Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

by Steve Bruce
     
 
Steve Bruce conveys the essence of the field of sociology in this fascinating volume. A well-known populizer of the discipline, Bruce presents here an introduction to a way of thinking that will appeal to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of modern society.

Bruce reasserts the value of sociology as a social science, as a framework of understanding

Overview

Steve Bruce conveys the essence of the field of sociology in this fascinating volume. A well-known populizer of the discipline, Bruce presents here an introduction to a way of thinking that will appeal to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of modern society.

Bruce reasserts the value of sociology as a social science, as a framework of understanding the human condition that grounds its explanations in reliable observations of the real world. Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political, organizations, Bruce explores the tension between the individual's rate in society and society's role in shaping the individual Sociology: A Very Short introduction demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192853479
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/24/1999
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Bruce is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is a frequent contributor to the Herald (Scotland), and is the author of Religion in the Modern World, The Edge of the Union: The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision, and Conservative Protestant Politics.

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