Students are drawn to topics of urgent sociological concern by a need to understand the forces that shape their world and their desire to make the world better. It can be challenging, however, for students to link sociological concepts with real-world applications. Living Sociologically: Concepts and Connections, Concise Edition helps students make those connections. This brief, engaging and accessible text offers an innovative, class-tested framework for teaching sociology. The paired concepts approach demonstrates the interdependent ways in which social forces work, encourages students to engage with complexity and contradiction, and provides them with critical, analytical thinking tools. The built-in student study guide is a unique adaptive learning program that will enable students to assess their learning and understanding as they move through the course, and provides feedback and an individualized learning path to help students master the material.