Discovering Sociology

Discovering Sociology is your sociology textbook for today. It provides students with the tools and motivation to look at the world – and how they fit into it – with a new perspective: the sociological imagination. With a thoughtful and tireless approach, this book presses students to investigate how the everyday world around them – work, family, leisure, politics, media – shapes what it means to be human in this particular time and place.


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Sociology TextbookDiscovering Sociology takes students on a journey from public institutions like work and higher education to the private sphere of intimate family life, paying particular attention to the ways in which social inequality (race, class, gender, and sexuality) is reproduced and challenged in each one. Click here to launch an interactive instant preview.


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More about the author

Jennifer M. Silva is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. Jen earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2010. From 2010-2012, she was a National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Her previous work has explored the transition to adulthood for working-class youth (American Sociological Review, 2012), gender negotiation in the military (Social Forces, 2008), and working-class parenting (Sociological Inquiry, 2010). Jen has written for The New York Times “Great Divide” series, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon.com, and The Boston Review. Her recent book, Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty (Oxford, 2013) has received exceptionally high praise in academia and beyond.

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Table of Contents

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Discovering Sociology

    • Section 1: Awakening the Sociological Imagination
    • Section 2: In Search of Human Freedom and Fulfillment
    • Section 3: Science in Action
    • Section 4: Institutions and the Construction of the Social Self
    • Section 5: Deviance and Social Control
    • Section 6: Intimacy and Private Lives
    • Section 7: Inequality and Mobility in the US
    • Section 8: Sex and Gender
    • Section 9: Race and the Persistence of Racial Inequality
    • Section 10: Culture, Meaning, and Power
    • Closing Remarks

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Table of Contents

Discovering Sociology Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Awakening the Sociological Imagination
  • Section 2: In Search of Human Freedom and Fulfillment
  • Section 3: Science in Action
  • Section 4: Institutions and the Construction of the Social Self
  • Section 5: Deviance and Social Control
  • Section 6: Intimacy and Private Lives
  • Section 7: Inequality and Mobility in the US
  • Section 8: Sex and Gender
  • Section 9: Race and the Persistence of Racial Inequality
  • Section 10: Culture, Meaning, and Power
  • Closing Remarks

Discovering Sociology Features

  • A complete interactive sociology textbook for your online, face to face, or hybrid Introduction to Sociology Course
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  • Printed Instructor Edition included. Contains the complete sociology textbook and all digital assets – so you can do all your course prep offline
  • Auto-graded quizzes & tests integrated into the flow of the webtext
  • Ready-made written assignments and discussion forums – but easy to edit or add your own
  • Video Vignettes – animated movies illustrating key concepts through story telling
  • Web-based tool for video presentation, assessment, and collaboration
  • Integrated videos, keywords, flash cards, self quizzes, references and footnotes, and audio in each section
  • Robust, but easy-to-use administrative features including analytics, grade book, and student access reports
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  • ISBN: 978-0-9911409-4-7
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