A Good Book, in Theory - 2nd Edition: Making Sense Through Inquire / Edition 1 by Alan Sears, James Cairns | | 9781442601567 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Good Book, in Theory - 2nd Edition: Making Sense Through Inquire / Edition 1

A Good Book, in Theory - 2nd Edition: Making Sense Through Inquire / Edition 1

by Alan Sears, James Cairns
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442601566

ISBN-13: 9781442601567

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.

Overview

This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442601567
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Preface to the First Edition: Users' Guide for Students and Instructors vii

Preface to the Second Edition xvii

1 An Intersting Idea, In Theory 1

2 But How Do You Know? 31

3 You Are Here: Mapping Social Relations 61

4 The Real World: Making Sense of Perceptions 83

5 Nature and Culture: The Social Construction of Distinctions 113

6 Making Time: Clocking Social Relations 135

7 Conclusion: So Many Theories, So Little Time 161

Glossary 183

References 189

Index 199

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