Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Mar 25, 1999 - Social Science - 128 pages
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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #12)

User Review  - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads

A good short introduction to this interesting and worthwhile field. Read full review

Review: Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #12)

User Review  - Daniel Wright - Goodreads

The interesting thing about sociology as a discipline is that it is, in fact, a body of people of the type that sociologists do studies on. This is one of the many things that Steve Bruce does in this compelling little book. Read full review

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