A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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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.

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A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Second Edition

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442606685
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,360,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alan Sears is Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the author of Retooling the Mind Factory: Education in a Lean State (2003).

James Cairns is Assistant Professor in the Contemporary Studies Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. He is the co-author, with Alan Sears, of A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

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

Preface to the Second Edition

1. An Interesting Idea, In Theory

2. But How Do You Know?

3. You Are Here: Mapping Social Relations

4. The Real World: Making Sense of Perceptions

5. Nature and Culture: The Social Construction of Distinctions

6. Making Time: Clocking Social Relations

7. Conclusion: So Many Theories, So Little Time

Glossary

References

Index

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