Preface to the Second Edition.
Introduction: The Discipline of Sociology.
Part I: Action, Identity and Understanding in Everyday Life.
1. Oneself with Others.
2. Viewing and Sustaining Our Lives.
3. The Bonds that Unite: Speaking of 'We'.
Part II: Living our Lives: Challenges, Choices and Constraints.
4. Decisions and Actions: Power, Choice and Moral Duty.
5. Making it Happen: Gifts, Exchange and Intimacy in Relationships.
6. Care of Our Selves: The Body, Health and Sexuality.
7. Time, Space and (Dis)Order.
8. Drawing Boundaries: Culture, Nature, State and Territory.
9. The Business in Everyday Life: Consumption, Technology and Lifestyles.
Part III: Looking Back and Looking Forward.
10. Thinking Sociologically.
Questions for Reflection and Further Reading.
"In the first edition of Thinking Sociologically, Bauman created a very personal yet inspiring view of Sociology as a liberating discipline. In the second edition, Bauman and collaborator Tim May have added new topics - Time and Space, Intimacy, and Risk - that have kept the visionary gleam of the original. In showing how Sociology can illuminate the rhythms of everyday life, this new edition will enthuse a new generation of students." -- Nick Abercrombie, Lancaster University
"In this revised edition, Tim May has done a brilliant job of reworking Bauman's text while keeping the directness and verve of the original version." -- William Outhwaite, University of Sussex
"Bauman and May have produced a new edition of a book whcih will serve us well for a second decade" Community Care
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"Bauman skilfully weaves in the contributions of major theorists and introduces important concepts of sociology as they become relevant." Choice
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"A wise, introduction to sociology." Contemporary Sociology
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About the Authors
Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman is a world-renowned sociologist, known for his recent groundbreaking work in social theory. His book Modernity and the Holocaust won the distinguished Amalfi prize for the best sociology book of 1989. He is also the author of Postmodern Ethics (Blackwell, 1993), Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern Morality (Blackwell, 1995), Liquid Modernity (Polity, 2000) and Individualized Society(Polity, 2000).
Tim MayTim May is Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford. He is the author of Social Research: Issues, Methods, and Process (third edition, 2001); Situating Social Theory (1996) and editor of Qualitative Research in Action (2002); co-author, with Malcolm Williams, of Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Research (1996), with whom he also co-edited Knowing the Social World (1998).
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