Welcome to the Companion Site

This site is intended to enhance your use of Mapping the Social Landscape, Eighth Edition, by Susan Ferguson. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Now with SAGE Publishing, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology is one of the most established and widely-used anthologies for Introductory Sociology. Susan J. Ferguson selects, edits, and introduces 58 readings representing a plurality of voices and views within sociology. The selections include classic statements from great thinkers like C. Wright Mills, Karl Marx, Howard Becker, and Max Weber, as well as the works of contemporary scholars who address current social issues. Many of the readings integrate questions of diversity, helping students see the interrelationships among race-ethnicity, social class, and gender, and understand how these relationships have shaped the experiences of all people in society.


We gratefully acknowledge Susan Ferguson for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Gina Cook and Nancy Reeves of Rowan University for creating the ancillaries on this site.