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Polity Press, 1997 - Sociology - 625 pages
A comprehensive overview of the discipline of sociology. This introductory text by an author of international reputation covers the following themes: the relation between the social and the personal, the globalisation of social life and the world in change, and the impact of change on social behaviour and patterns. The text is both comparative and historical in its orientation and deals with gender issues.

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About the author (1997)

Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

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