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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction By Steve Bruce

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction
by Steve Bruce

Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world.
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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction by Steve Bruce

Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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About Steve Bruce


Steve Bruce is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He has written extensively on the nature of religion in the modern world and on the conflict in Northern Ireland. His most recent work on the former is Religion in the Modern World; on the latter, The Edge of the Union: The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision. His two interests combine in Conservative Protestant Politics.

Table of Contents


Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. The Status of Sociology ; 2. Social Constructions ; 3. Causes and Consequences ; 4. The Modern World ; 5. The Imposters ; Further Reading

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Sociology: A Very Short Introduction by Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-24
128
0192853805
9780192853806
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