Being Sociological

Being Sociological

by Catherine Lane West-Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230005233

ISBN-13: 9780230005235

Pub. Date: 04/03/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Sociology throws new light on the world we think we know. It can challenge long-held assumptions and it offers a spectrum of possibilities to extend our understandings of everyday life, politics, culture and relationships. It opens our eyes to alternatives for tackling social problems and connects every one of us to each other.

Being Sociological is an

Overview

Sociology throws new light on the world we think we know. It can challenge long-held assumptions and it offers a spectrum of possibilities to extend our understandings of everyday life, politics, culture and relationships. It opens our eyes to alternatives for tackling social problems and connects every one of us to each other.

Being Sociological is an entertaining, inspiring, intelligent introduction to this vast and illuminating subject. Each chapter follows a clear path through a core sociological process – from working and consuming to believing and communicating. With intriguing examples, clear definitions of essential jargon and stimulating theoretical explanation, the book focuses on the most important issues and ideas that inform sociology. The new edition:

• Expands the international range of examples and voices represented
• Draws on expertise of leading academic contributors from across seven countries
• Includes even more coverage of hot topics in new chapters on globalization and the environment
• Uses a clear structure throughout each chapter to ease the reading experience
• Aids understanding and learning with new features, including discussion points, annotated suggestions for further reading, an expanded glossary, and enhanced web support at http://www.palgrave.com/sociology/matthewman2e.

This is the resource all students new to the subject need in order to start their sociological journey with understanding, knowledge, imagination and confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230005235
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Read This Book; S.Matthewman & C.L.West-Newman
Being Sociological; C.L.West-Newman & S.Matthewman
Researching; B.Curtis
Modernizing; R.Kilminster
Controlling: Power; C.L.West-Newman & S.Matthewman
Stratifying: Inequality; D.Mayeda
Becoming: Identities; M.Sullivan & C.L.West-Newman
Gendering; M. Holmes
Sexualizing; M.Stevens
Racializing; C.L.West-Newman & I.Vodanovich
Relating: Families; R.Shaw
Feeling: Emotions; C.L.West-Newman
Believing: Religions; T.McIntosh
Educating; V.de Oliveira
Straying: Deviance; S. Pfhol & K. Bachechi
Globalizing; M. Steger & E.Wilson
Working; B.Curtis
Consuming; C. Rojek
Sustaining: The Environment; B. Smart
Connecting: Technology; S.Matthewman
Communicating: Media; W. Wood
Finishing; S.Matthewman
Glossary

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