Sociology of Personal Life by Vanessa May

Sociology of Personal Life by Vanessa May

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Exploring our own personal life can help us to fully understand broad sociological concepts. This book shows how we can connect our everyday lives and relationships with social ideas. From sexual behaviour to consumption patterns, this book offers wide coverage alongside specific examples to develop the student reader's sociological imagination.

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What can Sociology tell us about our personal lives, families and intimate relationships? This book explains how key theoretical perspectives and relevant contemporary research in the discipline can shed new light on even the most familiar areas of our everyday worlds. From friendships and pets, to political engagement and social legislation, the text shows how distinctions and connections can be drawn between our public and private lives. Each chapter explores a familiar topic that illustrates how individual relationships and lives can be shaped by social contexts, and how personal choices shape the wider social world. Using vivid case examples drawn from topical areas of debate, such as marriage rights and the role of social networking, the book is clearly laid out and easy to read. It gives useful explanations of theory and invaluable advice on how to carry out research on personal lives and relationships. This is essential reading for students of Sociology interested in family, relationships and beyond.

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SKU GOR007109508
Title Sociology of Personal Life
Author Edited by Vanessa May
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0230278973
ISBN 13 9780230278974
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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What can Sociology tell us about our personal lives, families and intimate relationships? This book explains how key theoretical perspectives and relevant contemporary research in the discipline can shed new light on even the most familiar areas of our everyday worlds. From friendships and pets, to political engagement and social legislation, the text shows how distinctions and connections can be drawn between our public and private lives. Each chapter explores a familiar topic that illustrates how individual relationships and lives can be shaped by social contexts, and how personal choices shape the wider social world. Using vivid case examples drawn from topical areas of debate, such as marriage rights and the role of social networking, the book is clearly laid out and easy to read. It gives useful explanations of theory and invaluable advice on how to carry out research on personal lives and relationships. This is essential reading for students of Sociology interested in family, relationships and beyond.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007109508
Title Sociology of Personal Life
Author Edited by Vanessa May
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0230278973
ISBN 13 9780230278974
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No