Key Ideas in Sociology / Edition 2

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Overview

Key Ideas in Sociology provides undergraduate and graduate students with a concise and intellectual account of ideas that have been developed over time by a variety of social thinkers. It is an ideal supplementary textbook for an idea-oriented introductory sociology course or for any social theory course.
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Donald A. Nielsen

"The new edition is very nice indeed. I like the timeline, not only for the usual dates of theorists' births and deaths, but even more for the list of historical events, which are well chosen and will help students get a sense of historical context for the ideas themselves. Also, the expanded material at the end on global society is great. . . .and the list of questions will prove helpful too. I think this is the best introduction to social theories currently on the market! "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761988250
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Timeline
1 Key Ideas About the Social World 1
2 Industrial Society: From the Satanic Mills to the Computer Age 10
3 Democracy: From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wall 46
4 Individualism: The Tension Between Me and Us 83
5 Modernity: From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions 121
6 Globalization: Key Ideas in a Global Framework 155
Review Questions 171
References 175
Index 193
About the Author 203
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