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Social Theory A Basic Tool Kit

ISBN-10: 0333962125

ISBN-13: 9780333962121

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: John Parker, Leonard Mars, Paul Ransome, Hilary Stanworth

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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Albert Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France as Alberto Aleondro Uderzo. In 1940, when he was just 13, he worked for Paris Publishing Society where he learned the basics for his profession - designing text and letters and editing photos. During World War II he worked on a farm and later as a furniture maker with his father. His drawing skills were put aside until 1945 when he entered a comic strip competition and later worked on a cartoon film titled Clic Clac. In the mean time he moved to Paris and worked on the magazine O.K. where he created several comics such as Arys Buck and Belloy. It was then that he met Rene Goscinny and the two worked on new comic book characters like Ompah-pah, Jehan Pistolet and Luc Junior. In 1959 they started a magazine called Pilote aimed at older children. It was the first issue that introduced the character Asterix and it was a big hit. By 1967 the comic became so popular that they decided to devote all their time to the series. Albert Uderzo was the illustator of all thirty Asterix adventures and the writer of the last eight adventures.John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including THE GURKHAS, DEATH OF A HERO and SBS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE.

Introduction: The Tool Kit
The Concept of the Individual
What Do Individuals Explain?
Testing the Explanatory Value of Individuals
The Concept of Nature
What Does Nature Explain?
Testing the Explanatory Value of Nature
The Concept of Culture
What Does Culture Explain?
Testing the Explanatory Value of Culture
The Concept of Action
What Does Action Explain?
Testing the Explanatory Value of Action
The Concept of Social Structure
What Does Social Structure Explain?
Testing the Explanatory Value of Social Structure
Conclusion
Get Real: a Perspective on Social Science
Being Practical: the Uses and Payoffs of Social Explanation
Appendix: Do it Yourself; Using the Tool Kit to Develop your Own Hypotheses
Glossary
Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading