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  - Tom - Goodreads

Does what it says on the tin, good introduction to the main theories of sociology with the authors own views on research and study within the field. He does disagree with the post modernist/relativist ... Read full review

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

User Review  - E. Newby - Goodreads

This über-concise book delivers on it title promise. It's a high-speed drive-by survey of a complex and contentious field of study. It did have me at times wishing the author would pump the breaks now ... Read full review

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