47 Sociology Essential Concepts in Sociology 2nd Edition Anthony Giddens & Philip W. Sutton London School of Economics and Political Science; formerly of University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen This clear and jargon-free book introduces a careful selection of essential concepts that have helped to shape sociology, and others that continue to do so. Organized in ten thematic sections, it will be essential reading for all those new to sociology, as well as those seeking a reliable route map for a rapidly changing world. • Carefully constructed introduction to the core ideas that shape our understanding of the social world • Going beyond dictionary-style definitions, the book provides a e coherent picture of sociology covering a core selection of concepts in more detail • Sets each concept in context, explores its main meanings in use, key criticisms, and ongoing development in contemporary research and theorizing • Co-authored by one of the world’s leading sociologists, and written by the author team of the UK’s best-selling university-level sociology text Print ISBN: 978-1-509-51666-7 | CL | €67.90 / 978-1-509-51667-4 | PR | €20.90 | MAR 2017 | 240PP About the Authors Anthony Giddens is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, and a member of the House of Lords, UK. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist, and his many books include Turbulent and Mighty Continent, The Third Way and The Consequences of Modernity. Philip W. Sutton is an independent researcher formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
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