Core Concepts in Sociology

Author: J. Michael Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119168619

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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An essential guide to the basic concepts that comprise the study of sociology with contributions from an international range of leading experts Core Concepts in Sociology is a comprehensive guide to the essential concepts relevant to the current study of the discipline and wider social science. The contributing authors cover a wide range of concepts that remain at the heart of sociology including those from its academic founding and others much more recent in their development. The text contains contributions from an international panel of leading figures in the field, utilizing their expertise on core concepts and presenting an accessible introduction for students. Drawing on the widest range of ideas, research, current literature and expert assessment, Core Concepts in Sociology contains over 90 concepts that represent the discipline. Coverage includes concepts ranging from aging to capitalism, democracy to economic sociology, epistemology to everyday life, media to risk, stigma and much more. This vital resource: Sets out the concepts that underpin the study of sociology and wider social science Contains contributions from an international panel of leading figures in the field Includes a comprehensive review of the basic concepts that comprise the foundation and essential development of the discipline Designed as a concise and accessible resource Written for students, researchers and wider professionals with an interest in the field of sociology, Core Concepts in Sociology offers a concise, affordable and accessible resource for studying the underpinnings of sociology and social science.
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Basic Concepts in Sociology

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806503042

Category: Social Science

Page: 123

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"Here, in one volume, are presented most of the ideas which Weber later elaborated in his voluminous writings: his construction of ideal types as instruments for the understanding of reality; his theory of organizations; his analysis of the role of religion in modern society, and many others"--Cover.
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Key Concepts in Sociology

Author: Peter Braham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849203040

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This is a compact, yet comprehensive, title that clarifies and explains the main concepts within sociology. It is useful both for new students and for students who wants to refresh their memory and come up with new ideas for essay topics.
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The Basics of Sociology

Author: Kathy S. Stolley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323874

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.
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Key Concepts in Body and Society

Author: Kate Cregan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268888

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"This is a very useful book outlining the key concepts of the body in society. It is easy to read and provides useful examples, making it ideal for students across a range of social science disciplines." - Dr Sharron Hinchliff, Sheffield University "Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style... An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teaching." - Dr Rob Meadows, University of Surrey "This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluable." - Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: Includes an easy to understand definition Provides real-world examples Gives suggestions for further reading Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts. Written to meet the needs of the modern student, this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.
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Key Concepts in Sociology

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137171529

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Complementing the student's primary reading, Key Concepts in Sociology presents a comprehensive glossary of the key terms, concepts and figures that dominate the sociological landscape. Organized alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use and accessibility, the book also provides suggestions for further reading to consolidate learning.
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