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Critical sociology

Author: Steven M Buechler
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated, and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Buechler
ISBN: 9781612056418 1612056415 9781612056258 1612056253
OCLC Number: 863632657
Notes: Revised edition of the author's Critical sociology published in 2008.
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How to think sociologically --
The legacy of the discipline --
Toward a critical sociology --
A late capitalist world --
The state of the state --
A mass-mediated world --
The crucible of class --
The social construction of race --
Gendered selves and worlds --
The emergence of the individual --
How we become who we are --
The sociology of everyday life --
The challenge of globalization --
The role of social movements --
The case for democracy.
Responsibility: Steven M. Buechler.

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