. Learning How to Act in Society: Socialization
Chapter 6. Deviant Behavior and Social Movements
Chapter 7. Big Money Doesn’t Always Win: Stratification and Social Class
Chapter 8. What Does a “Typical American” Look Like Today? Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 9. Sex, Gender, and Power
Chapter 10. Social Institutions: Family and Economy
Chapter 11. Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion
Chapter 12. The Engaged Sociologist in Action
About the Authors


Student Study Site
Links for all websites referenced in the Exercises and "Suggestions for Further Action."

Chapters are short, concise, to the point, and accurate--all are hard to find in one text!

Dr Danielle Docka-Filipek
Sociology/Anthropology Dept, Univ of Minnesota-Duluth
May 25, 2023

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