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The Engaged Sociologist
Connecting the Classroom to the Community

Fifth Edition
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264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This fully updated edition of The Engaged Sociologist carries the public sociology movement into the classroom, while at the same time providing an engaging overview of the entire field. It demonstrates how to think sociologically, to develop a sociological eye, and to use sociological tools to become effective participants in a democratic society. Perfect as a supplement for an introductory course, or as a main text for any course that has public sociology at its roots, this inspiring book will serve as a guidebook to any student who is passionate about applying sociological concepts to the world around them.

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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

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Instructor Website

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It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Korgen, The Engaged Sociologist, Fifth Edition.

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank,  is available containing multiple choice questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Respondus electronic test bank,  is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

 

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Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!
Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers: 

  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
  • Additional website resources specific to the book are also included with links to portals for volunteer, job, and internship opportunities, as well as other civic organizations

This is a well organized text and I love the applied sociology sections and activities.

Ms Jessica Moss
Sociology Dept, California St Univ-Fullerton
June 6, 2015

This is an excellent book for a service learning course with a weekly seminar on civic engagement.

Dr Anne Sparks
Social Work, University Of Rio Grande
March 26, 2015

Not teaching Intro to sociology this semester. The readings are pretty good.

Dr LaToya Tavernier
Sociology Dept, Framingham State University
February 4, 2015

A very active approach. It emphasizes the possibility and the need for all of us to take action. Important!

Dr Beverly Bennett
Social Science Dept, Wilbur Wright College
February 4, 2015

Designed to engage students in the community.

Dr Ramona Linville
Humanities and Social Science, Southeastern Community College
January 12, 2015
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:

• Includes many new or expanded discussions of current issues, including: the core commitments of sociology, same sex marriage, global climate change, theories of crime, the Trayvon Martin case, environmental racism, social networking sites, and the U.S education system in world perspective.
• Several new “Sociologists in Action” boxes give fresh examples of how professional sociologists and students are making a difference.
• Exercises and discussion questions have been updated throughout.

KEY FEATURES:

• Coverage of recent real-world events brings sociological concepts to life.
A global perspective, with integrated international examples in each chapter, helps students see how closely they are connected to the global community, as well as to their local and national communities.
• Encourages students to become more active, effective citizens by providing specific actions that students can implement immediately.
• Exercises and projects allow students to connect their sociological knowledge to their campus and the larger community.
• Each chapter contains hands-on data collection exercises (in the form of surveys, interviews, and observations), discussion questions, and library-based research activities.
“Suggestions for Specific Actions” and “Sociologist in Action” features showcase powerful examples of how sociology can be used as a tool for to improve society

This fully updated new edition of The Engaged Sociologists brings students into the public sociology movement as it provides them with an engaging overview of the field of sociology. It teaches students to think sociologically, to develop a sociological eye, and to use sociological tools to become effective participants in a democratic society. Students gain hands-on training in sociology while experiencing civic engagement within their own communities.

 

In this edition,

•             Updated information is integrated throughout the text.

•             Additional content appears in almost all chapters, including new or expanded information on hot topic areas such as same sex marriage, global climate change, the different perspectives of whites and blacks on the Trayvon Martin case, and the relationship between social networking sites and civic engagement.

•             New examples of “Sociologists in Action” provide current illustrations of how sociology students and professional sociologists are using sociology to improve society.

•             New and updated exercises give students an opportunity to put their own sociological knowledge and tools into action.

•             New and revised discussion questions allow student to use sociological tools to better understand their own experiences and how they might impact their society.

 

KEY FEATURES:

 

•             Coverage of recent real-world events, such as the global climate change, the legalization of same sex marriage, and the Treyvon Martin case, brings concepts to life and captures student interest.

•             A global perspective, with integrated international examples in each chapter, helps students see how closely they are connected to the global community, as well as to their local and national communities.

•             A focus on getting involved entices students to become more active, effective citizens by providing specific actions that students can implement immediately, such as throwing a fundraiser, participating in "actions" via the Web, or organizing a forum on campus.

•             Exercises and projects, including more civic engagement exercises, allow students to connect their sociological knowledge to their campus and the larger community.

•             Each chapter contains hands-on data collection exercises (in the form of surveys, interviews, and observations), discussion questions, and library-based research activities.

•             “Suggestions for Specific Actions” and “Sociologist in Action” features showcase powerful examples of how sociology students and professional sociologists use sociology to improve society.

•             Carefully designed discussion questions at the end of every chapter allow students to reflect on what they have learned and relate it to their own experiences and communities.

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


Kathleen Odell Korgen

Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, a comprehensive university in Wayne, New Jersey. Kathleen enjoys teaching her students that sociology is a remarkably useful discipline and highlights how “Sociologists in Action” make a positive impact on society. Her published works on race relations and racial identity include From Black to Biracial, Crossing the Racial Divide, Multiracial Americans and Social Class, Race Policy and Multiracial Americans. Her teaching texts, in addition to Sociology in Action, include Our Social World,  The Engaged Sociologist,  Sociologists in Action, ,... More About Author

Jonathan Michael White

Jonathan M. White, PhD, is director of the Bentley Service Learning Center and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University in Massachusetts. His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization, human rights, and public sociology. Dr. White has received numerous teaching and humanitarian awards. He is the founding director of Sports for Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger, We are Silent, and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors for Free The Children, Peace Through Youth, Me to We, and the Graduation Pledge Alliance.... More About Author

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