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In Praise of Sociology By Professor Gordon Marshall

In Praise of Sociology
by Professor Gordon Marshall

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In this book the author attempts to define the valuable qualities of British sociology and its importance for understanding contemporary society. He does so through exposition of ten classic studies of British society by British sociologists since 1945.
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In Praise of Sociology by Professor Gordon Marshall

In this book the author attempts to define the valuable qualities of British sociology and its imortance for understanding contemporary society. He does so through exposition of ten classic studies of British society by British sociologists since 1945. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, a series of points that can be made in praise or criticism of the research, and an assessment of the sociological contribution made by the researchers. The ten studies chosen are: Goldthorpe on social mobility, Townsend on poverty, Rex and Moore on race and the inner city, the Affluent Worker project, Wallis on sectarianism, Jackson and Marsden on education and the working class, Brown and Harris on clinical depression among women, Cohen on deviance, Bott on families and social networks, and Burns and Stalker on management and new technology.

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Table of Contents


The theme; social class and social mobility; education and culture; poverty in an affluent society; managing the new technology; workers and their wages; race and housing in the inner city; the rise and fall of the mods; sociologists and scientologists; on the social origins of clinical depression; families and social networks - a conclusion.

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GOR001100997
In Praise of Sociology by Professor Gordon Marshall
Professor Gordon Marshall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1990-05-24
272
0044456883
9780044456889
N/A
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