Sociology: A Short Introduction
January 2004, Polity
1. The reality of everyday life.
2. Who do we think we are?.
3. Who do we love?.
4. Who do we talk to?.
5. Is work a curse?.
6. Does inequality matter?.
7. Why don't things fall apart?.
8. Has the magic gone?.
9. What can sociology do for you?.
- concise, accessible introduction to a key discipline in the social sciences;
- written by an experienced author who is widely respected for his broad and deep understanding of the subject and his ability to write in a clear and compelling way;
- provides argument and evidence about key sociological questions which will be of help to students approaching the subject for the first time;
- this is the third book in the Polity Short Introductions series (following Bob Connell's Gender and Stephanise Lawson's International Relations).
-- David Abbott, former Head of Sociology at Hills Road Sixth-Form College
"Of all the many books of this kind this is easily one of the most compelling. It is beautifully written – clear, alluring, and very readable for students."
-- Charles Lemert, Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University, Connecticut