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  • In Defence of Sociologyby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Is there a future for sociology? To many, sociology seems to havelost its way. Born of the ideas of Auguste Comte in the nineteenthcentury, sociology established itself as 'the science ofmodernity', linked to a progressive view of history. Yet today theidea of progress has more or less collapsed; with its demise, somesay, sociological thought has moved... more...

  • Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory)by John Rex

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ?schools? provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution,... more...

  • In Praise of Sociologyby Professor Gordon Marshall; Gordon Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    In this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, a series of... more...

  • Sociology Projectsby David Barrat; Tony Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    Sociology Projects: A Students' Guide is a no-nonsense, practical guide to project work for Sociology students. It includes everything from advice on how to choose a manageable topic to checklists reminding you what you need to have done by when. Taking you right through from the initial preparation to the final results, this is an entertaining... more...

  • Visual Sociologyby Douglas Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or otherwise represented visually is different from the world... more...

  • Sceptical Sociology (RLE Social Theory)by John Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven by an obsession with the humdrum, it has exhibited some of the worst traits of the culture it should have been laying bare. Sceptical Sociology... more...

  • Functionalism, Exchange and Theoretical Strategy (RLE Social Theory)by Michael Mulkay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    M.J. Mulkay traces the development of certain recent versions of functionalism and exchange theory in sociology, with special attention to 'theoretical strategy'. He uses this term to refer to the policies which theorists adopt to ensure that their work contributes to their long range theoretical objectives. Such strategies are important, he believes,... more...

  • Sociology (Routledge Revivals)by Tom B. Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1962, this seminal work is an introduction to sociology in a world context, and a sophisticated guide to the major themes, problems and controversies in contemporary sociology. The book remains unique in its organisation and presentation of sociological ideas and problems, in it s lack of insularity (its wide coverage of diverse... more...

  • Wie kommt die Kultur in den Kopf?by Georg Northoff

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 0.00

    Alle reden vom Gehirn. Auch Annalena von Freihausen, in China aufgewachsene Kulturanthropologin, und der deutsche Neurowissenschaftler Felix Trittau tun dies. Und sie stolpern in ihren Gesprächen immer wieder über große Unterschiede in Wahrnehmung und Denken von Menschen verschiedener kultureller Herkunft. Tickt das Gehirn eines Chinesen anders als... more...

  • Interaction and the Standardized Survey Interviewby Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    Conversation analysis study of the interaction between interviewers and respondents in standardised survey interviews, first published in 2000. more...