Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, Fifth Canadian Edition, is a cutting-edge book thathighlights the relevance of sociology to students' lives. Highly engaging, it balances theory and application by including a diversity of classical and contemporary theory, interesting andrelevant research, and lived experiences that accurately mirror the diversity in society itself. Praised for their writing style, authors Jane Murray and Rick Linden show students that sociology involves important questions and issues that they confront both personally and vicariously (for example, through the media). With predominantly Canadian content, each chapter examines a social issue from various theoretical perspectives: foundational theory, the most relevant contemporary theory,and a critical theory. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials captures the excitement of this new era and aims to help students understand how sociological theory and research can be applied to both everyday life and the pressing social issues we face in a rapidly changing world.