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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Our Social World: Condensed, Sixth Edition.
The SAGE edge site for Our Social World: Condensed by Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.
Our Social World: Condensed 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. The award-winning author team organizes the text around the "Social World" model, a conceptual framework that demonstrates the relationships among individuals (the micro level); organizations, institutions, and subcultures (the meso level); and societies and global structures (the macro level). The use of the Social World Model across chapters (represented in a visual diagram in the chapter openers) helps students develop the practice of using three levels of analysis, and to view sociology as an integrated whole, rather than a set of discrete subjects.
The Condensed version is adapted from Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology. The Sixth Edition of the Condensed version is made approximately 30% shorter than the full edition by removing selected boxes, editing the main narrative, and combining four chapters into two (Family/Education, and Politics/Economics).
We gratefully acknowledge Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts, and Kathleen Odell Korgen for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to E. Megan Glancy of North Carolina State University and Liza Neustaetter for developing the ancillaries on this site.
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