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Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which to view the world.

For the 5th edition, Kathleen Korgen joins Jeanne Ballantine and Keith Roberts as a co-author.  Kathleen will help make the 5th edition more accessible and more engaging with current examples. Further, Kathleen will help to develop the theme of public/practical sociology, an area of particular expertise for her.


We gratefully acknowledge Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Nancy-Ann Reeves of Rowan University and Elizabeth Luizzi for developing the ancillaries on this site.