Thinking Sociologically

ISBN-10: 0631219293
ISBN-13: 9780631219293
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: The Discipline of Sociology
Action, Identity and Understanding in Everyday Life
Oneself with Others
Viewing and Sustaining Our Lives
The Bonds that Unite: Speaking of 'We'
Living our Lives: Challenges, Choices and Constraints
Decisions and Actions: Power, Choice and Moral Duty
Making it Happen: Gifts, Exchange and Intimacy in Relationships
Care of Our Selves: The Body, Health and Sexuality
Time, Space and (Dis)Order
Drawing Boundaries: Culture, Nature, State and Territory
The Business in Everyday Life: Consumption, Technology and Lifestyles
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Thinking Sociologically
Questions for Reflection and Further Reading
Index

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