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Key Ideas in Sociology
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Key Ideas in Sociology

Third Edition
Edited by:
  • Peter Kivisto - Augustana College, USA, Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought, and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare, Augustana College, USA


August 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The only compact and portable book for undergraduate readers that links issues regarding post-modern society to the ideas and individuals that gave rise to sociological thinking in the late 19th century.

Students too often learn about social theorists as unconnected with one another. Key Ideas in Sociology shows how ideas developed by one theorist evolve and are further shaped by subsequent theorists, reflecting on different historical circumstances.

Peter Kivisto offers a genuinely integrated view of the history of social thought, linking classical sociological ideas to today's thinking about contemporary life. He shows how theorizing is not a dry, abstract exercise, but a practical human necessity in the ongoing quest to understand and cope with our complex and ever-changing social conditions.

 
Preface
 
Timeline
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. Key Ideas About the Social World
 
2. Industrial Society: From the Satanic Mills to the Digital Age
 
3. Democracy: From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
 
4. Individualism: The Tension Between Me and Us
 
5. Modernity: From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions
 
6. Globalization: Key Ideas in a Global Framework
 
Review Questions
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

I didnt receive this book :(

Dr Chelle Oldham
Early Years Development and Learning, Coventry University
May 20, 2019

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