Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Discover Sociology, Fifth Edition!

What key social forces construct and transform our lives as individuals and as members of society? How does our social world shape us? How do we shape our world? 

Discover Sociology answers these questions as it explores sociology as a discipline of curious and scientific minds. The text is structured around several themes, particularly the unequal distribution of power and authority in all aspects of social life. Going beyond theory and concepts, the authors also demonstrate how studying sociology produces more engaged citizens and opens up a diversity of career paths.

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


We gratefully acknowledge Daina S. Eglitis, William J. Chambliss, and Susan L. Wortmann for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Laura Krull of St. Norbert College for developing the resources on this site.