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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to Sociology, 5th edition.

The SAGE edge site for Introduction to Sociology by George Ritzer and Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy 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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Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers.   

In the fully updated Fifth Edition of Introduction to Sociology, bestselling author George Ritzer shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, the text illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the “McDonaldization” of society. Packed with current examples and the latest research of how “public” sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today, this new edition encourages students to apply a sociological perspective to their worldview—empowering them to participate in a global conversation about current social problems.     


We gratefully acknowledge George Ritzer and Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Benjamin Drury of Morton College, E. Megan Glancy of North Carolina State University, Susan Wortmann of Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Mariah Jade Zimpfer of Sam Houston State University for developing the ancillaries on this site.