The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise / Edition 2

The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise / Edition 2

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by Allan Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592138756

ISBN-13: 9781592138753

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Temple University Press

If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it. It is about what that insight is and why it matters that we understand it, use it, and pass it on. It is about

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If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it. It is about what that insight is and why it matters that we understand it, use it, and pass it on. It is about the future of a discipline whose influence and credibility will stand or fall on the ability to foster a clear and widespread understanding of what it means to think sociologically.

About the Author:
Allan G. Johnson is a sociologist, writer, and public speaker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592138753
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Life, Practice, and Promise     1
The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing     7
Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life     37
The Structures of Social Life     76
Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place     111
Us, It, and Social Interaction     130
Living the Practice and the Promise     152
A Simple Framework for a Complicated World     171
Notes     187
Index     197

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The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
laurarc More than 1 year ago
Sure to be a beginning to a new sociological perspective, also very readable.