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Introduction to Sociology

Authors

Heather Griffiths
Fayetteville State University
Nathan Keirns
Zane State College
Eric Strayer
Hartnell College
Susan Cody-Rydzewski
Georgia Perimeter College
Gail Scaramuzzo
Lackawanna College
Tommy Sadler
Union University
Sally Vyain
Ivy Tech Community College
Jeff Bry
Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead
Faye Jones
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Edition 1
(rev. 1943)

This book is written for you and is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous sociologists. In today’s global socially networked world, the topic of sociology is more relevant than ever before. We hope that through this book, you will learn how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world. In this book, you will find applications of sociology concepts that are relevant, current, and balanced. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways.

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.

Introduction to Sociology 2e by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0.

To purchase a print version of this textbook, please visit openstax.org.

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