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Sociology : the basics

Author: Kenneth Plummer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Basics (Routledge (Firm))
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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics examines: *The scope, history and purpose of sociology *Ways of understanding 'the social' *The state of the world we live in today *Suffering and social inequalities *Key tools for researching and thinking about 'the social' *The impact of new technologies. The reader is encouraged to think  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Plummer
ISBN: 9780415472050 0415472059 9780415472067 0415472067
OCLC Number: 406171762
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: In a world I never made --
Thinking the social --
Teeming social life --
Standing on the shoulders of giants --
Cultivating sociological imaginations --
Engaging the empirical --
Suffering inequalities --
Why sociology? --
Conclusion : the sociological imagination: twenty theses --
Appendix : epigrammatic imagination --
twenty-five little wisdoms to ponder.
Series Title: Basics (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Ken Plummer.
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