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The myth of individualism : how social forces shape our lives

Author: Peter L Callero
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: The Myth of Individualism offers a concise introduction to sociology and sociological thinking. This engaging supplemental text challenges the dominant belief that human behavior is the result of free choices made by autonomous actors. Drawing upon personal stories, historical events and sociological research, Callero shows how powerful social forces shape individual lives in subtle but compelling ways.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Callero
ISBN: 9780742599895 0742599892 9780742599901 0742599906 9780742599918 0742599914
OCLC Number: 406945170
Description: x, 175 pages : facsimile ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Individualism: the power of a myth --
2: Becoming a person: the power of symbols --
3: Conformity and disobedience: the power of the group --
4: Family matters: the power of social class --
5: Globalization: the power of capitalism --
6: From "me" to "we": the power of collective action --
Conclusion --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Peter L. Callero.

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Synopsis: The Myth of Individualism offers a concise introduction to sociology and sociological thinking. This engaging supplemental text challenges the dominant belief that human behavior is the result of free choices made by autonomous actors. Drawing upon personal stories, historical events and sociological research, Callero shows how powerful social forces shape individual lives in subtle but compelling ways.

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Peter Callero has written an engaging and entertaining introduction to sociological concepts and theories. It is accessible to undergraduate students including those in introductory sections. He has Read more...

 
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