Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Social Problems, First Edition!

Social Problems will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to increase learning, retention, and engagement with course material. Written by the best-selling author team who brought you Sociology in Action, this innovative new text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter explains key concepts and theories in social problems and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. The comprehensive Activity Guide that accompanies the text provides everything you need to assign, carry out, and assess the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Maxine P. Atkinson, Kathleen Odell Korgen, and Mary Nell Trautner for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Mariah Jade Zimpfer (Sam Houston State University), Marwa Moaz, Rachel Lovis (University of Illinois, Chicago), and Daniel Herda (Merrimack College) for developing the resources on this site.