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Uncovering social life : critical perspectives from sociology

Author: Chris Shilling; Philip A Mellor
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
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In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that 'all that is solid melts into air', the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created and maintained assumes renewed urgency. Uncovering Social Life: Critical Perspectives from Sociology explores how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017033555
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Shilling; Philip A Mellor
ISBN: 9781315678153 1315678152 9781317390336 1317390334 9781317390312 1317390318
OCLC Number: 1015674798
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The problem of order --
The problem of change --
Bodies and health --
Sex, gender and sexuality --
Employment --
Finance --
New social media and the internet --
Technology --
Religion --
Governance --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Chris Shilling and Phillip A. Mellor.

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In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that 'all that is solid melts into air', the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created and maintained assumes renewed urgency. Uncovering Social Life: Critical Perspectives from Sociology explores how contemporary institutional changes erode existing social relationships and identities but also create space for opposition to, or creative adaptation of, these broader shifts--back cover.

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