PARAGRAPHIt 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. Recapping the fundamentals in every chapter, each video activity is paired with chapter learning objectives and tied to assessment via SAGE coursepacks. AUDIO : Listen to engaging podcasts and audio resources that supplement and enrich key points within the text.