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Sociology: The Basics By Ken Plummer (University of Essex, UK)

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Sociology: The Basics by Ken Plummer (University of Essex, UK)

A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines:

  • The scope, history and purpose of sociology.
  • Ways of understanding society and 'the social'.
  • The state of the world we live in today.
  • Suffering and social inequalities.
  • Key tools for researching and thinking about society.
  • The impact of the digital world and new technologies.
  • The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all.

The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.

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About Ken Plummer (University of Essex, UK)


Ken Plummer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and is internationally known for his research on sexualities and narrative. He is author of many books, including the best selling Sociology: A Global Introduction (with John Macionis, fifth edition, 2012). His most recent book is Cosmopolitan Sexualities (2015).

Table of Contents


1. Imaginations: Acting in a world I never made 2. Theory: Thinking the social 3. Societies: Living in the twenty first century 4. History: Standing on the shoulders of giants 5. Problems: Puzzling some key questions of sociological analysis 6. Research: Critically engaging with the empirical 7. Trouble: Suffering inequalities at the intersections of social divisions 8. Visions: Creating sociological hope 9. Conclusion: The sociological imagination - 21 Theses 10. Appendix: Epigrammatic sociology - twenty little wisdoms to ponder

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Sociology: The Basics by Ken Plummer (University of Essex, UK)
Ken Plummer (University of Essex, UK)
The Basics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2016-06-16
288
1138927457
9781138927452
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