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Haralambos & Holborn Sociology
Themes And Perspectives
Haralambos - 2014-01-01
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This eighth edition of Sociology Themes and Perspectives provides a comprehensive introduction to sociology for A-level and undergraduate students. This essential resource is fully updated to match the latest sociological teaching, research and developments to support you in learning about sociology today.Brought to you by an established and truste...
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The Sociology Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
Sarah Tomley - 2019-11-12 (first published in 2015)
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The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and h...
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The Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills - 2000-04-12 (first published in 1959)
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C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a hum...
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The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Peter L. Berger - 1967-07-11 (first published in 1966)
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Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdicipline that, since Max Sc...
Essential Sociology is a comprehensive text designed for the aspirants of Civil Services Examination. It will also be useful in the preparation of NET/JRF. This book covers the entire syllabus of Sociology optional, as prescribed by UPSC. The entire text has been divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I deals with the topics mentioned in ...
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A Dictionary of Sociology
John Scott - 2014-10-01 (first published in 2005)
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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, ...
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Sociological Theory
George Ritzer
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About the Author George Ritzer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His major areas of interest are sociological theory and the sociology of consumption. He has served as Chair of the American Sociological Association's Sections on Theoretical Sociology (1989-1990) and Organizations and Occupations (1980-1981). Professor Ritzer ...
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Anthony Giddens - 2013-01-01
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About the Book: Sociology: 7th Edition The Seventh Edition Of This Indispensable Resource Goes From Strength To Strength Providing A Vibrant, Engaging And Authoritative Introduction To Sociology. Revised and updated throughout, it provides a commanding overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given...
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Emile Durkheim - 2013-10-17 (first published in 1897)
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A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists.Emile Durkheim’s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists, this classic argues that suicide primarily results from a lack of integratio...
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Introducing Sociology
A Graphic Guide (Introducing Graphic Guides)
John Nagle - 2017-02-21
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Sociology is interested in the way citizens shape a society and the way a society shapes its citizens. Simply, it is the study of how society functions, or how it doesn’t.In the series’ inimitable style, Introducing Sociology: A Graphic Guide traces the origins of sociology from industrialization, revolution and the Enlightenment through to globali...
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Matthew Desmond - 2017-02-28
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Introduction to Sociology 2e by OpenStax by Heather Griffiths
AQA A Level Sociology Book One Including AS Level by Rob Webb by Rob Webb, Hal Westergaard, Keith Trobe, Annie Townend
The Despot's Apprentice by Brian Klaas
The Great Revolt by Salena Zito
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
Democracy for Realists by Christopher H. Achen
Rural Sociology by S. L. Doshi
Durable Inequality by Charles Tilly
The Family by Philip N. Cohen
AQA A-Level Sociology — Student Book 1 by Dave Aiken
Getting Respect by Michèle Lamont
The Despot's Accomplice by Brian Klaas
From Politics to the Pews by Michele F. Margolis
Suicide of the West by Jonah Goldberg
Caste by M. N. Srinivas
The People vs. Democracy by Yascha Mounk
The Diversity Bargain by Natasha K. Warikoo
What is Political Sociology? by Elisabeth S. Clemens
Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
Paying for the Party by Elizabeth A. Armstrong
The Politics of Resentment by Katherine J. Cramer
One Woman's Vengeance by Dennis R. Miller
The Perfect Song by Dennis Miller
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Pedigree by Lauren A. Rivera
Handbook of Indian Sociology by Veena Das
Economy and Society by Max Weber
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
The Corner by David Simon
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Reasons to Vote for Democrats by Michael J. Knowles
Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose
The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
Random Family by Adrian Nicole Leblanc
American Prison by Shane Bauer
Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
The Divide by Matt Taibbi
Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman
American Nations by Colin Woodard
No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen
Janesville by Amy Goldstein
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
In Over Our Heads by Robert Kegan
Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis
The Divide by Jason Hickel
The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi
The Years That Matter Most by Paul Tough
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Charged by Emily Bazelon
Race Matters, 25th Anniversary by Cornel West
Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko
The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan
Superior by Angela Saini
The Narrow Corridor by Daron Acemoglu
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria
The Railway Journey by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
The Muqaddimah by Ibn Ibn Khaldûn
The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
Marriage, a History by Stephanie Coontz
The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack