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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
9781592138760
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
755,168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing7
2Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life36
3The Structures of Social Life79
4Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place118
5Us, It, and Social Interaction141
6Living the Practice and the Promise165
Notes191
Index201

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