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The Riddles of Human Society
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The Riddles of Human Society


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Sociology (General)

March 1999 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This textbook uses the `riddles' metaphor to introduce social analysis and to communicate the critical, questioning aspects of sociology which are at the heart of its tradition. The book teaches the student how to be aware of the social `riddles' around them and how to solve those riddles using sociological analysis. Case studies, in-depth social analysis, illustrations and discussion questions make it the perfect book for active learning.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL RIDDLES
 
The Exploration of Social Riddles
 
PART TWO: SOCIOLOGICAL THINKING
 
The Perspectives of Sociology
 
The Concepts of Sociology
 
The Methods of Sociology
 
PART THREE: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY
 
Culture
The Software of Social Life  
 
Structure
The Architecture of Social Life  
 
Ritual
The Drama of Social Life  
 
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF SOCIAL RIDDLES
 
Micro Riddles
 
Macro Riddles
 
PART FIVE: THE GRAND RIDDLE
 
The Riddle of Human Freedom
 
A Guide for Exploring Social Riddles
 
Guidelines for a Socioautobiography
 
Socioautobiography Samples

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