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The Sociological Quest : An Introduction to the Study of Life - Evan Willis

The Sociological Quest

An Introduction to the Study of Life

Paperback Published: 1st February 2011
ISBN: 9781742372822
Number Of Pages: 224

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What is sociology? How do you 'do' sociology? Starting sociology can be daunting. This short introduction takes the reader on a quest towards a sociological understanding of the world we live in. Using contemporary examples, The Sociological Quest asks what is distinctive about the way sociologists view society. Evan Willis shows that they are concerned with the relationship between the individual and society, and that a sociological analysis involves an approach which is historical, cultural, structural and critical. This edition has been thoroughly revised and incorporates new examples on technology, terrorism, climate change and consumer behaviour.

About the Author

Evan Willis is the author of Medical Dominance.

Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. The nature of sociological explanation

3. Sociology's place in the academy

4. The sociological imagination

5. Structure and critique

6. The social and the biological world

7. Theory and method

8. Doing sociology

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ISBN: 9781742372822
ISBN-10: 1742372821
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 5

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