Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books / Edition 1

Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books / Edition 1

by Dan Clawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558491538

ISBN-13: 9781558491533

Pub. Date: 07/22/1998

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

When the editors of Contemporary Sociology selected the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years and published new essays on their importance, the feature sparked enthusiasm, debate, and controversy. This volume responds to and extends that discussion by expanding the list to seventeen books, incorporating a piece on the bestsellers of sociology,

Overview

When the editors of Contemporary Sociology selected the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years and published new essays on their importance, the feature sparked enthusiasm, debate, and controversy. This volume responds to and extends that discussion by expanding the list to seventeen books, incorporating a piece on the bestsellers of sociology, and adding four essays on the "most influential" controversy itself. Although the list centers on sociology, only half of the books were written by sociologists.

The charge to the reviewers was not to make a case for a book, but rather to analyze the character and extent of its influence. Because these works are already recognized as milestones in their fields, and because the reviewers are prominent figures who themselves often played central roles in the dramas surrounding these titles, the reviews are as noteworthy for their critical edge as for their celebration of the books' contributions. The result is a thought-provoking volume that engages many of the key intellectual issues of our time.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558491533
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
07/22/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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