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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Discover Sociology: Core Concepts.

The SAGE edge site for Discover Sociology: Core Concepts by Daina S. Eglitis and William J. Chambliss 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.

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Discover Sociology: Core Concepts explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world—all in a more streamlined format. It is adapted from Discover Sociology, Third Edition and offers in-depth coverage of 12 high-priority topics that are at the core of almost all introductory sociology courses. 

Core Concepts maintains its reader-friendly narrative and the hallmark themes of the parent book, including the unequal distribution of power in society (“Inequality Matters”), the sociological imagination (“Private Lives, Public Issues”), and career skills (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree?”).  A new feature, “Discover and Debate,” shows students how to take effective, evidence-based positions on important social issues, and how to argue in a respectful manner that recognizes the value of different perspectives.


We gratefully acknowledge Daina S. Eglitis and William J. Chambliss for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Mariah Jade Zimpfer of Sam Houston State University for developing the ancillaries on this site.