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