Sociology

ISBN-10: 0192853805
ISBN-13: 9780192853806
Edition: 2000
Authors: Steve Bruce
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 4.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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 role 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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Status of Sociology
Social Constructions
Causes and Consequences
The Modern World
The Imposters
Further Reading

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