Thinking Sociologically / Edition 2

Thinking Sociologically / Edition 2

by Zygmunt Bauman, Tim May
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631219293

ISBN-13: 9780631219293

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors elucidate key concepts in sociology: for example, individualism versus community, and privilege versus deprivation. While charting a course through sociology's main concerns, Bauman

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In this lucid, stimulating and original book, Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May explore the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors elucidate key concepts in sociology: for example, individualism versus community, and privilege versus deprivation. While charting a course through sociology's main concerns, Bauman and May also examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life.

This volume is a completely revised and expanded edition that includes new materials on health and fitness, intimacy, time, space and disorder, risk, globalization, identity, organizations, and new technologies. It was written for the benefit and enjoyment of students, professional sociologists and social scientists, and anyone else interested in the dynamics and issues that structure everyday life.

Please visit the accompanying website at http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/ThinkSoc2e/ to view sample material from the new edition, sociology resources for lecturers and students plus information on related titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631219293
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised & Expanded
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Introduction: The Discipline of Sociology.

Part I: Action, Identity and Understanding in Everyday Life.

1. Oneself with Others.

2. Viewing and Sustaining Our Lives.

3. The Bonds that Unite: Speaking of 'We'.

Part II: Living our Lives: Challenges, Choices and Constraints.

4. Decisions and Actions: Power, Choice and Moral Duty.

5. Making it Happen: Gifts, Exchange and Intimacy in Relationships.

6. Care of Our Selves: The Body, Health and Sexuality.

7. Time, Space and (Dis)Order.

8. Drawing Boundaries: Culture, Nature, State and Territory.

9. The Business in Everyday Life: Consumption, Technology and Lifestyles.

Part III: Looking Back and Looking Forward.

10. Thinking Sociologically.

Questions for Reflection and Further Reading.

Index.

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