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Haralambos & Holborn Sociology
Themes And Perspectives
HARALAMBOS - Jan 01, 2014
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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...
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 ...
A Dictionary of Sociology
John Scott - Oct 01, 2014 (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, ...
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 ...
Anthony Giddens - Jan 01, 2013
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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...
How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky - Jan 08, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE - SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Time - Foreign Affairs - WBUR - PasteDonald Trump's presidency has raise...
The Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills - Apr 12, 2000 (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...
Introduction to Sociology 2e by OpenStax
Heather Griffiths - Apr 24, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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This book is available for free at to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify an...
The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Peter L. Berger - Jul 11, 1967 (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...
AQA A Level Sociology Book One Including AS Level by Rob Webb
Rob Webb; Hal Westergaard; Keith Trobe; Annie Townend; - Jan 01, 1800
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AQA A Level Sociology Book One Including AS Level...
The Despot's Apprentice
Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy
Brian Klaas - Nov 14, 2017
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An ex-US campaign advisor who has sat with the world’s dictators explains Donald Trump’s increasingly authoritarian tactics and the threat they pose to American democracy. Donald Trump isn’t a despot. But he is increasingly acting like The Despot’s Apprentice, an understudy in authoritarian tactics that threaten to erode American democracy. Whether...
The Great Revolt by Salena Zito
The People vs. Democracy by Yascha Mounk
One Woman's Vengeance by Dennis R. Miller
Suicide of the West by Jonah Goldberg
Democracy for Realists by Christopher H. Achen
Rural Sociology by S.L. Doshi
The Sociology Book by Sarah Tomley
Introduction to Sociology by Deborah Carr
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
The Perfect Song by Dennis Miller
The Increasingly United States by Daniel J. Hopkins
The Real World by Kerry Ferris
Caste by M. N. Srinivas
The Diversity Bargain by Natasha K. Warikoo
What is Political Sociology? by Elisabeth S. Clemens
Uncivil Agreement by Lilliana Mason
Paying for the Party by Elizabeth A. Armstrong
The Politics of Resentment by Katherine J. Cramer
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Do Facts Matter? by Jennifer L. Hochschild
Pedigree by Lauren A. Rivera
Neither Liberal nor Conservative by Donald R. Kinder
Classical Sociological Theory by George Ritzer
Handbook of Indian Sociology by Veena Das
The Polarizers by Sam Rosenfeld
Anti-Pluralism by William A. Galston
Engines of Anxiety by Wendy Nelson Espeland
Money, Morals, and Manners by Michèle Lamont
Democracy in America? by Benjamin I. Page
Medical Sociology by William C. Cockerham
Social Change in Modern India by M.N. Srinivas
Sociology by John J. Macionis
The Dignity of Working Men by Michèle Lamont
Introducing Sociology by John Nagle
An Introduction To Political Theory 7/Ed by O.P GABA
On Suicide by Emile Durkheim
Indian Society And Culture by Continuity and Change
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
The Muqaddimah by Ibn Ibn Khaldûn
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol
The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack
Our Culture, What's Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple
Generations by Neil Howe
Working by Studs Terkel
Blind to Betrayal by Jennifer Freyd
Down, Out, and Under Arrest by Forrest Stuart
The Image by Daniel J. Boorstin
Poor People's Movements by Frances Fox Piven
Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau
The Civilizing Process by Norbert Elias
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Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman
Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
Domination and the Arts of Resistance by James C. Scott
The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
Asylums by Erving Goffman
The Interpretation of Cultures by Clifford Geertz
The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
Economy and Society by Max Weber
An Engine, Not a Camera by Donald Mackenzie
An American Dilemma by Gunnar Myrdal
Sociobiology by Edward O. Wilson
Very Important People by Ashley Mears
Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America by Barry Latzer
The Decadent Society by Ross Douthat
The End of Patriarchy by Robert Jensen
Everything You Need to Know about Social Media by Greta Van Susteren
The Working Poor by David K. Shipler
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
From Max Weber by Max Weber
Stigma by Erving Goffman
Liquid Life by Zygmunt Bauman