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Sociology A Brief but Critical Introduction

Sociology  A Brief but Critical Introduction Author Anthony Giddens
ISBN-10 9781349185214
Release 1986-12-19
Pages 192
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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.



Sociology A Brief but Critical Introduction

Sociology  A Brief but Critical Introduction Author Anthony Giddens
ISBN-10 9781349185214
Release 1986-12-19
Pages 192
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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.



Social Media

Social Media Author Christian Fuchs
ISBN-10 9781473987494
Release 2017-02-25
Pages 400
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This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements. The second edition explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb and social media in China.



New Media

New Media Author Martin Lister
ISBN-10 9780415431606
Release 2009
Pages 446
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New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new 'Virtual Camera' case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.



The Cultural Study of Music

The Cultural Study of Music Author Martin Clayton
ISBN-10 9781136754326
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 376
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Perspectives in Sociology

Perspectives in Sociology Author E.C. Cuff
ISBN-10 9781317644026
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 416
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From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: a completely rewritten general introduction and conclusion; all-new introductions to each part, clarifying how each one builds on what came before; an updated set of formative questions at the end of each chapter; a comprehensive glossary of key terms. While retaining its emphasis and wealth of information on the founding figures of sociology, this sixth edition includes new tools that will allow students from related disciplines to access relevant sociological material quickly.



A Short History of Sociological Thought

A Short History of Sociological Thought Author
ISBN-10 9781349216420
Release 1991-10-18
Pages 348
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A Short History of Sociological Thought has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Short History of Sociological Thought also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Short History of Sociological Thought book for free.



Method in Social Science

Method in Social Science Author Andrew Sayer
ISBN-10 9780415076074
Release 1992
Pages 313
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In its second edition, Method in Social Science was widely praised for its penetrating analysis of central questions in social science discourse. This revised edition comes with a new preface and a full bibliography. The book is intended for students and researchers familiar with social science but having little or no previous experiences of philosophical and methodological discussion, and for those who are interested in realism and method.



The Sociology of Gender

The Sociology of Gender Author Amy S. Wharton
ISBN-10 9781444397246
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 288
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Featuring extensive revisions and updates, the Second Edition of The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research presents an introductory overview of gender theory and research, and continues to offer a unique and compelling approach to one of the most important topics in the field of sociology. Features extensive revisions and updates, and incorporates recent cross-national research on gender Expands and develops frameworks introduced in first edition Treats gender as a multilevel system operating at the individual, interactional, and institutional levels Stresses conceptual and theoretical issues in the sociology of gender Offers an accessible yet intellectually sophisticated approach to current gender theory and research Includes pedagogical features designed to encourage critical thinking and debate



Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place Author Phil Hubbard
ISBN-10 1446259722
Release 2010-11-12
Pages 528
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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.



The Sociology of Sports

The Sociology of Sports Author Tim Delaney
ISBN-10 9780786497676
Release 2015-07-22
Pages 468
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Reviews of the first edition: "The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended"--Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport.



Introduction to Cities

Introduction to Cities Author Xiangming Chen
ISBN-10 9781119167723
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 432
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The revised and updated second edition of Introduction to Cities explores why cities are such a vital part of the human experience and how they shape our everyday lives. Written in engaging and accessible terms, Introduction to Cities examines the study of cities through two central concepts: that cities are places, where people live, form communities, and establish their own identities, and that they are spaces, such as the inner city and the suburb, that offer a way to configure and shape the material world and natural environment. Introduction to Cities covers the theory of cities from an historical perspective right through to the most recent theoretical developments. The authors offer a balanced account of life in cities and explore both positive and negative themes. In addition, the text takes a global approach, with examples ranging from Berlin and Chicago to Shanghai and Mumbai. The book is extensively illustrated with updated maps, charts, tables, and photographs. This new edition also includes a new section on urban planning as well as new chapters on cities as contested spaces, exploring power and politics in an urban context. It contains; information on the status of poor and marginalized groups and the impact of neoliberal policies; material on gender and sexuality; and presents a greater range of geographies with more attention to European, Latin American, and African cities. Revised and updated, Introduction to Cities provides a complete introduction to the history, evolution, and future of our modern cities.



Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory Author Richard Delgado
ISBN-10 9780814720837
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 207
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For well over a decade, critical race theory—the school of thought that holds that race lies at the very nexus of American life—has roiled the legal academy. In recent years, however, the fundamental principles of the movement have influenced other academic disciplines, from sociology and politics to ethnic studies and history. And yet, while the critical race theory movement has spawned dozens of conferences and numerous books, no concise, accessible volume outlines its basic parameters and tenets. Here, then, from two of the founders of the movement, is the first primer on one of the most influential intellectual movements in American law and politics.



Sociology a Brief Introduction

Sociology  a Brief Introduction Author Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN-10 0070572348
Release 1997
Pages 444
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Three basic premises guide this introductory text: first, that theory and research must be both comprehensive and clear; second, that the text must show how the discipline is relevant to students' lives; and lastly, that it must stress critical thinking skills. It represents all major theoretical perspectives and research methods, taking a social policy emphasis that underscores the usefulness of sociological theory and research in understanding and resolving the issues facing the modern world.



Social Movements

Social Movements Author Donatella della Porta
ISBN-10 9781405148214
Release 2009-02-09
Pages 360
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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.



SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology Author Kimberly McGann
ISBN-10 9781483378718
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 280
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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.



American Society

American Society Author Erik Olin Wright
ISBN-10 0393938859
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 592
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The definitive critical introduction to American society.