Giddens, Sutton:

Sociology, 8th Edition

Instructor Companion Site

Welcome to the Instructor Companion Site for

Sociology, 8th Edition

Welcome to the Web site for Sociology, Eighth Edition by Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton. This Web site gives you access to the rich tools and resources available for this text. You can access these resources in two ways:

  1. Using the menu at the top, select a chapter. A list of resources available for that particular chapter will be provided.

  2. Using the menu at the top, select a resource. This will allow you to access a particular resource section. You will then have the option of selecting resources within the section or going directly to a specific chapter.

This website also supports Sociology: Introductory Readings and Essential Concepts in Sociology – the perfect complement to the main textbook.


The reader, in its third edition, offers a stimulating and wide-ranging set of readings for students approaching sociology for the first time. It will be an essential resource for anyone who wishes to engage with the scope of sociological thought today.


Essential Concepts in Sociology is a clear and jargon-free book that introduces a careful selection of essential concepts that have helped to shape sociology, and others that continue to do so. Organized in ten thematic sections, it offers a more detailed and contextually rich – yet still handily accessible – dictionary-style resource providing a reliable route map for a rapidly changing world.


You can find out more about the reader and the concepts books by clicking the links above.


To see all of Polity’s sociology resources for later stages of undergraduate degrees and graduate courses, visit our Sociology subject page.